I never met Alan Watts, and when he died, I was only seven years old. And yet when I came across one of his talks on youtube, it was as though all the intellectual obstacles I had encountered in how to understand words like 'God', 'religion', and 'faith' - so many of the questions, so many of the problems I had spent nights pondering - were instantly unravelled.
Watts lived a difficult life, and in many ways he was a broken man. But like all authentic visionaries, his deep insights arrived through the cracks of his own soul, his own journey.
Thank you, Alan Watts, for showing me how my mind can join this incredible journey.