The Dream of Life by Alan Watts

Here is a link to a beautiful video and a talk on the Self by Alan Watts.

If you awaken from this illusion, and you understand that black implies white, self implies other, life implies death … or shall I say, death implies life … you can feel yourself.  Not as a stranger in the world, not as something here on probation, not as something that has arrived here by fluke, but you can begin to feel your own existence as absolutely fundamental … So in this idea, then, everybody is fundamentally the ultimate reality.  Not God in a politically kingly sense, but God in the sense of being the Self, the deep-down basic whatever there is.  And you’re all that, only you’re pretending you’re not.