Lenny Bruce is not afraid
The dates line up. And one needn't put reincarnation to the side. Alan Watts covered that angle.
Alan Watts ~ Wake Up ~ Stop Sleeping Through Life
There are tons of Alan Watts videos available at Youtube. I like them. I like them a lot. In one of them, I forget if it's the one above, Watts says that McLuhan's rear view mirror schtick was derived from his own. Watts was on that rock star circuit donkeytale has alluded to. Another one on it was Lenny Bruce.
Watts speaks of patterns and how if we are able to break them down, we may be able to figure out who we were in previous incarnations. It is perhaps a thankless and ultimately fruitless task. It will definitely become easier as we have entered the BubbleBoy era. One can go to Youtube and get firsthand experience of greats such as McLuhan, Watts, and Bruce. However, there are simply so many people that it will always be akin to looking for a needle in a haystack.
What would be the point of it anyway?
Watts also mentioned the phenomenon of children somehow remembering previous lives. It is interesting to truly find out that literally nothing is new under the sun.
I won't go into the specifics of why I believe I am the reincarnation of Bruce, since that would be holding onto the false ego, even if I could build a substantial circumstantial case. Nonetheless, it is not a waste of time for folks to recognise the patterns which make up one's identity. It is never a mistake to reflect and evolve.
The end goal, however, is to become part and parcel of nature. That much is clear. One must face their fake demons, so to blog.
Even if we are not the same person, I appreciate the pattern of his thoughts and sense of humor. I feel an affinity towards them. The strange thing about Lenny Bruce was how he went for the hard drugs and avoided weed. He felt marijuana too easily opened up the mind to tons of ideas and emotions. He said no thanks, I already got that memo. I was the opposite. I wanted nothing to do with the hard stuff and fell in love with good old kaya.
This entry has been about sharing. I am spent for writing at the moment. Yet that is fine. The moment is everything.
My next Watts video to watch will be:
Rockville, Maryland is where I had the showdown with Brett Kimberlin. To go full circle, let's listen to some more REM, as in Don't go back to -Rockville- the false ego.
Or forget that! Let's truly go Full Circle. That was an album by The Doors minus Jim Morrison which provided love and granola for all!
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