A Gorgeous Overhead Drone Tour of the World Set to the Incredibly Wise Words of Philosopher Alan Watts

In the short film “Life From Above and Beyond”, travel photographer Trey Ratcliffe combined three years’ worth of gorgeous drone footage he’d taken from his amazing trip around the world and set it to several incredibly insightful Alan Watts narratives from the book Tao of Philosophy and to ethereal music by Hans Zimmer. The exquisite combination of footage, narrative, and music creates a truly magical experience.

When you’re ready to wake up, you’re going to wake up, and if you’re not ready you’re going to stay pretending that you’re just a ‘poor little me.’ ….But I assume that maybe you are not serious, but sincere – that you are ready to wake up. So then, when you’re in the way of waking up, and finding out who you really are, what you do is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call here and now. You are something that the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something that the whole ocean is doing.

via Kevin Kelly