Alan Watts was a writer, speaker, philosopher, environmentalist, interpreter, and philosopher of Eastern culture who passed away 43 years ago. His talks are still - or perhaps even more - relevant today. He would have rocked at TED!
Many of his lectures have been put to video and I've shared a few on this site in the past. One of my favorite Watts' quotes sums up a lot about life; "The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." Here's another snippet that might inspire you.