The Wisdom of Insecurity
A Message for an Age of Anxiety
By Alan W. Watts
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307741202, 152pp.)
Publication Date: February 8, 2011
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We live in an age of unprecedented anxiety. Spending all our time trying to anticipate and plan for the future and to lamenting the past, we forget to embrace the here and now. We are so concerned with tomorrow that we forget to enjoy today. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, Alan Watts shows that it is only by acknowledging what we do not--and cannot--know that we can learn anything truly worth knowing. In "The Wisdom of Insecurity, " he shows us how, in order to lead a fulfilling life, we must embrace the present--and live fully in the now. Featuring an Introduction by Deepak Chopra.
In addition to being an acclaimed author and philosopher, Dr. Watts was also an Episcopalian minister, professor, graduate-school dean and reasearch fellow of Harvard University. By the early 1960s, he moved to Sausolito, California, and held seminars and lectures throughout the United States. Alan Watts died in 1973.