The Wisdom of Insecurity

The Wisdom of Insecurity
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-11-16
ISBN 10: 0307809862
ISBN 13: 9780307809865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Insecurity Book Review:

"The perfect guide for a course correction in life, away from materialism and its empty promise" (Deepak Chopra), The Wisdom of Insecurity shows us how—in an age of unprecedented anxiety—we must embrace the present and live fully in the now in order to live a fulfilling life. 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. “Perhaps the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West, Watts had the rare gift of ‘writing beautifully the unwritable.’” —Los Angeles Times

The Wisdom of Insecurity

The Wisdom of Insecurity
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1951
ISBN 10: 0307741206
ISBN 13: 9780307741202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Insecurity Book Review:

Suggests that the best way to achieve security in life is to let go of the anxiety associated with the past and future, understand and accept the limits of technology and science, and to focus on the present moment.

Wisdom Of Insecurity

Wisdom Of Insecurity
Author: Alan W Watts
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-08-31
ISBN 10: 1448147999
ISBN 13: 9781448147991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wisdom Of Insecurity Book Review:

'A revelatory classic' Maria Popova 'A spiritual polymath, the first and possibly greatest' Deepak Chopra What we have forgotten is that thoughts and words are conventions, and that it is fatal to take conventions too seriously Too often we fall into the trap of anticipating the future while lamenting the past and in the midst of this negative loop we forget how to live in the now. In this iconic and prescient text, pioneering Zen scholar Alan Watts shows us how, in an age of unprecedented anxiety, we must embrace the present in order to live a fulfilling life.

The Age of Anxiety

The Age of Anxiety
Author: W. H. Auden
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-02-27
ISBN 10: 069113815X
ISBN 13: 9780691138152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Anxiety Book Review:

An annotated critical edition of Auden's last, longest book-length poem.

The Book

The Book
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2011-09-28
ISBN 10: 0307807878
ISBN 13: 9780307807878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Book Review:

A revelatory primer on what it means to be human, from "the perfect guide for a course correction in life" (Deepak Chopra)—and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence. At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the “outside” world with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world. To help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe, Watts has crafted a revelatory primer on what it means to be human—and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence. In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta.

Zen Buddhism

Zen Buddhism
Author: Daisetz Teitarō Suzuki
Publsiher: Harmony
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 038548349X
ISBN 13: 9780385483490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zen Buddhism Book Review:

A highly accessible overview of Zen philosophy includes a basic historical background, a thorough overview of the techniques of Zen practice, and explanations of key concepts and terminology. Reissue.

Become what You are

Become what You are
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1570629404
ISBN 13: 9781570629402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Become what You are Book Review:

In this collection of essays, Watts displays the playfulness of thought and simplicity of language that has made him one of the most popular lecturers and authors on the spiritual traditions of the East. Watts draws on a variety of religious traditions and explores the limits of language in the face of spiritual truth.

Eastern Wisdom Modern Life

Eastern Wisdom  Modern Life
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-02-08
ISBN 10: 1577319222
ISBN 13: 9781577319221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eastern Wisdom Modern Life Book Review:

Alan Watts introduced millions of Western readers to Zen and other Eastern philosophies. But he is also recognized as a brilliant commentator on Judeo-Christian traditions, as well as a celebrity philosopher who exemplified the ideas — and lifestyle — of the 1960s counterculture. In this compilation of controversial lectures that Watts delivered at American universities throughout the sixties, he challenges readers to reevaluate Western culture's most hallowed constructs. Watts treads the familiar ground of interpreting Eastern traditions, but he also covers new territory, exploring the counterculture's basis in the ancient tribal and shamanic cultures of Asia, Siberia, and the Americas. In the process, he addresses some of the era's most important questions: What is the nature of reality? How does an individual's relationship to society affect this reality? Filled with Watts's playful, provocative style, the talks show the remarkable scope of a philosopher at his prime, exploring and defining the sixties counterculture as only Alan Watts could.

The Wisdom of Anxiety

The Wisdom of Anxiety
Author: Sheryl Paul
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-05-28
ISBN 10: 1683643364
ISBN 13: 9781683643364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom of Anxiety Book Review:

A counselor in the depth psychology tradition shows readers there's nothing to fear from anxiety “The Wisdom of Anxiety serves as a well-lit pathway to the truth of who we are and to how to navigate life when paralyzed by anxiety, depression, overwhelm, and a sense of hopelessness.” —Alanis Morissette, singer-songwriter Work anxiety. Relationship anxiety. Social anxiety. World anxiety. Money anxiety. Health anxiety. How does reading those words make you feel? All too often, when we experience the things that give us anxiety, our first instinct is to try to run away or numb out from feeling them. But what if the unpleasant feelings you want to turn away from are actually vital sources of information about your well-being? In The Wisdom of Anxiety, counselor Sheryl Paul examines the deeper meaning of the racing thoughts, sweaty palms, and insomnia that accompany the uncertain moments of our lives. No one likes to feel anxiety—and yet, Paul asserts it can be a remarkably direct messenger of our subconscious. Here you will learn how you can pause and listen to your anxieties to discover inner truths that you’ve been avoiding. This lyrically written book not only considers the many forms anxieties can take, but also provides deep-dive practices for addressing them at their roots. Here you will learn: The nature of intrusive thoughts and how to manage them. How to explore states of loneliness, apathy, regret, and shame without being caught up in them. Feeling anxiety around feeling good? Discover why and what to do about it. How to cultivate your own loving inner parent. Why anxiety can arise from boredom and longing. How to create healthy and meaningful personal rituals to relieve anxiety. Navigating the many sources of anxiety in relationships. Whether it’s worry around raising children, nervousness about world events, or any other way anxiety manifests, The Wisdom of Anxiety can help you uncover the true source of your discomfort and find the rich self-knowledge within.

In My Own Way

In My Own Way
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-02-09
ISBN 10: 9781577319931
ISBN 13: 1577319931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In My Own Way Book Review:

In this new edition of his acclaimed autobiography — long out of print and rare until now — Alan Watts tracks his spiritual and philosophical evolution. A child of religious conservatives in rural England, he went on to become a freewheeling spiritual teacher who challenged Westerners to defy convention and think for themselves. Watts's portrait of himself shows that he was a philosophical renegade from early on in his intellectual life. Self-taught in many areas, he came to Buddhism through the teachings of Christmas Humphreys and D. T. Suzuki. Told in a nonlinear style, In My Own Way combines Watts's brand of unconventional philosophy with wry observations on Western culture and often hilarious accounts of gurus, celebrities, and psychedelic drug experiences. A charming foreword by Watts's father sets the tone of this warm, funny, and beautifully written story. Watts encouraged readers to “follow your own weird” — something he always did himself, as this remarkable account of his life shows.

Summary of Alan W Watts s The Wisdom of Insecurity by Milkyway Media

Summary of Alan W  Watts   s The Wisdom of Insecurity by Milkyway Media
Author: Milkyway Media
Publsiher: Milkyway Media
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2018-09-06
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The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety (1951) by Alan W. Watts argues that the cause of human frustration and anxiety is people’s inability to live fully in the present, and their futile quest for psychological security. Drawing on Eastern philosophy and religion, with an emphasis on Buddhism, Watts explores why humans are so dissatisfied and unhappy. Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Just So

Just So
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 1683642953
ISBN 13: 9781683642954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just So Book Review:

From the luminary and prophetic Alan Watts, an invitation to embrace pleasure, play, and connection in our ever-evolving world “If you were God,” asked Alan Watts, “what kind of universe would you create? A perfect one free of suffering and drama? Or one filled with surprise and delight?” From the 1950s to the 1970s, Eastern spiritual philosophies sparked in the West profound new ways of perceiving ourselves, the mysteries of reality, and the unfolding destiny of humanity. And through his live gatherings and radio talks, Alan Watts was at the forefront—igniting astonishing insights into who we are and where we're heading. Based on a legendary series of seminars, Just So illuminates three fascinating domains: money versus real wealth, the spirituality of a deeper materialism, and how technology and spirituality are both guiding us to ever greater interconnection in the universe that we find ourselves in. Along the way, readers will explore many other themes, at turns humorous, prescient, and more relevant today than ever. What unfolds is a liberating view of humanity that arises from possibility and the unpredictable—perfect and “just so,” not in spite of its messy imperfections, but because of them. Book highlights: 1. Going With - Theology and the Laws of Nature - Thinking Makes It So - Everything Is Context - Going With - What We Mean by Intelligence - Ecological Awareness - Of Gods and Puppets 2. Civilizing Technology - The Problem of Abstractions - We Need a New Analogy - Working with the Field of Forces - Trust - Synergy and the One World Town - Privacy, Artificiality, and the Self - Groups and Crowds 3. Money and Materialism - The Material Is the Spiritual - Money and the Good Life - True Materialism - Wiggles, Seriousness, and the Fear of Pleasure - The Failure of Money and Technology - The Problem of Guilt 4. In Praise of Swinging - Rigidity and Identity - Now Is Where the World Begins - Are We Going to Make It? - Polarization and Contrast - No Escape 5. What Is So of Itself - Spontaneity and the Unborn Mind - Relaxation, Religion, and Rituals - Saving the World

The Wisdom of Insecurity

The Wisdom of Insecurity
Author: Alan W. Watts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 197?
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:488452929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This Is It

This Is It
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-09-28
ISBN 10: 0307784320
ISBN 13: 9780307784322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Is It Book Review:

Six revolutionary essays from "the perfect guide for a course correction in life, away from materialism and its empty promise" (Deepak Chopra), exploring the relationship between spiritual experience and ordinary life—and the need for them to coexist within each of us. With essays on “cosmic consciousness” (including Alan Watts’ account of his own ventures into this inward realm); the paradoxes of self-consciousness; LSD and consciousness; and the false opposition of spirit and matter, This Is It and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience is a truly mind-opening collection.

Out of Your Mind

Out of Your Mind
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-03-01
ISBN 10: 1622037537
ISBN 13: 9781622037537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Your Mind Book Review:

In order to come to your senses, Alan Watts often said, you sometimes need to go out of your mind. Perhaps more than any other teacher in the West, this celebrated author, former Anglican priest, and self-described spiritual entertainer was responsible for igniting the passion of countless wisdom seekers to the spiritual and philosophical delights of India, China, and Japan. With Out of Your Mind, you are invited to immerse yourself in six of this legendary thinker's most engaging teachings on how to break through the limits of the rational mind and expand your awareness and appreciation for the great game unfolding all around us. Distilled from Alan Watts’s pinnacle lectures, Out of Your Mind brings you an inspiring new resource that captures the true scope of this brilliant teacher in action. For those both new and familiar with Watts, this book invites us to delve into his favorite pathways out of the trap of conventional awareness, including: • The art of the “controlled accident”—what happens when you stop taking your life so seriously and start enjoying it with complete sincerity • How we come to believe “the myth of myself”—that we are skin-encapsulated egos separate from the world around us—and how to transcend that illusion • Why we must fully embrace chaos and the void to find our deepest purpose • Unconventional and refreshing insights into the deeper principles of Buddhism, Hinduism, Western philosophy, Christianity, and much more

Behold the Spirit

Behold the Spirit
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-04-06
ISBN 10: 0307784339
ISBN 13: 9780307784339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Behold the Spirit Book Review:

A timeless argument for the place of mystical religion in today’s world, from "the perfect guide for a course correction in life" (Deepak Chopra). Drawing on his experiences as a former priest, Watts skillfully explains how the intuition of Eastern religion—Zen Buddhism, in particular—can be incorporated into the doctrines of Western Christianity, allowing people of all creeds to enjoy a deeper, more meaningful relationship with the spiritual in our present troubled times.

Cloud hidden Whereabouts Unknown

Cloud hidden  Whereabouts Unknown
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-10-19
ISBN 10: 030780786X
ISBN 13: 9780307807861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cloud hidden Whereabouts Unknown Book Review:

Over the course of nineteen essays, Alan Watts ("a spiritual polymatch, the first and possibly greatest" —Deepak Chopra) ruminates on the philosophy of nature, ecology, aesthetics, religion, and metaphysics. Assembled in the form of a “mountain journal,” written during a retreat in the foothills of Mount Tamalpais, CA, Cloud-Hidden, Whereabouts Unknown is Watts’s meditation on the art of feeling out and following the watercourse way of nature, known in Chinese as the Tao. Embracing a form of contemplative meditation that allows us to stop analyzing our experiences and start living in to them, the book explores themes such as the natural world, established religion, race relations, karma and reincarnation, astrology and tantric yoga, the nature of ecstasy, and much more.

The Fish Who Found the Sea

The Fish Who Found the Sea
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 1683642902
ISBN 13: 9781683642909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fish Who Found the Sea Book Review:

A rediscovered treasure for a new generation: the first and only story for children ever written by Alan Watts. Alan Watts, beloved for bringing a childlike wonder to the spiritual journey, once wrote a story for children. The Fish Who Found the Sea brings this delightful and wise parable to life for a new generation. Presented with new art from award-winning illustrator Khoa Le, here is a story as timely as it is entertaining—sharing a key message about getting into harmony with the flow of life. In this tale of a tail, we meet a fish with a curiously familiar problem—he’s gotten himself so mixed up that he spends all his time chasing himself in circles! Only the Great Sea knows how to help our poor fish get out of the mess he’s created with his own runaway thoughts. Here is a parable that perfectly captures the wit and wisdom that have made Alan Watts a timeless teacher we will never outgrow.

Still the Mind

Still the Mind
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-10-05
ISBN 10: 9781577313298
ISBN 13: 1577313291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Still the Mind Book Review:

Mark Watts compiled this book from his father's extensive journals and audiotapes of famous lectures he delivered in his later years across the country. In three parts, Alan Watts explains the basic philosophy of meditation, how individuals can practice a variety of meditations, and how inner wisdom grows naturally.

Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn

Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn
Author: Florence Scovel Shinn
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-03-31
ISBN 10: 1476771111
ISBN 13: 9781476771113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn Book Review:

Here in one volume are the four collected works of one of America's most beloved and best-selling inspirational authors. In her classic best-seller The Game of Life, Florence Scovel Shinn reveals the timeless message that has helped thousands to solve their problems. You can create anything you want simply by aligning your thoughts and words with the perfect good that resides divinely within you. Combined with the powerful affirmation found in Your Word Is Your Wand and the stirring examples of real-life successes in the other two volumes, The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn provides a complete guide for learning how to turn defeat into victory, lack into prosperity, fear into faith, and resentment into love.