"Anyone whose life needs a course correction would be fortunate
to be guided by The Wisdom of Insecurity. My life still
is, some thirty years later." -Deepak Chopra, from the
Alan W. Watts's "message for an age of anxiety" is as powerful
today as it was when this modern classic was first
We spend too much time trying to anticipate and plan for the
future; too much time lamenting the past. We often miss the
pleasures of the moment in our anxious efforts to ensure the next
moment is as enjoyable. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and
religion, Watts argues that it is only by acknowledging what we do
not and cannot know, that we can find something truly worth
knowing. In order to lead a fulfilling life, one must embrace the
present-live fully in the now.
Elegantly reasoned and lucidly written, this philosophical
achievement contains all the wisdom and spirit that distinguished
Watts's long career and resonates with us still.