Alan W. Watts, renowned for his interpretations of Eastern philosophy for Western audiences, shares timeless principles that have benefitted generations seeking serenity from life’s uncontrollable circumstances in The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety.
When we spend our emotional energy reliving the past and worrying about the future, we lose the only moments we truly have in the here and now. Drawing from Eastern thought and religion, Watts reveals that the secret to living a fulfilling life is to live for today. Our quest to achieve a completely stable and secure environment is fueling our anxieties. Only by acknowledging the truth—that we cannot predict tomorrow’s events and outcomes—will enable us find and cherish our joys in the present.
"Perhaps the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West, Watts had the rare gift of ‘writing beautifully the unwritable.'"—Los Angeles Times
Wisdom of Insecurity
This book left me having a psychological mindset. The view points and understanding on the spirituality, present included similar content. This book challenged things that were non-existent and many may argue that it’s hard to believe in. The Wisdom of Insecurity is a book mostly dealing with anxiety and as the anxiety builds up, seeing the world in pain is a weakness and can be changed with a positive mindset. Definitely recommend reading this amazing book!
Next level wisdom
Alan Watts is profound in a educational way I had to rewind a few times to truly grasp what he said track 11 and I want to say track 6 were my favorites