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  • 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.

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AuthorAlan Watts
PublisherVintage
Publication dateNovember 16, 2011
Print length162 pages
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Acclaimed philosopher Alan Watts shows us how—in an age of unprecedented anxiety—we can find fulfillment by embracing the present and living more fully in the now. He is "the perfect guide for a course correction in life" (from the Introduction by Deepak Chopra).

The brain can only assume its proper behavior when consciousness is doing what it is designed for: not writhing and whirling to get out of present experience, but being effortlessly aware of it.

Alan Watts draws on the wisdom of Eastern philosophy and religion in this timeless and classic guide to living a more fulfilling life. His central insight is more relevant now than ever: when we spend all of our time worrying about the future and lamenting the past, we are unable to enjoy the present moment—the only one we are actually able to inhabit.

Watts offers the liberating message that true certitude and security come only from understanding that impermanence and insecurity are the essence of our existence. He highlights the futility of endlessly chasing moving goalposts, whether they consist of financial success, stability, or escape from pain, and shows that it is only by acknowledging what we do not know that we can learn anything truly worth knowing.

In The Wisdom of Insecurity, Watts explains complex concepts in beautifully simple terms, making this the kind of book you can return to again and again for comfort and insight in challenging times.

"Perhaps the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West, Watts had the rare gift of 'writing beautifully the unwritable.'" —Los Angeles Times

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Life-changing book if you're new to mindfulness / Taoism / Alan Watts. Can't speak to the Kindle quality however. I nearly dipped my entire paperback in highlighter the first time I read it in my 20's.

The "Age of Anxiety" in question was the Cold War, but equally applicable today.
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The 12 comments from last deal didn't help much.

Grabbed it with a Slow Ship Credit…. in hopes of Nirvana.
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Life-changing book if you're new to mindfulness / Taoism / Alan Watts. Can't speak to the Kindle quality however. I nearly dipped my entire paperback in highlighter the first time I read it in my 20's.

The "Age of Anxiety" in question was the Cold War, but equally applicable today.
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Big fan of Watts. I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Very readable and easy to digest with relevant information
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The 12 comments from last deal didn't help much.

Grabbed it with a Slow Ship Credit…. in hopes of Nirvana.
Nevermind is a solid classic, but Bleach is a rawer, more punk-influenced sound. I didn't love In Utero.
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The road to hell is paved with good intentions, as in "Kindly let me help you or you will drown" said the monkey putting the fish safely up a tree. -A.W. (paraphrased)
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Fantastic book.
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and an entertaining read, as well. Watts is good with narrative style and storytelling.
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Nevermind is a solid classic, but Bleach is a rawer, more punk-influenced sound. I didn't love In Utero.
Slickdeals needs a "Not funny." option.
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What's the best site to buy from for a Kobo? Or should it just be converted with Calibre or something? Or just anything that's ePub?
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What's the best site to buy from for a Kobo? Or should it just be converted with Calibre or something? Or just anything that's ePub?
From Kobo... but it seems like you've got the right idea that you can buy it from anywhere and convert with Calibre, though epub is going to be less hassle than Amazon formats
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You can pry my Gen X Dadjokes from my cold, dead hands. Or don't. Whatever.

It's a great use of Amazon e-credits.
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From Kobo... but it seems like you've got the right idea that you can buy it from anywhere and convert with Calibre, though epub is going to be less hassle than Amazon formats
Thanks, I guess it goes to reason pretty much all eBook retailers will be in on the deal. Now figuring out if the coupon code from spinning the wheel @ Booksamillion will work on eBooks..
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