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Read online The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety In this fascinating book Alan Watts explores man s quest for psychological security examining our efforts to find spiritual and intellectual certainty in the realms of religion and philosophy The Wisdom of Insecurity underlines the importance of our search for stability in an age where human life seems particularly vulnerable and uncertain Watts argues our insecurity is the consequence of trying to be secure and that ironically salvation and sanity lie in the recognition that we have no way of saving ourselves by Alan W. Watts

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The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety
Title:The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety
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Number of Pages:152
Category:Philosophy, Non fiction, Spirituality, Psychology, Self help, Religion
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No description available, This is a series of essays representing philosopher Alan Watts s most recent thinking on the astonishing problems of man s relations to his material environment The basic theme is that civilized man confuses symbol with reality his ways of describing and measuring the world with the world itself and thus puts himself into the absurd situation of preferring money to wealth and eating the menu instead of the dinner br br Thus with his attention locked upon numbers and concepts man is increasingly unconscious of nature and of his total dependence upon air water plants animals insects and bacteria He has been hallucinated into the notion that the so called external world is a cluster of objects separate from himself that he encounters it that he comes into it instead of out of it Consequently our species is fouling its own nest and is in imminent danger of self obliteration br br Here a philosopher whose works have been mainly concerned with mysticism and Oriental philosophy gets down to the nitty gritty problems of economics technology clothing cooking and housing, Life exists only at this very moment and in this moment it is infinite and eternal For the present moment is infinitely small before we can measure it it has gone and yet it exists forever You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now but you cannot be for you are life and exist Now from i Become What You Are i br br br br In this collection of writings including nine new chapters never before available in book form Watts displays the intelligence playfulness of thought and simplicity of language that has made him so perennially popular as an interpreter of Eastern thought for Westerners He draws on a variety of religious traditions and covers topics such as the challenge of seeing one s life just as it is the Taoist approach to harmonious living the limits of language in the face of ineffable spiritual truth and the psychological symbolism of Christian thought, In this fascinating book Alan Watts explores man s quest for psychological security examining our efforts to find spiritual and intellectual certainty in the realms of religion and philosophy The Wisdom of Insecurity underlines the importance of our search for stability in an age where human life seems particularly vulnerable and uncertain Watts argues our insecurity is the consequence of trying to be secure and that ironically salvation and sanity lie in the recognition that we have no way of saving ourselves