The Wisdom of Insecurity

Author: Alan W. Watts
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307809865
Release Date: 2011-11-16
Genre: Self-Help

We live in an age of unprecedented anxiety. 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. In The Wisdom of Insecurity, he shows us how, in order to lead a fulfilling life, we must embrace the present—and live fully in the now. Featuring an Introduction by Deepak Chopra.

The Wisdom of Insecurity

Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0712695885
Release Date: 1987-09-17
Genre: 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.

Review and Analysis of Alan Watts

Author: Summary Shorts
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1976480140
Release Date: 2017-09-16

Despite the availability of "Stuff," our lives are often not very fulfilling. As we pursue one shiny object after another we come to the realization that none of it is making us happy. And worse still, it estranges us from our true purpose in life. There must be another way. Alan Watts, in his book the Wisdom of Insecurity proposes a solution. In this edition of Summary Shorts, we will analyze and summarize the ideas put forth in The Wisdom of Insecurity and learn how to truly experience life when consumerism fails us. Enjoy!

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

Author: Milkyway Media
Publisher: Milkyway Media
Release Date: 2018-09-06
Genre: Study Aids

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.


Author: Amy Cuddy
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780316256551
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Psychology

New York Times bestsellerWall Street Journal bestseller USA Today bestseller Publishers Weekly bestseller Forbes "15 Best Business Books of the Year"People "Book of the Week"AARP Editor's Pick Translated into 34 languages and counting "Presence feels at once concrete and inspiring, simple but ambitious--above all, truly powerful." -- New York Times Book Review Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret. By accessing our personal power, we can achieve "presence," the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's revolutionary book reveals, we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives. Amy Cuddy has galvanized tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about "power poses." Now she presents the enthralling science underlying these and many other fascinating body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same. Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every reader will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.

Alan Watts Here and Now

Author: Peter J. Columbus
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438441993
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: Philosophy

Considers the contributions and contemporary significance of Alan Watts.

A handbook of childhood anxiety management

Author: Kedar Nath Dwivedi
ISBN: UOM:39015040333125
Release Date: 1997-03-01
Genre: Medical

The book aims to fill that important gap, as a practical and comprehensive text written by a multidisciplinary team of experts. The book is aimed at assisting professionals in offering skilful help to children and addresses the causes, nature and distribution of anxiety problems in children and various approaches to treatment.

Inside groups

Author: Thomas R. Verny
Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 1975
ISBN: UCAL:B3988632
Release Date: 1975-04
Genre: Psychology

Adam s Return

Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
ISBN: UOM:39015060121145
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Religion

The author of Everything Belongs and Enneagram introduces a guide to male spirituality that is designed to initiate young men into life's most important lessons--life is hard, you are not that important, life is not about you, you are not in control, and you are going to die. Original.

Genuine fake

Author: Monica Furlong
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: UVA:X000992908
Release Date: 1986-01-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Career Chase

Author: Helen Harkness
Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing
ISBN: UVA:X006032717
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

How to become a creative thriver amidst the new career chaos.