The Wisdom of Insecurity Author:Alan W. Watts "The wisdom of insecurity is not an evasion, but of carrying on wherever we happen to be stationed-carrying on, however, without imagining that the burden of the world, or even of the next moment, is ours. It is a philosophy not of nihilism but of the reality of the present-always remembering that to be of the present is to be, and candidly kno... more »w ourselves to be, on the crest of a breaking wave."
-Philip Wheelwright, Arts and Letters
"This book proposes a complete reversal of all ordinary thinking about the present state of man. The critical condition of the world compels us to face this problem: how is man to live in a world in which he can never be secure, deprived, as many are, of the consolations of religious belief? The author shows that this problem contains its own solution-that the highest happiness, the supreme spiritual insight and certitude are found only in our awareness that impermanence and insecurity are inescapable and inseparable from life. Written in a simple and lucid style, it is a timely message..."