What we have forgotten is that thoughts and words are conventions, and that it is fatal to take conventions too seriously
Too often we fall into the trap of anticipating the future while lamenting the past and in the midst of this negative loop we forget how to live in the now. In this iconic and prescient text, pioneering Zen scholar Alan Watts shows us how, in an age of unprecedented anxiety, we must embrace the present in order to live a fulfilling life.
The perfect guide for a course correction in life -- Deepak Chopra
Immeasurably wonderful - existentially necessary, even - in its entirety, and one of those books bound to stay with you for a lifetime -- Maria Popova
About the Author
Alan Watts was a British philosopher, writer and speaker who was best known for his expertise in Eastern philosophies including Zen Buddhism and Taoism. He wrote over 25 books and numerous articles on subjects such as personal identity, the true nature of reality, higher consciousness, the meaning of life, concepts and images of God and the non-material pursuit of happiness.