The Wisdom of Insecurity - Alan Watts & Deepak Chopra

The Wisdom of Insecurity

By Alan Watts & Deepak Chopra

  • Release Date: 1968-09-12
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 253 Ratings)


"The perfect guide for a course correction in life, away from materialism and its empty promise" (Deepak Chopra), The Wisdom of Insecurity shows us how—in an age of unprecedented anxiety—we must embrace the present and live fully in the now in order to live a fulfilling life.

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.

“Perhaps the foremost interpreter of Eastern disciplines for the contemporary West, Watts had the rare gift of ‘writing beautifully the unwritable.’”
Los Angeles Times


  • A book that makes you “woke”.

    Although written over 70 years ago, this book still correlates to the reality in which we live today. From anywhere to false-religion, racism, and to self-preservation anyone living in this society during 2020 would benefit from this read. This book was read by Tupac Shakur(he read hundreds of books). And was one of his favorites, so I highly recommend this to everyone.
  • A breathtaking experience

    By Brunos97
    Every word on every page. This is the kind of book that you must re-read over and over again to gain a more profound understanging of his philosophy. An inspiring, eye-opening, experience that I would recommend to anyone partaking in a spiritual journey. Dive into it with an open mind and enjoy :)
  • Great book!!

    By Hoggish dish
    Very good book on presence and the split mind
  • A LIFE changer!!

    By DAGorion
    I have read this book so many times that I almost have it memorized. I’m at the place where I can say, “Got it!” That doesn’t mean one has to agree with every word—merely that you understand where he’s coming from—what it most likely meant to him. It is a book that I would pass around to others.
  • A Must Read

    By JoshuaSilas
    This book is a tool; a grand piece of wisdom built upon sentence after sentence of the most wholesome truths.
  • Truly amazing

    By Ballsmatty
    I don't know where I would be Today without watts... He is truly the best there was... Pick up this book and take your consciousness back to the essence.