Books for the Lockdown – Wise and Calming

Week three, how are you all doing? After last week’s dystopian and depressing list, I thought you may be in the mood for something more uplifting. So this week we’ll look at the wise and calming books. Those that transport you, help put things in perspective or focus your mind on other things. A Gentleman …

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Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety – Alan W. Watts – Quotes

It maintains that this insecurity is the result of trying to be secure, and that, contrariwise, salvation and sanity consist in the most radical recognition that we have no way of saving ourselves. There is, then, the feeling that we live in a time of unusual insecurity. In the past hundred years so many long-established …

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Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety – Alan W. Watts

The principal thing is to understand that there is no safety or security. I bought this book last April when I was in New York for work. It was a really unstable time and even though I would normally steer clear of this type of book (or any books I perceive as self-help ones) I …

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