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Wandering Nowhere: A Personal Journal for Everyday Inspiration

Wandering Nowhere: A Personal Journal for Everyday Inspiration

Current price: $20.00
Publication Date: November 28th, 2023
Publisher:
Pantheon
ISBN:
9780593317518
Pages:
256
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Description

A guided journal for practical wisdom and self-reflection—featuring insightful quotes, sage advice for a life well-lived, and charming illustrations—from acclaimed philosopher Alan Watts. Whether you are familiar with his work or new to it, these inspiring messages will guide you in the mindful practice of journaling.

From the quotidian to the profound, these ideas touch on themes such as:

  • Living for the present moment
  • Liberating the mind from patterns of anxiety and self-consciousness
  • The oneness of the material and the spiritual
  • Finding the playfulness of day-to-day life

Alan Watts spent a lifetime bringing ancient wisdom and spiritual revelations of Zen Buddhism to Western readers. Having written more than twenty-five books, his work represents a treasury of enlightened personal thought, compassionate disruption of convention, and warm encouragement. 

In this journal, readers will discover some of Watts’ most salient and pithy philosophical observations, from seeing through arbitrary separations prescribed by language and society to leaving behind assumptions to see things as they truly are: fleeting, yet everlasting—simple, but wondrous.

About the Author

The philosopher ALAN WATTS (1915‒1973) is best known for popularizing Zen Buddhism in the United States and Europe. During his lifetime he wrote more than twenty-five books, including the bestsellers The Way of Zen and The Wisdom of Insecurity. Born in England, Watts immigrated to the United States in his twenties. His colorful and controversial life, from his school days in England, to his priesthood in the Anglican Church as chaplain of Northwestern University, to his experimentation with psychedelic drugs, made him an icon of the 1960s counterculture movement. Millions of followers continue to be enlightened by his teachings through his books, which have been published in twenty-six countries, and his lectures, which are found worldwide on the internet.