The Meaning of Happiness

The Meaning of Happiness

The Quest for Freedom of the Spirit in Modern Psychology and the Wisdom of the East

Paperback - 2018 | Third edition.
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Deep down, most people think that happiness comes fromhavingordoingsomething. Here, in Alan Watts's groundbreaking third book (originally published in 1940), he offers a more challenging thesis: authentic happiness comes from embracinglife as a wholein all its contradictions and paradoxes, an attitude that Watts calls the "way of acceptance." Drawing on Eastern philosophy, Western mysticism, and analytic psychology, Watts demonstrates that happiness comes from accepting both theouterworld around us and theinnerworld inside us -- the unconscious mind, with its irrational desires, lurking beyond the awareness of the ego. Although written early in his career,The Meaning of Happinessdisplays the hallmarks of his mature style: the crystal-clear writing, the homespun analogies, the dry wit, and the breadth of knowledge that made Alan Watts one of the most influential philosophers of his generation.
Publisher: Novato, California : New World Library, 2018
Edition: Third edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781608685400
Branch Call Number: 158
Characteristics: xxxi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm


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