Deep down, most people think that happiness comes from
having or doing something. Here, in Alan Watts’s
groundbreaking third book (originally published in 1940), he offers
a more challenging thesis: authentic happiness comes from embracing
life as a whole in 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... more...