Become What You Are PDF

Author: Alan W. Watts
Publisher: Shambhala, Release date: Mar 11, 2003


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Become What You Are

"Life exists only at this very moment, and in this moment it is infinite and eternal. For the present moment is infinitely small; before we can measure it, it has gone, and yet it exists forever. . . . You may believe yourself out of harmony with life and its eternal Now; but you cannot be, for you are life and exist Now."—from Become What You Are



In this collection of writings, including nine new chapters never before available in book form, Watts displays the intelligence, playfulness of thought, and simplicity of language that has made him so perennially popular as an interpreter of Eastern thought for Westerners. He draws on a variety of religious traditions, and covers topics such as the challenge of seeing one's life "just as it is," the Taoist approach to harmonious living, the limits of language in the face of ineffable spiritual truth, and the psychological symbolism of Christian thought.


The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety
The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
The Way of Zen
This Is It: and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience
Out of Your Mind: Tricksters, Interdependence, and the Cosmic Game of Hide and Seek
Still the Mind: An Introduction to Meditation
Tao: The Watercourse Way
Psychotherapy East & West
The Joyous Cosmology: Adventures in the Chemistry of Consciousness
Nature, Man and Woman