This book consists of eight lectures delivered between 1960 and 1973. Life, he says, is a kind of dance to be wholly enjoyed for what it is, not for where it leads. Watts espouses an Oriental view of letting things happen over the Western need to control. He effectively puts down the idea that we are separate from nature and everything around us. And he celebrates the virtues of being "human-hearted." Watts's explication of philosophical Taoism is refreshingly direct and accessible. That is what makes this collection of lectures so appealing.