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Along Lines of Excellence

The Greeks used to say, “Happiness is the exercise of vital powers along lines of excellence in a life that affords them scope”. “The exercise of vital powers” means putting into action the energy of our life. “Along lines of excellence” means that it must follow excellence. In Greek, the word for excellence is “Arete” …

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Wu Wei

The essence of wu wei is that often small indirect actions or even absence of action when it might be otherwise expected, can allow the harmony of the universe to be restored in the most effective manner. Wu Wei is a principle found in Taoism that involves harmonizing effort with the fields of energy around …

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