Touching Seeing Hearing Smelling Tasting Senses Hands Somaesthetics
"Spontaneity is the ability
to act without thinking. It is the raw immediacy of action. To be
spontaneous, conscious thought must cease and you must simply do. Both the
mind and the body must be loose and flexible. Kung fu teaches a person to
move instantly in response to what is happening."
- Newcastle Tai Chi
"When the hands are clapped
the sound issues without hesitation. When flint is struck with steel, the
spark comes out at once."
- Alan Watts
The Conquest of Happiness By Bertrand Russell. Introduction by Daniel Dennett. Liveright, 1930, 2013. 224 pages.
Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction By Catherine Wilson. Oxford University Press, 2016. 144 pages.
Happiness: A Philosopher's Guide. By Frederic Lenoir. Melville House, 2015. 208 pages.
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom. By Jonathan Haidt. Basic Books, 2006. 320 pages.
Happiness: A History By Darrin M. McMahon. Grove Press, 2006. 526 pages.
The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want By Sonja Lyubomirsky. Penguin Books, 2008. 384 pages.
Life's Little Instruction Book By H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Thomas Nelson, Revised edition, 2000. 160 pages.
Nicomachean Ethics By Aristotle. Translated by Christopher Rowe. Commentary and notes by Sarah Broadie. Oxford University Press, 2002. 480 pages.
On Desire: Why We Want What We Want By William B. Irvine. Oxford University Press, 2006. 322 pages.
Body-Mind Practices and Theories
Time and the Art of Living
By Robert Grudin. Mariner Books, 1997. Index, 250 pages. ISBN:
Cloud Hands Blog. By Michael P. Garofalo. Over 2,400 indexed posts on well being, philosophy, somaesthetics, taijiquan, qigong, walking, gardening, yoga, Taoism, hedonism, and spirituality. Over 700,000 page views as of 6/1/2016.
Green Way Research, Red Bluff, California
This webpage was last modified and updated on June 4, 2016.
This webpage was first distributed online on May 20, 2016.
Created by Michael P. Garofalo, Green Way Research, Valley Spirit Center, Gushen Grove Notebooks, Red Bluff, California, © 2016 CCA 4.0