Spontaneity
Responsiveness, Naturalness, Free, Flexible, Loose, Flowing


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"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."
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"When the hands are clapped the sound issues without hesitation.  When flint is struck with steel, the spark comes out at once."
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Recommended Reading:

 

The Art of Happiness.  By Epicurus.  Translation and commentary by George K. Strodach.  Penguin Classics, 2012.  272 pages. 


The Conquest of Happiness   By Bertrand Russell.  Introduction by Daniel Dennett.  Liveright, 1930, 2013.  224 pages.


Epicurean and Hedonistic Philosophy: Bibliography, Resources, Quotations, Information 


Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction   By Catherine Wilson.  Oxford University Press, 2016.  144 pages. 


The Five Senses and Pleasure


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. 


Hedonism:  Bibliography, Links, Quotations, Resources, Notes by Mike Garofalo 


The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want  By Sonja Lyubomirsky.  Penguin Books, 2008.  384 pages. 


How to Live a Good Life: Advice from Wise Persons 


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. 


Pleasures, Desires and Enjoyment:  Quotations, Poems, Sayings


Somaesthetics:  Body-Mind Practices and Theories 


Time and the Art of Living  By Robert Grudin.  Mariner Books, 1997.  Index, 250 pages.  ISBN: 978039689814.  VSCL. 


Epicureanism:  Bibliography, Links, Quotations, Resources, Notes by Mike Garofalo 


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