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Simple, down-to-earth insights from the sages of the ancient world for those who feel lost, and hungry for truth. Discover the peace and excitement of an intentional life.

Every Wednesday, receive short, practical reflections on timeless principles and how they apply today.

Fostering Leisure

Fostering Leisure

“And happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure… but the activity of reason, which is contemplative, seems both to be superior in serious worth and to aim at no end beyond itself, and to have its pleasure proper to itself, and...

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The Difference between Leisure and Amusement

The Difference between Leisure and Amusement

“Leisure is better than work and is its end; and therefore the question must be asked, what ought we to do when at leisure? Clearly we ought not to be amusing ourselves, for then amusement would be the end of life…” Aristotle, Politics Sometimes a distinction in terms...

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The Leisure Question: A Series

The Leisure Question: A Series

“And happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure…” Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics Most of us can benefit from taking some time to think about the nature of leisure and its place in our lives. Let us begin with a distinction to...

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Seeing Marriage as Natural

Seeing Marriage as Natural

“Marriage, if anything, is manifestly in accord with nature.” Musonius Rufus ‘In accord with nature’ or ‘natural:’ clearly this notion captures something primordial, almost beyond explanation. We say of a graceful ballerina that her movement looks effortless and...

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Why We Must Start Planting, Again

Why We Must Start Planting, Again

“Of the art of acquisition [of food] then there is one kind which by nature is a part of the management of a household, in so far as the art of household management must either find ready to hand, or itself provide, such things necessary to life…” Aristotle, Politics...

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In  Praise of Hand Work

In Praise of Hand Work

“The hand is a tool of tools.” Aristotle, On the Soul Recently I was watching a blacksmith work. I was mesmerized. There is something so satisfying and so fitting—indeed, so human—about the ability to do that kind of work. What most struck me is how glad he must be to...

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