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Trying not to try : the art and science of spontaneity

Author: Edward G Slingerland
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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Explores "why we find spontaneity so elusive and shows how early Chinese philosophy points the way to happier, more authentic lives"--Dust jacket flap.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward G Slingerland
ISBN: 9780770437619 0770437613 9780770437633 077043763X
OCLC Number: 849199647
Description: vi, 295 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Skillful butchers and graceful gentlemen : the concept of wu-wei --
Drunk on heaven : the social and spiritual dimensions of wu-wei --
Try hard not to try : carving and polishing the self --
Stop trying : embracing the uncarved block --
Try, but not too hard : cultivating the moral sprouts --
Forget about it : going with the flow --
The paradox of wu-wei : spontaneity and trust --
Learning from wu-wei : living with paradox.
Responsibility: Edward Slingerland.

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Explores "why we find spontaneity so elusive and shows how early Chinese philosophy points the way to happier, more authentic lives"--Dust jacket flap.

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