In ancient times
In ancient times, people lived holistic lives. They didn’t overemphasize the intellect, but integrated mind, body, and spirit in all things. This allowed them to become masters of knowledge rather than victims of concepts…They valued old ways that had been proven effective, and they valued new ways if they could be proven effective…
If you want to stop being confused, then emulate these ancient folk: join your body, mind, and spirit in all you do… Allow your work and your recreation to be one and the same…Serve others and cultivate yourself simultaneously. Understand that true growth comes from meeting and solving the problems of life in a way that is harmonizing to yourself and to others. If you can follow these simple old ways, you will be continually renewed.
– Lao Tzu, Hua Hu Ching, 43