Our way of life is simple. Spartan nature is around us. We are “centered” on aligning with the everlasting natural procedures which are in continuous motion, uninterrupted movement. We learnt to observe nature’s work every changing moment, embracing it, understanding that we are part of it. We learnt to accept life and the «κόσμος» (cosmos: the ancient Greek word for “jewel”).
Effortlessly we focus on the unification, integration of the process. Alpha to Omega, from-the-tree-to-the-bottle. The corresponding Greek word is «Άρτιος» (Artios: Total. Whole. Holistic. Entire. Complete). The word “art” derives from “Artios” and means “completeness”. Focusing on the “whole”, life becomes art.
That is how our Spartan philosophy is formed. Specific actions, consciously implemented, avoiding the unnecessary. Not “constantly busy”. Few words, carefully expressed. Stillness, silence and patience come without effort, by focusing on “being”. Processes mature on their own time. We walk in the “middle” way, the way of moderation.
By consenting life and the unknown, we trust nature – cosmos, each other and science. We entrust scientists and professionals, we don’t intervene. We practice our craft and allow others to practice theirs.
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