The sin of inadvertence-not being alert, not quite-awake is the sin of missing the moment of life

The sin of inadvertence-not being alert, not quite-awake is the sin of missing the moment of life; whereas the whole of the art of the non-action that is action (wu-wei) is unremitting alertness. One is then fully conscious all the time, and since life is an expression of consciousness, life is then lived, as it were, of itself. There is no need to instruct it or direct it. Of itself it moves. Of itself it lives. Of itself it speaks and acts.

-- Joseph Campbell
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