What does it look like, to struggle beautifully?

Looking for Arete is about the curiosity and bravery, sharing and support, commitment and perseverance required to be truly excellent.

Looking for Arete participants are athletes, oracles, makers and sages who offer their amazing arete to the world with beauty, grace, power and wisdom.

Looking for Arete’s goal is to give each participant better clarity and vision of their personal path towards arete.

Looking for Arete participants, thank you...for so generously sharing your beautiful gifts with the world, and for being part of my wondering.

Looking for Arete supporters, thank you...for so generously helping me give gifts of arete away.

The word ‘arete’ is a Greek word, usually translated to mean ‘excellence’ in English. But ‘arete’ is most accurately defined as a concept rather than as a single word. Some of the clearer (and shorter) definitions include ‘the striving to reach one’s potential’ or ‘the state of something at its highest quality.’ As a concept, arete can be applied to an action of physical prowess as well as to objects, beings, places, and qualities of intelligence or character.