Principle 2 Action & Reaction 1

Principle 2, First week
   This month we will take as a subject of meditation #2 from chapter 13 of the book (
The Inner Look). It is also called “The Principle of Action and Reaction” it says: When you force something towards an end you produce the contrary.”

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Rafael Edwards

This Week
We’ll start by focusing on the general structure and implications of the principle. This week’s meeting will give us an opportunity to discuss our thoughts, doubts, questions, and insights about this principle. As always we should remember the
Principles are not meant as isolated bits of wisdom, any more than they’re meant to form a conventional moral code. Rather, they are part of a dynamic meditation, the rudiments of a discipline that you can practice in every moment of your life. They are principles, general ideas that you can weave together into a coherent style of life, aimed in a particular direction.

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Principle 1 Adaptation 4

Principle 1. Fourth Week
This week we will continue with the first of the principles of valid action, also called  “The Principle of
Adaptation”. It is drawn from chapter 13 of the book (The Inner Look), and tells us that: “To go against the evolution of things is to go against yourself.” 


In the previous three weeks we focused on the general structure and implications of the principle and investigated how this principle played out (or didn't) in our past. As well we looked at how we might apply this principle in our current situations. This week we look at what we think the future may hold and how this principle might be applied.



A video about this months principle. From Rafael Edwards and friends (credits follow video).



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Principle 1 Adaptation 3

Principle 1. Third Week
This week we will continue with the first of the principles of valid action, also called  “The Principle of
Adaptation”. It is drawn from chapter 13 of the book (The Inner Look), and tells us that: “To go against the evolution of things is to go against yourself.” 


In the previous two weeks we focused on the general structure and implications of the principle and investigated how this principle played out (or didn't) in our past. This week we turn to considering how I might apply this principle in my current situations. What are the pressures, challenges, or difficulties that I face? How might this principle apply? What light does it shed on these circumstances? How might it change things and so on? Equally I might consider what the consequences might be of misapplying or ignoring it? 

Is the cat walking down or up the stairs?

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Principle 1 Adaptation 2

Principle 1. Second Week
This week we will continue with the first of the principles of valid action, also called  “The Principle of
Adaptation” it is drawn from chapter 13 of the book (The Inner Look). It says: “To go against the evolution of things is to go against yourself.” 

canute

Last week we focused on the general structure and implications of the principle. This week we’ll investigate how this principle played out (or didn't) in our past. Can I discover situation where I applied or violated this principle? Did this have particular consequences? How would I characterize these results?

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Principle 1 Adaptation 1


Principle 1. First Week
Since we are looking at one principle a month, we start the cycle of reflection all over this week — beginning the new year with the first of the principles of valid action. Also called  “The Principle of
Adaptation” it is drawn from chapter 13 of the book (The Inner Look). It says: “To go against the evolution of things is to go against yourself.” 

hatching

We’ll start by focusing on the general structure and implications of the principle. This week’s meeting will give us an opportunity to discuss our thoughts, doubts, questions, and insights about this principle. As always we should remember the Principles are not meant as isolated bits of wisdom, any more than they’re meant as a conventional moral code. Rather, they are part of a dynamic meditation, the rudiments of a discipline that you can practice in every moment of your life. They are principles, general ideas that you can weave together into a coherent style of life, aimed in a particular direction.

Read More...
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