Principle 7 Immediate Action 4

Principle 7, fourth week
 
This week we continue with  “
The Principle of Immediate Action” says: “If You Pursue An End You Enchain Yourself. If Everything You Do Is Realized As An End In Itself You Liberate Yourself.” It is #7 in chapter 13 of the book (The Inner Look).

Since we are revisiting the principles in the same order (i.e. one a month for 12 months) I am once again sending out a revised and updated version of the notes I sent out a year ago.  For the last few weeks we’ve been looking at the overall structure of this principle, how it applied in the past, and how it might be applied in the present. Speaking of applications in the present, one of the comments that came up in our weekly discussion that I found very interesting was about applying this principle to the internal work that we do, the meditation, relax, the experience of peace, work with the force, the ceremonies in general, etc. Trying to apply that insight proved immediately, and notably useful for a number of us. Our focus this week is on how we might use the Principle of Immediate Action  the future.  

Some Personal Reflections
My personal considerations in this note take a different turn. I hope they prove useful fodder for your own reflections. 

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Last week we touched on addiction, neurophysiology and included pictures of brain scans. This week it’s etymologies, crafts and Tarot cards.

This month we are looking at “The Principle of Immediate Action”. It is listed as Principle #7 from chapter 13 of the book (The Inner Look). It says: “If You Pursue An End You Enchain Yourself. If Everything You Do Is Realized As An End In Itself You Liberate Yourself.”

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Our focus this week is on how I applied, or could have applied the principle in in past situations. Next week we’ll look at how it might apply in the future.

Meanwhile here’s some personal considerations about this principle. I hope they prove useful in your own reflections.

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Principle 7, second week

This month’s Principle is #7 from chapter 13 of the book (The Inner Look). It is also called “The Principle of Immediate Action” it says: “If You Pursue An End You Enchain Yourself. If Everything You Do Is Realized As An End In Itself You Liberate Yourself.”

Our focus this week is how the principle applies in our present situation. Over the next weeks we’ll look at how I applied it or could have applied it in the past, how it might apply in my current situation, how I imagine it might in the future.

Here’s some personal considerations about this principle. I hope they prove useful in your own reflections. This week we turn to neurochemistry for a little inspiration.

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Some Very Personal Notes While Filming in Poland 2014

From Mielic, Poland 
October 2014

I was going to write a note to my brother and sister about how it was travelling through this landscape where, a short lifetime ago our family and their neighbours were enslaved, tortured and slaughtered. But somehow, I never got it done. I was there with my cousin Joe to film the story of how he, a Jewish infant, was hidden from the Nazis by a brave Polish couple.

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Some Thoughts on Change

What’s Coming Up?
I’m planning a series of posts on topics that I consider, if not of some urgency, then at least of a certain timeliness. These notes are meant to facilitate reflection and interchange. I’ll post them over the next little while. In keeping with the rambling nature of these writings however I won’t try to deal with these ideas in a structural or comprehensive fashion. 


Transition Zones.

I hope that each one of these themes and postings will be of interest to you (as obviously they are to me). Now, having muddied the waters sufficiently, let me start in the middle (as if you could stop me) and proceed to the edges. Certainly its usually along those borders that things get most interesting. Those liminal zones are like the estuaries where salt and fresh waters meet, they are especially fertile, or as biologists (and fishermen) say, productive. 


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As Silo has it in his rendering of the Sumerian Enuma Elish in his work on Myths: When neither the heavens above nor the Earth below had yet been named, from the Abyss and Impetuosity the waters mingled. Neither gods nor marshes nor rushes existed. In that chaos, two serpents were begotten that for a long time grew in size, making room for the horizon of the sea and the Earth. They divided the spaces, forming the limits of the heavens and the Earth. The great gods were born from those limits and were grouped together in different parts of what was the world. And these divinities continued to multiply, and in this way disturbed the great ones who shaped the original chaos.

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Principle 7, first week

Each month we focus one of the 12 Principles of Valid Action. These can be found in Chapter 13 of the book, The Inner Look. Each week we look at a different aspect of that principle. The Principle we chose to consider this week is #7 from chapter 13 of the book (The Inner Look). It is also called “The Principle of Immediate Action” it says: “If You Pursue An End You Enchain Yourself. If Everything You Do Is Realized As An End In Itself You Liberate Yourself.”

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