Principle 5 Acceptance 4th Week

Principle 5, fourth week

Each month we have been considering one of the 12 Principles of Valid Action, as they appear in Chapter 13 of the book, The Inner Look. This month we are considering principle  #5 called  “The Principle of Acceptance ” it says: “If day and night summer and winter are well with you, you have surpassed the contradiction”

This week we will focus on the future, i.e on: how I might be able to apply this principle in the next hours, days, weeks, etc. Behind (or as we like to say, “copresent” with this effort I am always trying to amplify our vision of how I can turn the Principles into a dynamic meditation, that is into a practice I can apply at every moment of my life. That’s very different than understanding the principles as rules, or a moral code. I understand them rather as signalling a mental direction; a path away from contradiction, away from being at war with myself, away from internal violence and toward internal unity, toward internal peace, vital force and the joy that comes from facing an open future .

Gorby

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Principle 5 Acceptance 3rd Week

Principle 5, third week

Each month we have been considering one of the 12 Principles of Valid Action, as they appear in Chapter 13 of the book, The Inner Look. This month we are considering principle  #5 called The Principle of Acceptance ” it says: “If day and night summer and winter are well with you, you have surpassed the contradiction”

This week our considerations of this principle are focused on the present i.e on: how I might be able to apply this principle.
Of course, as always we are trying to see how the Principles might be woven into a discipline that I can practice at every moment of my life; a kind of dynamic meditation.

Here’s some personal reflections on this principle and especially on unity and contradiction. I offer them in the spirit of dialogue and exchange, and look forward to hearing your thoughts about, and experiences with, this principle.

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Principle 5 Acceptance 2nd Week

Principle 5, second week

Each month we have been considering one of the 12 Principles of Valid Action, as they appear in Chapter 13 of the book, The Inner Look. This month we are considering principle  #5 called  “
The Principle of Acceptance ” it says: “If day and night summer and winter are well with you, you have surpassed the contradiction”

This week our considerations of this principle are focused on the past i.e on: how I applied, or could have applied, this principle.

Here’s some raw materials I’ve been using in my reflections. I offer them in the spirit of dialogue and exchange, and look forward to hearing your thoughts about, and experiences with, this principle.

lao tzu

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Principle 5 Acceptance


A short note this week for a change!

Principle 5, first week
 
In keeping with our practice of considering one of the 12 Principles of Valid Action each month, we will spend the next four weeks considering various aspects of principle  #5 from chapter 13 of the book (The Inner Look). It is also called  “The Principle of Acceptance ” it says: “If day and night summer and winter are well with you, you have surpassed the contradiction”

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