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Principle 6, first week

We’ve been considering one of the 12 Principles of Valid Action each month. In the same way we’ll spend the next four weeks considering various aspects of principle #6 from chapter 13 of the book (The Inner Look). It is also called the principle of pleasure, it says: “If you pursue pleasure, you enchain yourself to suffering. But as long as you do not harm your health, enjoy without inhibition when the opportunity presents itself.”

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Principle 5, fourth week

This week we are focusing on summarizing our thoughts on principle 5 from chapter 13 of the book (The Inner Look). This Principle of Valid Action 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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Principle 5, third week

Here’s a revised look at some ideas I circulated a year ago.

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”. 



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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.  The principles are not a list of “thou shall” or “thou shall nots” typical of moral or ethical guidelines. We have to keep in mind that the Principles are not meant as isolated bits of wisdom, any more than they’re meant as moral commandments. As it says in the chapter on the principles in The Inner Look:
It is not indifferent what you do with your life. Your life, subject to laws, is open to possibilities among which you can choose… …Thus, what-one-must-do does not depend upon distant, incomprehensible, and conventional morals, but upon laws: laws of life, of light, of evolution. 

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”

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Principle 5, First Week
This week some wide-ranging thoughts as we begin our considerations of a new principle in our monthly rotation through the 12 Principles of Valid Action. These appear in Chapter 13 of the book, The Inner Look. This one is the fifth one and is sometimes 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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