Principle of Action & Reaction 3

Principle of Valid Action 2. Third week
This week we are continuing with our considerations about principle #2 from chapter 13 of the book (The Inner Look). It is called the “The Principle of Action and Reaction” and says: “When you force something towards an end you produce the contrary.”

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Last week we focused on how this principle played out (or didn't) in our past. We tried situations where I applied, or violated, this principle and about the consequences This week let’s consider present situations and try to imagine how this principle might apply, what utility it might have, and what possibilities or difficulties it might hold in the situations we currently face.

Remember: These are not just exercises to understand this principle of valid action more deeply. They are also a way to start and reflect more deeply about our daily behaviour. It would be interesting to transform these principles from platitudes into a real way of encountering my life, into a dynamic meditation that I can practice at every moment?

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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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Principle 7 Immediate Action 4th Week

Principle 7, fourth week
 
This week we continue with 
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 on how I might apply this principle in future situations.  

My personal considerations about this principle took a very different turn this week. I hope they prove useful in your own reflections. 

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