Principle 12 Accumulation 4

Principle 12. Fourth Week
This week we continue our reflections on principle #12, “The Principle of Accumulating Actions” which says: “
Contradictory and unifying acts accumulate within you. If you repeat your acts of internal unity then nothing can detain you.” 
 


escher birds

M.C. Escher

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Principle 8 Comprehended Action 5

Principle 8, fifth week
 
The “vagaries” of the calendar mean that not every year has 365 days and not every month has 4 weeks. So this is one of those months when we get an extra week to think about our chosen principle.

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Principle 8 Comprehended Action 3

Principle 8, third week
 
Every 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. This week’s
Principle is  #8, “The Principle of Comprehended Action, it says: “You Will Make Your Conflicts Disappear When You Understand Them In Their Ultimate Root, Not When You Want To Resolve Them”.

A few weeks ago we looked at the overall idea of this principle. Our focus last week was on how it applied in the present. This week it is on how the principle applied in past situations.  

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Principle 5 Acceptance 2

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”

principle 5 illustration
Illustration by Rafael Edwards

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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.

Salvator_Rosa_(Italian_-_Allegory_of_Fortune_-_Google_Art_Project

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