Situational Analysis

Principle 6 Pleasure 3

Principle 6, third week

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Rafael Edwards

The week we continue with our exploration of the principle of pleasure, which 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.”  This is Principle #6 of the Principles of Valid Action, from chapter 13 of Silo’s, The Inner Look

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Principle 4 Proportion 4

This week I’m repeating an email I sent a year ago. If you didn’t have a chance to try out the exercise explained here you may find it interesting. If you’ve done it already you may find it even more interesting on repeating it so many months later. It’s a different, and perhaps more involved, approach to the weekly principle than what I usually post. If you try it out I’d be interested in comparing results. Let me know.

Continuing our “tradition” of considering one of the 12 Principles of Valid Action each month we are considering principle #4 from chapter 13 of the book (The Inner Look) one more time (for this cycle). This principle is also referred to as, “The Principle of Proportion” it states: “Things are well when they move together not in isolation.”

This week we focus on how I can apply this principle in the future. What follows are some personal reflections around that question. I offer them in the spirit of dialogue and exchange, and look forward to hearing your thoughts about, and experiences with, this principle.