Principle of Action & Reaction 2

Principle of Valid Action 2. Second 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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Principle 4 Proportion 2nd 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  #4 from chapter 13 of the book (The Inner Look). It is also called  “The Principle of Proportion” it says: “Things are well when they move together not in isolation.”

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

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Principle 2 Action and Reaction 2nd Week

Principle of Valid Action 2, Second 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.”

More information, stories and thoughts about the principles in general and this principle in particular can be found here.

We will turn our attention to our present situation and try to see how this principle might be applied, what utility it might have, and what possibilities or difficulties it might hold.

All of this is not just to understand this principle of valid action more deeply but also to begin to reflect more deeply about our daily behaviour. Can I transform these principles from platitudes into a way of encountering my life, into a dynamic meditation that I can practice at every moment.

Last week’s post had some background about the Principles of Valid Action as well as a few ideas, stories, etc to aid in your reflections. Here’s a few personal reflections I hope will be of some use whether you agree with them or not. Read More...
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