Principle 12 Accumulation 1

Principle 12, First Week
This week we begin our reflections on principle #12, “The Principle of Accumulating Actions” which says: “If you repeat your acts of internal unity then nothing can detain you.


Since this is our first go at the principle this note will centre on a kind of overview of the principle. Among other things, our weekly meetings give us an opportunity to compare notes, discoveries, questions, etc. about the principles.

Everyone has their own way of approaching these principles. I like to
take a look at the principle we are considering, and over the first week I try to discover at least one situation where I allowed small failures to accumulate and demoralize me. Then I look for at least one situation where I can recognize that small efforts added up, or could add up, resulting in my being able to do something larger.


12a

Rafael Edwards

Read More...
Comments

Principle 9 Liberty 4

Principle 9, fourth week
This week’s principle is  #9, The Principle of Liberty” it says: “When You Harm Others You Remain Enchained, But If You Do Not Harm Anyone You May Freely Do Whatever You Want”.

unchained


First time here? Then you should know…

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. 


We take the time to think and talk about each principle, not just in order to understand it in itself, but also to begin to reflect more rigorously about our behaviour. These principles, or guidelines, or however you think of them, are elements that we can form into a discipline which can be practiced at every moment and in every circumstance. They are a kind of dynamic meditation. With time and application these efforts will give all my activities a particular tone, mood, and mental direction.  Our goal is to weave these general ideas that you can weave together into a coherent style of life.

Read More...
Comments

Principle 3 Well Timed Action 4

Principle of Well Timed Action. Week 4

The Principle of Well-Timed Action” says: “
Do not oppose a great force. Retreat until it weakens than advance with resolution.” Over the last weeks we have considered how we understand this principle in particular and the principles in general, how this one applies in retrospect (or could have been applied to past events) and how it could be applied in my present circumstances. We’ve also discussed how one might go about a daily meditation on the theme, even to some details of what has proven best (for some of us) in terms of when and for how long such considerations should be carried out (see the notes for Principle 2 week 2). In the weekly meeting people have shared very interesting and insightful examples about situations as diverse as those at work, in relationships and in terms of personal “evolutionary work”.


future Read More...
Comments

Principle 12 Accumulating Actions

This week we begin our reflections on principle #12, “The Principle of Accumulating Actions” which says: “If you repeat your acts of internal unity then nothing can detain you.”

Take a look at the principle and this week try to discover at least one situation where you allowed small failures to accumulate and demoralize you. Find at least one situation where you can recognize that small efforts added up, or could add up, resulting in your being able to do something larger.

At our next meeting we can compare results. Since this is our first go at the principle this month I’m sending around a kind of overview. We can discuss it as well at this week’s meeting. In the next weeks we’ll consider how we’ve seen this in action in our pasts. We’ll look at how the principle could be applied to our present circumstance and what it might mean for us in future situations..
During the week we will try to apply it. It’s another thing we can discuss at the next meeting (or you can mull over as circumstances dictate).

The following examples, illustrations, etc are drawn from conversations with many people, and also from materials created over the years to illustrate various aspects of the principles. I’m sorry that in most cases I can’t credit specific individuals for their contributions, but where I can, I will.


accumulating

Read More...
Comments