I see that I got out of order on my comments on this months principle of valid action. Principle 4, the principle of proportion states: Things are well when they move together, not in isolation.
I don’t want to try your (collective or individual) patience so in lieu of additional musings about the principle, I’d simply like to share something that’s been on my
There are three essential sources of Silo’s Message that usually appear together as sections of the Book of Silo’s Message. Part I, The Inner Look, Part 2, Experiences (The Ceremonies) and Part 3 , The Path. In the last and shortest of these we find some suggestions including the proposal that everyday we meditate on 2 very simple sounding, but in fact very difficult questions: Who am I? Where am I going?
They are formulated as recommendations in the following way:
Do not let your life pass by without asking yourself, “Who am I?”
Do not let your life pass by without asking yourself, “Where am I going?”
Do not let a day pass by without giving an answer to yourself about who you are.
Do not let a day pass by without giving an answer to yourself about where you are going.
So here’s a little something to feed your meditations on where you are going. It’s a poem by the 9th Century C.E. Japanese poet Ariwara no Narihira
I have always known
That in the end I would have to
take this road, but yesterday
I did not know that it would be today.
These notes have been posted on the Community of Silo’s Message Toronto Annex Facebook page.
We’d all love to hear your comments, thoughts, considerations, artwork, etc about any of this. In fact we’d be very happy to circulate your thoughts and meditations along with (or better, instead) mine.