Principle 11, fourth week
This month we are focusing on principle #11 It is also called “The Principle of the Negation of Opposites” it says:
“It does not matter in what faction events have placed you what matters is for you to understand that you have not chosen any faction.”
Over the last three weeks we looked at some general impressions about this principle how we could have applied it in the past, and how we might apply in the present. This week we’ll turn to how we might apply it in the present and future.
I find the best way to approach these kind of considerations is concretely — personally my approach is pretty simple, I’ll take a look at the principle and try to discover at least one situation where applying it could make a difference in the outcome (or my understanding) of unfolding events.
More thoughts on this Principle in particular and Silo’s Message in general.
These notes have been sent to the email list of The Community of Silo’s Message Toronto Annex, and posted on Facebook, as well as on my blog at www.dzuckerbrot.com
We’d all love to hear your comments, thoughts about, considerations of, or artwork inspired by, any of this.
Remember you can find The Inner Look and Silo’s Commentaries on the Message, along with the rest of Silo’s writings (in many languages) on www.silo.net You can also find information and materials about Silo’s Message and its activities around the world at www.silosmessage.net
P.S. 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 month’s principle. 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.
Since this is our first go at the principle this month I’m sending around a kind of overview on the principle. We can discuss it 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..
These considerations about this principle have been drawn from conversations with many people and from materials we created over the years to help illustrate various subjects related to “valid action”. I’m sorry that in most cases I can’t credit specific individuals for their contributions but I will when I can.