Principle 1 Adaptation 4

Principle 1. Fourth Week
This week we will continue with the first of the principles of valid action, also called  “The Principle of Adaptation”. It is drawn from chapter 13 of the book (The Inner Look), and tells us that: “To go against the evolution of things is to go against yourself.” 

In the previous three weeks we focused on the general structure and implications of the principle and investigated how this principle played out (or didn’t) in our past. As well we looked at how we might apply this principle in our current situations. This week we look at what we think the future may hold and how this principle might be applied.

A video about this months principle. From Rafael Edwards and friends (credits follow video).

Principle 1. Fourth Week
This week we will continue with the first of the principles of valid action, also called  “The Principle of Adaptation”. It is drawn from chapter 13 of the book (The Inner Look), and tells us that: “To go against the evolution of things is to go against yourself.” 

In the previous three weeks we focused on the general structure and implications of the principle and investigated how this principle played out (or didn’t) in our past. As well we looked at how I might apply this principle in my current situations. This week we look at what we think the future may hold and how this principle might be applied.

Some Personal Reflections (that might be useful raw material for your own meditations)
This week rather than share more ramblings and reflections I am attaching a video courtesy of Rafael Edwards. I hope you enjoy it and find it as interesting as I did. If you speak Spanish you’ll find that the song that accompanies the silent drama supplies a narrative. I think that those who don’t speak Spanish will have no problem following the story. The opening title is simply the Spanish of this month’s principle.

Coming up:
This week we’ll consider this principle and how it applies to our present situation. All of this is not just in order to deepen our understanding this particular principle, but also to begin to reflect more rigorously about our daily behaviour. Next month principle 3! 

Note:
These notes have been sent to the email list and Facebook page of The Community of Silo’s Message Toronto Annex, as well as here.

We’d all love to hear your comments, thoughts about, considerations of, or artwork inspired by, any of this.

PS. Since they made these notes twice as long and always contained the same information I’m no longer including the general information about, the principles, materials, parks, etc that were included each week. You can find more info at the Silo Net website and here at The Silo’s Message website.