Participatory Inquiry, episode 115: Principles
“In a network, in transition: change.”
You need to change. Which is why you need to change your approach towards change, from a tribal, institutional, market-centric, gaming networks for personal gain — approach, to a principles-centric one.
Sustain, the first principle, is all about firmness of character and indomitable spirit, providing the foundation for perseverance and resulting in an ability to sustain our passion for long-term goals. All of the around thirty principles, active and proactive verbs. All in our growing ability to change and effectuate change, sourced from a (re)weaving of being and doing.
Realizing one’s full potential. This second principle follows from the first. Whether explicated or in part remaining a vague vision or dream, our full potential is what draws forth our character, unfolding out of our long-term ongoing, sustained commitment to our own unique goals. All these around thirty principles are verbs, as if our becoming ourselves is all about doing things.
Good measure beyond measure
Applying these principles, any which principles, need to be performed in a spirit of synthesis, selfhood and service.
“In a network, in transition, change so as to be able to re-align with evolutionary trajectories.”
Synthesis because the necessity of warm data beyond extractive data, selfhood because moving beyond solipsism and the erroneous belief of being able to remain outside what we observe — and service, because these three qualities to our inner compass, actualized, guided and measured by the quality of our service.
“The adoption of measure — the comparing of the natural world with an artificial one — began a centuries-long belief that the world was somehow describable in the language of mathematics.
Contained within the belief in a sensory world that can be taken apart, lay
the dormant seed of a particular duality set to dominate every aspect of what
would become modern thought. Because if, in our encounter with the world, there is not an experienced correlation between perception and that which is perceived; no longer the experience that our nature and the world’s nature are actually only different aspects of the same thing, then a bifurcation results.
There originates, in the analytical mode of awareness, the conception that there is a thing, “the world” or the observed, and an entity that is different from it: an observer. Following on from this duality is the conviction that what is being found out about the world is not influenced by the particular consciousness that is being brought to bear, but is, instead, a correct description of the world.”
— John Griffin
All the other principles not included here, adding nuance to our turning a principled approach into practice, a practice that unfolds essential character in service to evolutionary purpose.
This is the fifteenth principle. It is all about our ability to put our will power to sustained undeviating use as a certifaction of unique individual worth. Not will as in a limited, limiting, me versus world, but increasingly, will turned skillful will, turned mindful will, turned spiritual will, the energy of the whole operating through an increasingly principled and aware individual. Will increasingly less an abstract concept and more and more, a living, sustained and sustaining, (re)enactment.
This is the last principle. It is all about the transmutation of all past experiences into an essentialization of character and centralization of consciousness, in service to a realization of seed, that core part of our becoming ourself, that when shared in the soil of collective intelligence and nurtured by our culture, will leave a lasting legacy.
One hundred, one thousand years from now, what people will mention with awe and respect, when referring to us, our accomplishments and what lasting difference we made and will continue to make.