Colour Convention peace. Goodness (in orange) refers either to spiritual energy or to a conception of what humans most desire in spiritual terms. Goodness (in green) refers to a specific . Terms in purple refer to Channels in the . are universally-sought experiential states. Examples of will be in green e.g.
produce goodness—that is what this framework is about.are often optional, unlike more concrete values (e.g. ). However, you can always use your freedom and exercise humanity's option to
As just explained, the presence of is experienced as goodness entering our everyday life and projects. That goodness is produced by to our situations. In order to do so, we use derived directly from the . These are formally the Monads-R"G1 in the Structural Hierarchy-RsH".
All anger, revenge, hatred, fear, terror, greed, envy. However, the energies of values are not bipolar—the relevant type of energy is simply directed to bad ends. It would be absurd to say "goodness is used for bad ends". The phrasing would be " is used for bad ends" and that is certainly possible.are bipolar. So can certainly be bad or evil e.g.
However, I am not producing a manual for evil villains seeking world domination, so I do not focus on framework is about directing spiritual energies in the service of goodness. So when I talk about , positive examples are generally assumed. It seemed natural and helpful to use goodness as a synonym for their energy.from gloating, or by embedding fear, or to exact revenge. This
goodness following activation of .are adjusted here, one by one, to serve a role as special that can carry the energies of
willing obedience in the service of goodness. The rules do not have an «opposite» as such: they are followed or ignored. By contrast, production of goodness emerges from our freedom in regard to choosing values and there is an «opposite». You are free to choose positive like peace and kindness or to apply negative ones like revenge and hatred. The are themselves neutral in that regard. Only positive-good values are used in the examples offered for each , because that is the present concern.emerge from
More focus on themight be expected in the wisdom literature. Although identified by all thinkers and scriptures, they attract less public attention. Perhaps this is because they are mechanisms and lack charismatic spirituality on their own. I tentatively propose calling them « ».
When you put spiritual energy into, you have the possibility to make unity happen. may apply in many situations, but especially where you find yourself in unhelpful conflict.
So: is a natural vehicle for applying like beauty, which could stop you seeing yourself as clean-pure and others as ugly-dirty; or patience, which can be essential for resolving disputes and enabling coexistence between groups.
The effect of goodness keeps projects enlightened.is to generate a wholeness and completeness. The social effects include harmony, reconciliation and synergy. Where ideas or theories are unified, there is usually a sense of beauty or elegance. your efforts with
The neglect of goodness and even ethics from most activities; or allocated as the concern of others.is to fragment, split, polarize, maintain differences unnecessarily, or create new differences. It leads to a separation of
When you put spiritual energy into framework., you make it possible to submit yourself to matters outside your control and personal desires. is a function of our necessary existence within social groups. It also arises whenever you confront what is «absolutely desirable»: as will be specified later in this
So: Applying peace will inhibit being opinionated and dogmatic or rushing to negative criticism of expedient choices. Applying hope will inhibit pessimistic reactions to objectively bad and unavoidable social situations.
The effect ofis to become capable of putting something before or above your egocentric wishes. contributes to restraint rather than impulsive or compulsive reactions.
The neglect ofmeans a weak code of conduct and impulsiveness, situationally expedient choices, or rejection of constraints. is anathema to those with persistent attitudes of entitlement and superiority.
You might also recognize submission as the only response to the inevitable, the irresistible or the unchangeable—qualities that characterize nature and society as well as specific persons you come across. However, this is a compound notion dealing with «accepting reality».
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When you put spiritual energy into, you make it possible to add something extra that is not specifically called for by the immediate situation. This means .
So: It might involve applying fairness or delight and doing things, often small or subsidiary to your main goals, in accord with these. could be called « », but in the special sense of « », not in reference to doing a job.
The effect of goodness that might not otherwise be operative because the value lies outside your project, group or doctrine. Often the exertion is not a challenge, being of short time duration or just rather simple. But it may be demanding in that the effort is for something beyond your immediate concerns.is that you focus on a source of
The neglect of goodness even if the recipient is grateful.results in a half-hearted engagement with situations, mediocrity, and a sinking of individuality into group convention. Incentives may increase activity without generating the necessary in the service of . Charging for such extras typically reduces the
When you put spiritual energy into, you have the possibility of using a relationship to make a difference for that person. This is experienced as .
So: Applying an freedom in a relationship will be helpful if it means that the other's uniqueness is appreciated and any hint of domination is avoided; while applying strength reduces or removes your fears of being exploited or manipulated in helpful interactions.
The effect ofis to develop a benevolent relationship that will strengthen any existing relationship, whether transient, familial, employment, or friendship.
The neglect ofmakes it likely that the other person will be viewed superficially, instrumentally or as a category. It is also the road to endless egocentric fighting over status, identity, money, power, turf, control, and lust.
When you put spiritual energy into, you have the possibility to intuitively understand a situation, and also imagine what is needed for a deeper understanding. This means - with a degree of conviction that enables committed action.
So: Applying humor to allows contradictions and ignorance to emerge. Applying simplicity to can help avoid the foolishness of egocentric pedantry and excessive complexity—it probably led to Occam creating his Razor.
The effect ofis to ensure you listen to yourself and then do not let yourself get seduced off your position. The relevant in the situation can help you combat misunderstanding and prevent you sowing confusion or perpetrating falsehoods.
The neglect ofvia puts you at the mercy of opinion, rumour, gossip, and conventional wisdom. It also tempts you to succumb to your own fears, wishes and reflex responses.
is an unusual because already include .
In THEE, have the formulhighest Triad within the frameworkThis material is written up in Ch.10 of Working with Values (1995). for . The base level is chosen to be appropriate (g1), then there are chosen for strategic impact (g2), and finally, at the top, that are political (g3). showing that they are the
goodness differ from in that they are not about adapting to society or its politics. are like in being directed towards better conditions, but when you put spiritual energy into , you generate the possibility to seek genuine and universal goodness, which is humanity's highest .
humility via will ensure arrogance is kept in check; while applying kindness via can maintain sensitivity to social disruption by seemingly desirable community projects.
The effect ofis that you continually apply additional to whatever your personal ideals and society's current doctrines and values may be. This reduces the politicization inherent in ideals, and fosters good thoughts, good discussions, good relations, good actions, good intentions, good projects &c.
The neglect ofis to allow complacency about the benefits of progress or simply settling for conformity and expediency. The nature of means that self-righteousness in a cause may result, with political manipulation of facts and emotions.
When you put spiritual energy into Don't wait for the storm to pass: dance in the rain! means fully allowing, seeking, generating, activating and savouring pleasure in situations, big and small., you have the possibility to experience joy in almost every situation.
So: If the wisdom, then you will enjoy learning from situations of every sort; if it is humour, then life's endless mishaps and irritations will appear as a cosmic joke.
The effect ofis that you probably end up laughing a lot whatever happens. is highly infectious. It is the basis for the diffusion of and provides a cushion against life's difficulties.
The neglect ofcan lead to feeling like an instrument, or getting over-involved with painful experiences, both of which are dehumanizing. At the extreme, becoming too instrumental and driven is the route to illness and early death.
Originally posted: 29-Mar-2013