Having ensured that persist and coexist, the next issue is how to inhabit it on a regular basis. This is handled by interactions between the two sorts of affirmations: of goodness and of myself i.e. between adjacent Levels. A conception of these interactions was offered earlier: summarized in the Reminder dropdown.
■is about interacting with the two essentials of life: . So I must Take the Step rather than living in a private fantasy world.
■is about in a way that also allows me to . This is only possible if I an Master of Myself.
■is about using to , and that means playing the hand I am dealt and Living Here & Now within my circle and in my current society.
■is about in a way that deals with . This requires me to recognize and Meet Needs, my own and those of others too.
■is about through . Rather than withdraw, avoid or give up, my response has to be: Yes! I Must.
■is about and . This is the basis for all creative endeavours, and it demands saying: Yes! I Can to challenges as they emerge.
Centres in , this will occur in two ways.: This is about interacting with the two basic qualities of living: . It demands that I take that step and make more than fantasies, I have to move beyond my dreams into the turmoil and drama of everyday life. Because there are two
In regard to, I must deliberately assert both myself and my dreams in a positive and fearless way in order to find the right challenges and handle them well.
The Channel is named: Be Assertive.
In regard to, I must not take endorsement of my dreams for granted but find ways to fit them with the interests and ambitions of others. As they will have their own way of proceeding, humility is required.
The Channel is named: Be Humble.
There could be four Channels because there are two Centres in each Level:
However, close scrutiny reveals only two of these are appropriate.
is a primary source of self-esteem. It is important for all of us but can be overdone by those who have not got over childhood rejections. The capacity to experience is also gratifying quite apart from the contentment itself. Combined, these two states provide for self-respect.
The Channel is named: Respect Yourself.
When youunder the influence of , or vice versa, you do not complain or criticize but simply handle your relationships and pursue your given tasks with care and patience. The dominant feature here is the active exclusion of your ego.
The Channel is named: Be Selfless.
playing the hand I am dealt in life. Because there are two Centres in , generates two requirements.: I have to Live Here and Now—which may refer to the era in which I am born, the parents that I happen to have, the society within which I find myself, or to some other environmental condition. Using to means
In regard to, I have to accept people and social realities without demanding that they be other than they are. The alternative leads to conflict and turmoil. But the influence of means that integrity must be sustained and life challenges accepted. This involves affirming the highest and upholding what is best in others and situations. I must nourish the emergence of new potentials aligning with my .
The Channel is named: Uphold the Best.
In regard to, the only realistic option that I have is to adjust myself so that I can effectively engage with my environment. But adjusting does not mean adapting expediently and abandoning my values and dreams. That would be a failure in , and it would make a mockery of and . Using critical perception, it is often possible to perceive surprising qualities. So I must seek out what is good in people and situations, and focus my efforts around that.
The Channel is named: Seek the Good.
Centres in generate two aspects of a good life.: Meeting Needs demands recognition that I am a person of flesh and blood with feelings and frailties—and not a machine or an instrument. in a way that deals with involves recognizing that I have needs and so do others. Two
In regard to: caring for myself, being self-reliant and assuming responsibility all flow from a determination to . Attitudes of entitlement and willing dependency reflect a rejection of the necessary heroism of everyday life. Imagine the consequences should most everyone become parasitic on those who are self-reliant.
The Channel is named: Meet Your Needs.
In regard to: you must be aware that suffering flows from unfulfilled wishes and needs. It is not possible or even desirable to be responsible for meeting the needs of others, but it is often possible to attend in some ways to their wants before egotistically considering your own, especially when yours are less pressing. The found in all components of is relevant.
The Channel is named: Put Others First.
Centres in mean that there are two interactional processes.: through is about saying to life: "Yes I Must". Two
In regard to put others first or rise above situations, then you will need to find . This alone enables you to tolerate that pain, and its accompanying fear and distress. Hardship has a different meaning for everyone, but the requirement to endure it is common to us all., if you are going to
The Channel is named: Endure Hardship.
In regard to, the biggest difficulty is that suffering is often persistent and you can often do very little about it. That is not pleasant and the instinct to turn away or give up must be handled by . What you can then do is stay connected despite feelings of helplessness. This enables sympathy and maintains the potential for doing what you can.
The Channel is named: Stay Connected.
Centres and generates the ability to say "Yes I Can" to life's challenges.
The Channel is named: Apply Willpower.
While egoism is necessary to ensure personal survival, bringing goodness to life requires altruism. However, everyone has only a limited amount of personal energy. Depletion of this energy is particularly likely at those Levels where there is the option to give ourselves wholly over to altruism.
Originally posted: 26-Jul-2013