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 April 12, 2024 

Principle 4. Proportion. Third Week. 

Things Are Well When They Move Together Not In Isolation.

My Present Situation, and the game of Name It! Read More…

 April 5, 2024 

Principle 4. Proportion. Second Week. 

Things Are Well When They Move Together Not In Isolation.

To do list for this week:

- Consider this principle in light of the past

-Play the game of Ask About It! Read More…

 April 5, 2024 

Principle 4. Proportion. First Week. 

Things Are Well When They Move Together Not In Isolation.

To do list for this week:

-consider the general structure and implications of this principle.

-play the game of Find It! Read More…

 March 20, 2024

Do not oppose a great force. Retreat until it weakens then advance with resolution.


To do list for this week:

-consider the principle in the context of how you see the future 

-play the game of Explain It Read More…

 March 13, 2024

Do not oppose a great force. Retreat until it weakens then advance with resolution.


To do list for this week:

-consider the principle in the context of your present situation

-play the game of Name It! Read More…

PATANJALI CIRCUS AND OTHER ANECDOTES - A book by Daniel Zuckerbrot

 February 21, 2024

 "These anecdotes could be seen as a brief but forceful essay on the theme of"illusion". It could also be said that these stories give an account of an apparent"behavioral pathology", but in the broad sense it is not the case, since to a large extent it is something that happens to us humans on a daily basis. Each story shows that relationship of"disengagement" with what happens externally, which seems to me so much part of our current times, so relevant at a time when the world is accelerating dizzyingly in a crisis in which everything seems to be "out of control", and yet the "mental" or internal dimension can function in its own way, giving us the possibility of changing our own vision of what happens, gaining in options and freedom."

Rafael Edwards 

Los Manantiales Park of Study and Reflection,  Chile. March 2022

 March 7, 2024

Do not oppose a great force. Retreat until it weakens then advance with resolution.


To do list for this week:

-consider the principle in light of the past

-play the game of Find It! Read More…

 March 1, 2024

Do not oppose a great force. Retreat until it weakens then advance with resolution.


To do list for this week:

-consider the general structure and implications of this principle.

-play the game of Find It! Read More…

 February 22, 2024

When you force something towards an end you produce the contrary.
Last time: The Present. Compulsions, and the Game of Name It.

This time: The Future and The Game of Explain it!  Read More…

 February 15, 2024

When you force something towards an end you produce the contrary.
Last time: The Past and Ask!
This time: The Present. Compulsions, and the Game of Name It. As well, some notes about different forms of meditation and deepening our reflections.  Read More…

 February 8, 2024

When you force something towards an end you produce the contrary.
Last time: Two Tales and Find It!
This time: Unintended Consequences and Ask About It!..  Read More…

 February 1, 2024

When you force something towards an end you produce the contrary.
Last time: The Weight of the Future and the game of Explain It!
This time: Two Tales and a round of Find It!...  Read More…

 January 25, 2024

“To Go Against the Evolution of Things is to Go Against Oneself”

Last time:  Is it dusk or dawn? The Game of Name!

This time: The weight of the future, and a link to a short film, And The Game of Explain!...  Read More…

 January 18, 2024

“To Go Against the Evolution of Things is to Go Against Oneself”

Last time: Stories and the Game of Ask!

This time: Is it dusk or dawn? The Game of Name It...  Read More…

 January 11, 2024

“To Go Against the Evolution of Things is to Go Against Oneself”

Last time: A New Cycle Begins

This time: Stories, Game # 2...  Read More…

 January 4, 2024

“To Go Against the Evolution of Things is to Go Against Oneself”

Last time: A New Cycle, New Paths, and Of Course a Story!

This time: Getting the Game Going, Some Examples...  Read More…

 January 1, 2024

“To Go Against the Evolution of Things is to Go Against Oneself”

Last time: Changing your Destiny

This time: A New Cycle, New Paths, and Of Course a Story!

...  Read More…

 December 21, 2023

“Contradictory and unifying acts accumulate within you. If you repeat your acts of internal unity, then nothing can detain you.”

Last Time: Inside and Outside

This time: Changing your Destiny...  Read More…

 December 14, 2023

“Contradictory and unifying acts accumulate within you. If you repeat your acts of internal unity, then nothing can detain you.”

Last Time: Words of Wisdom

This time: Memory, and Actions, The Internal and The External...  Read More…

 December 7, 2023

“Contradictory and unifying acts accumulate within you. If you repeat your acts of internal unity, then nothing can detain you.”

Last Time: From Tiny Acorns

This time: Words of Wisdom From the Ancient Child..Read More…

 December 2, 2023

“Contradictory and unifying acts accumulate within you. If you repeat your acts of internal unity, then nothing can detain you.”

Last time: If I’m Not That, What Am I?

This time: From Tiny Acorns.Read More…

 November 23, 2023

“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.”

Last time: Whose Faction?

This Time: If I’m Not That, What Am I?.Read More…

 November 17, 2023

“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.”

Last time:  Rabbits and Ducks 

This Time: Whose faction?.Read More…

 November 9, 2023

“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.”

Last time: My beliefs, your beliefs. 

This time: Various Ducks or Various Rabbits.Read More…

 November 2, 2023

“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.”

Last time: Even Other Species.

This time: My beliefs, your beliefs. 

And a couple of stories, a poem, and a song.….Read More…

 October 26, 2023

 “When You Treat Others As You Would Have Them Treat You, You Liberate Yourself.”

Last time: Others and Even Other Critters Too?

This time: As time goes by.Read More…

 October 19, 2023

 “When You Treat Others As You Would Have Them Treat You, You Liberate Yourself.”

Last time: The Other

This time: Other Critters Too?.Read More…

 October 13, 2023

 A few decades ago, during one of these all too frequent moments when violence in the Mid-East overflows its "normal" bounds I wrote the following paragraphs. They are certainly not great writing. They were and remain nothing but a cri de coeur -- an honest, if awkward cry from the heart.


At the time I first wrote these words Silo saw fit to have them posted on Silo.net. I’ve made minor tweaks to it a few times since then, but it remains substantially as I first wrote it when it sprung fully formed one morning on awakening from a restless sleep.

I wish I had something wiser or more useful to add. Too bad it still feels true. Too bad I didn’t have, and still don’t have great advice for any of those touched by the current horrors..Read More…

 October 12, 2023

 “When You Treat Others As You Would Have Them Treat You, You Liberate Yourself.”

Last time: The Social Dimension

This time: The Other..Read More…

 October 5, 2023

 “When You Treat Others As You Would Have Them Treat You, You Liberate Yourself.”

Last time: The Key (and Houdini enchained)

This time: The Social Dimension..Read More…

 October 1, 2023

 “When You Treat Others As You Would Have Them Treat You, You Liberate Yourself.”

Last time: The Future and What is it that I Want?

This Time: The Key (and more Houdini pictures)...Read More…

 September 21, 2023

 “When You Harm Others You Remain Enchained, But If You Do Not Harm Anyone You May Freely Do Whatever You Want”.

Last time: The Future and What is it that I Want?

This time: How am I doing?...Read More…

 September 14, 2023

 “When You Harm Others You Remain Enchained, But If You Do Not Harm Anyone You May Freely Do Whatever You Want”.

Last time: Free and Fearless Action

This time: The Future and What is it that I Want?....Read More…

 September 7, 2023

 “When You Harm Others You Remain Enchained, But If You Do Not Harm Anyone You May Freely Do Whatever You Want”.

Last time: Do No Harm!

This time: The Inner Judge....Read More…

 September 4, 2023

 “When You Harm Others You Remain Enchained, But If You Do Not Harm Anyone You May Freely Do Whatever You Want”.

Last time: A Radical Proposal 

This time: First Do No Harm!...Read More…

 September 1, 2023

 “When You Harm Others You Remain Enchained, But If You Do Not Harm Anyone You May Freely Do Whatever You Want”.

Last time: Learning, Contemplation and Doing

This time: A Radical Proposal (and a footnote*)...Read More…

 August 17, 2023

"You Will Make Your Conflicts Disappear When You Understand Them In Their Ultimate Root, Not When You Want To Resolve Them"

Last time: Phantoms and Laughs

This time: Outgrowing old beliefs and ideas...Read More…

 August 10, 2023

"You Will Make Your Conflicts Disappear When You Understand Them In Their Ultimate Root, Not When You Want To Resolve Them"

Last time:  Conflicts and Contradictions. 

This time: Phantoms and Laughs...Read More…

 August 3, 2023

"You Will Make Your Conflicts Disappear When You Understand Them In Their Ultimate Root, Not When You Want To Resolve Them"

Last time: Tale of a Blanket.

This time: Conflicts and Contradictions...Read More…

 July 27, 2023

"You Will Make Your Conflicts Disappear When You Understand Them In Their Ultimate Root, Not When You Want To Resolve Them"

Last time: Reveries

This time: A story..Read More…

 July 20, 2023

Principle 7. Immediate action. Fourth Week

"If you pursue an end, you enchain yourself. If everything you do is realized as an end in itself, you liberate yourself."

Last time:  Equilibrium

This Time: Reveries..Read More…

 July 13, 2023

Principle 7. Immediate action. Third Week

"If you pursue an end, you enchain yourself. If everything you do is realized as an end in itself, you liberate yourself."

Last time:  Enchainment, Liberation, Four Principles 

This Time: Equilibrium..Read More…

 July 6, 2023

Principle 7. Immediate action. Second Week

"If you pursue an end, you enchain yourself. If everything you do is realized as an end in itself, you liberate yourself."

Last time: A New Way of Doing

This time:  Enchainment, Liberation, and an Animation..Read More…

 June 29, 2023

Principle 7. Immediate action. First Week

"If you pursue an end, you enchain yourself. If everything you do is realized as an end in itself, you liberate yourself."

Last time: A Look Ahead

This time: A New Way of Doing..Read More…

 June 22, 2023

Principle 6. Pleasure. Fourth Week

“If you pursue pleasure, you enchain yourself to suffering. But as long as you do not harm your health, enjoy without inhibition when the opportunity presents itself.” 

Last time: Neither the Carrot nor the Stick.

This time: A Look Ahead..Read More…

 June 15, 2023

Principle 6. Pleasure. Third Week

“If you pursue pleasure, you enchain yourself to suffering. But as long as you do not harm your health, enjoy without inhibition when the opportunity presents itself.” 

Last time: To Eat or Not to Eat.

This Time: Neither the Carrot nor the Stick.Read More…

 June 8, 2023

Principle 6. Pleasure. Second Week

“If you pursue pleasure, you enchain yourself to suffering. But as long as you do not harm your health, enjoy without inhibition when the opportunity presents itself.” 

Last time: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too.

This Time: To Eat or Not to Eat.  Read More…

 June 1, 2023

Principle 6. Pleasure. First Week

“If you pursue pleasure, you enchain yourself to suffering. But as long as you do not harm your health, enjoy without inhibition when the opportunity presents itself.” 

Last time: The Illusion That Things Don’t Change

This Time: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It Too

 Read More…

 May 25, 2023

Principle 5. Acceptance. Fourth Week.

If day and night, summer and winter are well with you, you have surpassed the contradictions.

Last time: Inner War — Inner Peace

This Time: The Illusion That Things Don’t Change  Read More…

 May 18, 2023

Principle 5. Acceptance. Third Week.

If day and night, summer and winter are well with you, you have surpassed the contradictions.

Last time: East Meets West 

This time: Inner War — Inner Peace. 

What do you mean contradictions?  Read More…

 May 11, 2023

Principle 5. Acceptance. Second Week.

If day and night, summer and winter are well with you, you have surpassed the contradictions.

Last time: The Emerald Path

This time: The Union of Opposites, East Meets West and lots of illustrations.  Read More…

 May 4, 2023

Principle 5. Acceptance. First Week.

If day and night, summer and winter are well with you, you have surpassed the contradictions.

Last time: Wishes and Projects.

This time: The Healing of Suffering, Direction & Meaning, The Emerald Path  Read More…

 April 27, 2023

Principle 4. Proportion. Fifth Week. 

Things Are Well When They Move Together Not In Isolation.

Last time: Wishes and Projects. 

This Time: How am I doing?  Read More…

 April 22, 2023

Principle 4. Proportion. Fourth Week. 

Things Are Well When They Move Together Not In Isolation.

Last time: The Gift

This time: Wishes and Projects. Get Out Your Pen and Paper.  Read More…

 April 13, 2023

Principle 4. Proportion. Third Week.

Things Are Well When They Move Together Not In Isolation.

Last time: Proportion, Harmony, Equilibrium

This time:  The Gift   Read More…

 April 6, 2023

Principle 4. Proportion. Second Week.

Things Are Well When They Move Together Not In Isolation.

Last time: Priorities and a Tale of Four Magicians. 

This time:  Proportion, Harmony, Equilibrium  Read More…

 March 30, 2023

Principle 4. Proportion. First Week. 

Things Are Well When They Move Together Not In Isolation.

Last time: Death, Time, and the Future.

This time: Priorities, Something from Karina, and a Tale of Four Magicians   Read More…

 March 23, 2023

Principle 3. The Principle of Timely Action. Fifth Week.Do not oppose a great force. Retreat until it weakens then advance with resolution.Last time: Death, Time, and the Future.This time  Read More…


 March 16, 2023

Principle 3. The Principle of Timely Action. Fourth Week.Do not oppose a great force. Retreat until it weakens then advance with resolution.Last time: What Forces?This time: Death, Time, and the Future   Read More…

 March 9, 2023

Principle 3. The Principle of Timely Action. Third Week Do not oppose a great force. Retreat until it weakens then advance with resolution.Last time: A Tale or Two.This time: A Rout or a Tactical Retreat   Read More…

 March 2, 2023

Principle 3. The Principle of Timely Action. Second Week Do not oppose a great force. Retreat until it weakens then advance with resolution. Like the cat in the photo who is just chilling until that dog   Read More…

 February 23, 2023

Principle 3. The Principle of Timely Action. First Week. Do not oppose a great force. Retreat until it weakens then advance with resolution.Last time: More Meditations This time: Another Tale or Two   Read More…

 February 16, 2023

Principle 2. The Principle of Action and Reaction. Fourth Week. When you force something towards an end you produce the contrary.Last time: Compulsions. This time: Our Meeting, More Meditation and a   Read More…

 February 9, 2023

Principle 2. The Principle of Action and Reaction. Third Week. When you force something towards an end you produce the contrary.Last time: Unintended Consequences This time: Compulsions! This Week:Over   Read More…

 February 3, 2023

Principle 2. The Principle of Action and Reaction. Second Week. When you force something towards an end you produce the contrary.Last time: Two Tales.This time: Unintended Consequences This Week:Last  Read More…

 January 25, 2023

Last time: The Weight of the Future. This time: Two Tales Principle 2. The Principle of Action and Reaction. First Week. When you force something towards an end you produce the contrary.  Read More...

Principle 1. The Principle of Adaptation. Fourth  Week:“To Go Against the Evolution of Things is to Go Against Oneself”Last time: Is it sunrise or sunset?This time: The weight of the future, and   Read More…

 January 12, 2023

Principle 1. The Principle of Adaptation. Third Week.“To Go Against the Evolution of Things is to Go Against Oneself”Last time: Folk tales, stories and sayings.This time: Is it dusk or dawn? cartoon  Read More…

 January 5, 2023

Last time: A New Cycle Begins This time: More Stories, Jokes and Parables Principle 1. The Principle of Adaptation. Second Week.“To Go Against the Evolution of Things is to Go Against Oneself” This Week   Read More…

 December 29, 2022

Last time: Changing your Destiny. This time: A New Cycle Begins. Thoughts about our way of working. And of course a story!Principle 1. The Principle of Adaptation. First Week.“To Go Against the Evolution   Read More…

THE PRINCIPLES OF VALID ACTION ARCHIVES

The links below are to documents containing several weeks of postings with reflections on each one of the twelve Principles of Valid Action

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