Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Ongoing change of appropriate skillful actions - another chapter of unintended consequences
When we clarify appropriate skillful action it is important to be aware that it is just now - and that ongoing change means that appropriate is changing and skillful is changing. Below are two recent examples in our national politics which we can explore and ponder:
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For another area where skillful and appropriate may no longer be so due to changing conditions and actual implementation, with suggestions for what would be skillful appropriate actions now, here are excerpts from an article with the citation following.
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Are there actions, habits and patterns in our life which were once appropriate and skillful but may no longer be so?
We do not face the same multiple and conflicting pressures and rigidity that the political groups in the above stories face - and yet we act based on many different forces.
Reactive habits may have once been skillful, appropriate, but are no longer so. This "no longer so" is a significant characteristic of reactive habits, and a characteristic which often results in harm and suffering - even despite intentions to do good, and the belief that this is (or at least was) appropriate and skillful.
As today is January 1, 2014, this is a good time to reflect on past and present - being present as this ongoing change that is our life.
Posted by Elihu Genmyo Smith at 7:14 AM