The Eternal Rules: Learn them, live them, & rule your world

The Eternal Rules: Learn them, live them, & rule your world

 

Things change. Patterns begin and then end. Why? Because the Eternal creates changing forms and patterns, such as distinct words and distinct sounds.

In other words, the Eternal is what rules. The Eternal rules.

Eternal rules and changing rules

Consider that there are rules that eventually change as well as rules that are eternal. The rules that are eternal could be presumed to guide the changing of the “temporary” rules.

However, some assertions may be presented indicating that there could exist a fundamental randomness or disorder. Isn’t that absurd on its face?

Order is self-evident

Language involves order. So does everything else.

The ability to recognize order is self-evident. Further, there are occasions in which a particular observer may not identify any particular order. Or, past patterns may be presumed to apply to a new case. Such initial interpretations may be imprecise, leading to confusion, which simply means an awareness that a prior presumption is inconsistent with present experience.

Confusion is a normal part of the learning process. Those who attempt to avoid any experience of confusion may also be delaying their biggest opportunities to learn.

What are The Eternal Rules?

#1 The rule of respect     

Respect all rules. Whether or not you recognize any particular rule, the rules still rule. However precisely or imprecisely you understand a rule, it still rules. However much you scream and shout and have heroic tantrums or shed tears about the rules, the rules still rule. (Of course, that is no reason not to occasionally test any alleged “rules,” right?)

#1A)
The rule of attention   We only notice things to which we give attention.
#1B)
The rule of interpretation   Interpretation is a creative, imaginative act in which “whatever we notice” is filtered through what we perceive to be the rules. What we notice is creatively re-organized by what we perceive to be “the rules of how life works.” In other words, our values organize our interpretation of whatever we notice. Our values interpret what we notice and then categorize and label “what is happening.”
#1C)

The rule of experience    What we experience is our interpretation of what we notice. (What we experience is however we relate to what we notice.)

 

#1D)

The rule of response    All actions are responsive to an experience.

 

#1E)

The rule of action       Actions are what produce results. (Actions rule results)

#2 The rule of perception     Your perception of “what the rules are” will organize your interpretations, then your experience of your interpretations, then your responses to your experience of your interpretations, and finally the results produced by your responses to your experience of your interpretations. In short, what you perceive to be “the rules of how life works” could be important. It could be so important that some people might want to encourage certain perceptions of what the rules could be (or even discourage certain perceptions of what the rules could be).
#3 The rule of action       Actions are what produce results. (Actions rule results)

#4 The rule of response    All actions are responsive to an experience.

#5 The rule of experience    What we experience is our interpretation of what we notice.

#6  The rule of interpretation   Interpretation is a creative, imaginative act in which whatever we notice is filtered through what we perceive to be “the rules of how life works.” In other words,  our values organize our interpretation of whatever we notice.

#7 The rule of attention   We only notice things to which we give attention.

#8  The rule of capacity   We only can focus our attention in accord with our capacity for sensory impressions.
#9 The rule of language   Language has the single purpose of influence. Language rules over (or organizes) attention, which rules over what we notice. Further, language has special influence over the process of interpretation, which is a fundamentally linguistic process. Guided by language, our interpretations rule or organize our experiences (for all that we ever experience is our interpretations of what we notice, not what we notice itself).  Still guided by language, our interpretive experiences rule our response to those interpretive experiences. Further guided by language, our responses to our interpreted experiences produce our results.

#10 The rule of influence     The most profound changes only result from the developing of one’s capacity for language. Through improved logical acuity and improved linguistic flexibility, not only can new patterns of organizing attention arise, but the momentum of past interpretations can collapse, resulting in the arising of what may seem to be a rather shocking phenomenon that some call “the rebirth of curiosity.”

#11 Did I mention yet that “things can change” (and indeed may have done so already)?

#37 Please disregard any ridiculous speculations that I’m not very good at math… as far as you know.

#4,962,351 The rule of The Eternal

Everything that begins also ends, except of course for anything that is eternal.

 

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