Self Organisation Notes

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Self-Organisation

  • Wiki and Spreadsheet
  • Roles and workspaces
  • Goals and affirmations

The organisational methods outlined in this project will help to bring growth to our organisations and to achieve our material goals, but as many of us have learned the hard way, financial and other material success does not necessarily bring happiness, or even contentment.

Completeness – once we understand how to implemement organisation properly, we can begin organising our ways of thinking and perceiving to help us achieve peace in life. After all this principle of organisation is based on the nature of the organism, so we can use the organisational methods on our own organisms; our bodys and minds.

  1. Definition ito yearly cycle
  • Summer: use skills in the world to earn
  • Winter: Develop self tools and foundations
  1. Habits and Asscoiations

Our perceived reality is built up from a huge structure of thought and action habits. Many of us would like to put in the effort to change these habits, but we don't have the time; we need to sort out stability first. But this is a classic mistake, because stability is an illusion - the more we get, the more we want – the more comfortable we are, the more sensative we become.

But there is an important and legetimate concern in this quest for stability before we can focus on self-improvement. How can we focus on anything seriously when we have so much on our minds – we can't just drop all attachment to it because it is actually important to sort out.

That's what this booklet is about. There's two sides to efficient self-improvement. One is the attitude of earnestness, the other the way of organisation.

  1. Habits, entropy, atrophy
  • awareness the foundation habit needs to be built first
  • director of self organisation
  • Awareness
  • our whole being is awareness, and the world is the habits within it
    1. Receptivity

Remember we talked about the structure of receptivity in defining goals? Well that same principle applies to us as organisms. Also, about return – the peace of the stillness comes and goes. Even when we're practicing return, it sometimes seems a much deeper peace than other times. It's because the active seeking is only one side of the coin. The other is to be receptive to the goal, that is, to learn to recognise what it is we're seeking and to become familiar with it.

    1. Ensuring your organisation also practices awareness

Since the structure of receptivity also turned out to apply to ourselves, then surely the practice of awareness applies somehow to the organisation.

  • Observation and receptive structure
  1. Peace in Being and Doing

Completeness of our own organisation and faith in its ability help us to achieve non-attachment without non-doing.

  1. Home
    1. Where are we returning when we return?

But what is this “home�? - it's not usually our present home, it's the one we'll after all the “when's�? and “if's�? are complete. But rather than just blindly trying to satisfy this complex web of requirements, we should use organisation to work out more clearly what it is we actually want so we can begin to break to the process of getting there into more manageable parts. And during this process of defining goals, we also realise that what we're really after is a certain feeling, and we realise that there's a lot of feelings we don't want. This feeling is peace, we're all searching for it, but we all have different ideas about what's needed to attain it.

The problem is we spend all our time focussed on other things, we forget that the place we feel most at home is in our true Self. We actually pass though it all the time because it's right at our center (conceptually), but being on the move between various thoughts we remain unconscious of it. That's why we not only have to practice returning frequently to it, we also have to re-familiarise our selves with it since we've forgotten exactly how to get there and what it feels like.

By beeing receptive to our feelings we can learn to be aware of that feeling when it comes and goes. After feeling it many times very breifly, it is noticed that it's not really associated with anything outside, it's coming from within. It's your true Self when you're not pulled into any role by any concern.

    1. Stability

Passive income and property are not true stability passive income, like usury is immoral

  1. Triggers

Awareness of cycles begins, experiencing in terms of cycles. eg. Cleaning teeth, meditation, walking, adding something to the shopping list.

You can create internal workspaces out of these. Workspaces are a collection of associations to other workspaces and processes. In our minds these associations are the habits of thought we have built up over time, when we have no awareness of them, they're called unconcious.

By building awareness, you become aware of the set of thoughts and actions you have associated with the various patterns of your experience. You can then choose to increase or decrease the strength of existing associations, or even create new ones.

Here's a good quote from Tenzin Palmo a Buddhist Nun which refers to the same principle of using triggers to build self-swareness:

People say they have no time for meditation. It's not true!, You can meditate walking down the corridor, waiting for the computer to change, at traffic lights, standing in a queue, going to the bathroom, combing your hair. Just be there in the present, without the mental commentary. Start by choosing one action during the day and decide to be entirely present for that one action. Drinking the tea in the morning. Shaving. Determine, for this one action I will really be there. It's all habit. At the moment we've got the habit of being unaware. We have to develop the habit of being present. Once we start to be present in the moment everything opens up. When we are mindful there is no commentary - it's a very naked experience, wakeful, vivid.
  1. Manifestation
  • Belief system is habits of thought
  • trapping thought events to control habits
  • Dreams – awareness moves into dreaming
    • observe the division into roles on transition between sleeping and waking
      • (we divide our energy into many points of view, just like the source divides into all of us. Like a prism divides the white light into colours, so the source divides into consciousness (the patterns in space and time) awareness in dreams helps us understand our problems and progress
  • PWS, triggers
  1. Meditation
  • Meditation actually means to focus on one object or thought to the exclusion of all others, such as a mantra or image.
  • Not on an object (vichara – investigation of self) just return
  • Meditation is then a concentrated period of only the practice of return, rather than practicing it for short moments while doing other things.
  • Make sure activity is purposful and then do it in being. Don't partake in activity merely to overcome boredom, because that increases the habit of restlessness. Boredom can only be overcome properly with return.
  1. Organising Affirmations & Guidance
  • Using notes in your workspaces.
  • Your director (of your self organisation) can assign tasks to keep PWS's printed which help with current personal goals.
  • The list of affirmations and guidance comments for common difficulties