Principles versus true harmony
Usually when an issue arises I approach it with a mental handbag of do's and
don'ts. When doing so the minute one senses a violation a judgment call
is made and acted upon. Doing so gives the appearance of acting on
principle, but actually you are cutting off the unfolding of life.
Lately I engage a situation with no rulebook, no preconceived principle, no
predigested scale of right and wrong. Then I let the situation play out
naturally, and play my part but don't interfere. I use my common sense,
experience, intuition, in general my humanity. As the situation reaches
its conclusion, the ironic thing is usually one principle ends up standing out,
but not how I would have thought. In ways unimaginable, the depth of
experience itself emerged into a true harmony, not a man-made one.