An Agreement for Living
I commit to live in clarity and integrity
and seek nothing less than truth.
I commit to live in openness with deep listening,
and seek nothing less than communion.
I commit to live in gratitude and open-heartedness,
and seek nothing less than love.
I commit to live in courage and willingness,
and seek nothing less than my soul’s path.
I commit to live in cooperation and shared vision,
and seek nothing less than alignment with Spirit.
I commit to live in awareness and responsibility,
and seek nothing less than peace.
I commit to live in acceptance and surrender,
and seek nothing less than freedom.
Cats and dogs falling from the sky
Thoughts are formed around language
Wittgenstein & Chomsky
No Means Probably Not
Thought is Creative; Words Matter
False Speech Leads to Confusion
Clearer Words, Peaceful Society
Mavis the Wordbender
7 Life Principles
No: Be on top of things and increasingly ecological
Hello: Be in active participation in communal life as a way to expand experience and understanding
Thanks: Be kind and gentle unless provoked
Goodbye: Be never stuck, ever more dynamic until the end
Please: Act assertively to align personal and communal hopes
Sorry: Be considerate finding fair balance between self and others
Yes: Enthusiastically accept everything that need not be refused
Living with Increasing Easefulness and Simplicity
Try spending some quiet time with each of these questions:
No: What is it about easefulness and simplicity that appeals to me and that I choose to identify with?
Hello: What do I currently have in my life that works against this way of being?
Thanks: What do I appreciate and value in my life that works well for me towards easefulness and simplicity?
Goodbye: What do I realise out of these questions, and what decision do I now make as a result?
Please: What is my vision for a life of increasing easefulness and simplicity; how do I intend to bring it into being, and who/what shall I ask to help?
Sorry: How might my choices affect other people (adversely) and what will I do to mitigate this?
Yes: Am I prepared to surrender to the possibility that life may take unexpected turns as a result of this process?
7 Words Blog
We examine various topics by looking at them through the lens of the 7 Words System