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The Law of Eights
We live in a strange world... getting stranger by the nanosecond. Sever environmental stress caused by over-harvesting of natural resources... increasing indications of approaching worldwide climate change… global economic collapse on a scale never before dreamed imaginable... overt and covert military-terrorist actions, sanctioned by the very governmental agencies that were created to keep the peace... the list goes on and on. With the abundant wealth our planet has to offer, continually compromised by human mismanagement …it's a wonder that we're still here at all.
With that said, the proverbial “seed of opportunity” resides deep within current dangers.
Life in the information age requires the modern earthling to make increasingly complex decisions with an increased sense of urgency. Given the immediacy in which we must respond… the potential for miscalculation increases exponentially. The consequence of this quickening necessitates the need for strategic adaptation on the part of each of us. Given this immediacy, the following questions arise: Can the individual intelligence engineer live a life of integrity and make a difference in his/her world? Is there a code of conduct or course of right action that will aid him/her along their path?
Contemporary tekgnostic adepts do not for one minute claim superior gray matter… or claim to have a better fix on the dilemma surrounding the current human condition. However, we think ways exist to improve upon our situation. Utilizing the Tek-Gnostics three-fold mind-set of awakened action (or doing): acceptance, enjoyment and enthusiasm (appropriated in part from the work of E. Tolle), we can effectively alter the vibrational frequency of our consciousness. As we shall see, this consciousness hacking conceptual artifact: a combination of mindfulness, humor, acceptance of the moment, and creativity... will prove to be a powerful cornerstone in our endeavor.
The first step in our journey toward a heart-centered neural autonomy is an issuance of the following Tek-Gnostic eight-fold path. This manifesto serves as a streamlined "rules of the road" for the modern intelligence engineer. It is a deceptively simple doctrine that attempts to help illuminate the above questions. In imitation of the noble eight-fold path of Buddhism and the octogonal trigrams of the Taoist bagua, we find a certain elegance in presenting our manifesto in the form of the ancient and familiar law of eights...
In case you didn't notice, the preceding eight-fold path is also a pop quiz. It serves the double-duty of being a pre-entrance exam for those among you who wish to pursue the "inner mysteries" of Tek-Gnostics.
Each individual item poses at least one
question. The way in which we answer each question points to how
we will conduct our journey along the Tek-Gnostic path. It is also indicative how our
travels will fare. We need to contemplate our strategies and carry
them out with "panache." Style and grace will be our
fun-d'-mental mode of operation. Compassion and humility will be
our roadmap. The above manifesto is just a beginning. The ideas that are presented
here are simple ones. So simple as to be overlooked most of the
time (refer to #'s 1, 2 & 3). But being mindful is the essential point...
is it not?
Submit Answers here.