|Name:||"~The Knights Taraman~"|
The team where patience is power and poise is priceless. We use chess play as a microcosm for the game of life and to test the Equipathian philosophy in a laboratory like setting. The Equipathian doctrine calls for a level of personal cultivation through focused intention, will training, detachment, and a love for balance and order. All are welcome.
I call this methodology the “Sword of Detachment”. This acronym, S.W.O.R.D, represents the following formula:
• Search without seeking
• Wait without anticipating
• Observe without evaluating
• Respond without reacting
• Detach yourself from the outcome
These rules for guiding the mind are essential to our success in the battle to clear our path and unclutter our reasoning. As a Reiki Master, I am well aware that “where the mind goes, the energy flows.” This energy flow is neutral by nature; when you focus on the good, that good is nourished. However, if you dwell on the bad, the bad is nourished. Cultivate the garden that you wish to grow. If we can agree in principle that it is the nature of energy to nourish in-discriminately whatever it is directed towards it would be prudent to carefully direct its flow toward those things that will best serve our being at every level. This discipline is referred to as “impeccability” by Carlos Casteneda, who argues that each person’s life force is of limited quantity, varying by individual, and that its efficient use is the most important element in determining one’s quality of life. The Taoists refer to this principle as “Wu Wei…the way of effortless effort,” and although they would challenge Castaneda’s notion of limited life force, they do recognize the crippling effects that result from blocked or stagnant energies due to poor habits or undisciplined behavior.
I have fashioned the principles of the “Sword of Detachment” with these considerations in mind. Being certain that the largest portion of wasted energy is the result of wasted effort; I have tried to isolate the mental factors that tend to serve us the least while costing us the most.
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