This week’s post is the fifth of a monthly series of open-discussion posts focusing on books I’ve written. Our theme for the present is Mystery Teachings from the Living Earth, and this week we’re discussing “The Fourth Law: The Law of Limits” (pp. 43-53). I’d like to ask readers to keep their questions and comments focused on that chapter and the ideas it contains; we’ll have another Ask Me Anything post later this month, and of course a substantive monthly post or two in due time.
In place of an outline, here’s the Fourth Law, as it appears in the book:
Everything that exists is subject to limits arising from its own nature, the nature of the whole system of which it is a part, and the nature of existence itself. Those limits are as necessary as they are inescapable, and provide the foundation for all the beauty and power each existing thing is capable of manifesting.
The rest of this section of the book expands on the concept this definition sketches out. It’s not an easy concept for a lot of people these days; mindless hostility to the entire concept of limits is practically de rigueur these days—which is one of the core reasons we’re in the middle of the mess we’ve made for ourselves. Questions? Comments? Discussions? Have at it—subject, of course, to the usual rules.