Meaningful Participation

The philosophy of self authorship

Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to the Meaningful Participation website. Read this to find out more about what this site is about.

Fractal Principle Principle

Fractal Principle Principle

Opposed thinking

Opposed thinking

Opposed thinking is a kind of thinking in which habits of thought are triggered without the intervention of conscious thought.

Third force blind

Third force blind

We have a cultural habit of only seeing individual elements but not the larger context that connects them together.

Language

Language

Why language is like a map

Dependable practice

Dependable practice

A Dependable practice is generally catalysed when a person decides they’ve had enough and they want to make a change in their life. They want something different and have decided they’re going to take responsibility for making it happen.

Postmodernism

Postmodernism

Why postmodernism was a misstep in responding to Cartesian objectivity

Projected authority

Projected authority

Projected authority is a state where we have given away our authority to define ouselves, what is important and how to realise that.

Circularity

Circularity

Circularity is a feature of living systems that means we can become invisibly trapped inside of arbitrary limits. Definitely something important to be aware of.

Suffering

Suffering

Suffering is a universal and uncomfortable experience in life, but is it all bad?

My participation matters

My participation matters

My participation matter is an affirmation of the preciousness & finiteness of life

Systematics

Systematics

Systematics is the name given by John G. Bennett (1897–1974) to a branch of systems science that he developed in the mid-twentieth century.

Distinction

Distinction

Distinctions are the building blocks of intelligence

George Gurdjieff

George Gurdjieff

Reciprocal maintenance

Reciprocal maintenance

The law of Reciprocal maintenance is a model of life that speaks to the role that humankind plays in the universe.

Meaningful participation

Meaningful participation

An introduction to Meaningful participation

The 6 capabilities

The 6 capabilities

These 6 capabilities are the most fundamental skills of life & living systems

Self authorship

Self authorship

Self authorship is an affirmation that my participation matters in the quality of my life.

Capability

Capability

Capability is the essential quality of life that enables potentiality to be converted Into actuality.