February 7, 2019

The principle of Full Participation is both simple and difficult to understand. We never really know what “full” means. “Full” can’t be defined, because we have to use what we know to define it. But it includes what we know and what we don’t yet know. It includes manifested and un-manifested.

At the same time, it is simple. You do something with one hand. As soon as you start doing it with both hands, you are participating more fully. With an increase of attention, your activity becomes more full. The more attention, the more participation. But you are not just your attention.

Full Participation really refers to your relationship to your development in any given moment. Development has no ultimate peak. It is never completed, never finished. Nor does it have a beginning you can find. Climbing the mountain of development, every step you take can be called the peak. So Full Participation means taking one step at a time.

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