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					Filipino Folk Material in 7 Words

Filipino Folk material can be seen as 7 basic life principles: the 7 Words. Identity is
first, where the central story can be put most simply as: who am I? By and large each
of us has a need to become a lot clearer about what we are trying to achieve. This
applies to all things, from what is useful to dealing with distressing feelings. The
problem seems to be to do with how to achieve clarity and then to uncover the
solutions to whatever problems we have to deal with. The 7 Words System offers a
uncomplicated instinctive scheme that permits us to get a greatly improved
knowledge of what precisely we are looking for. It opens with No. Primarily we need
to define accurately what we don't want, what is not useful, before we can know what
we do want.

Filipino Folk Material in 7 Words

Second, the quest for knowledge, reaching out beyond the horizons of habit to meet
new people, new ideas and new ways to see the world. The second phase correlates
with the word Hello. We need to make ourselves open to new ideas and people if we
have a desire to increase our range of solutions to lifes various riddles. We surely
know that? To get something new we will need to enlarge our sphere of awareness
and look where we have not previously looked before. Fresh thoughts, new associates,
new situations and new things are all characteristic of giving some consideration to
something we have not up to that time come into contact with. This necessitates that
we substitute old for new, that can tender something in reasonable return for what are
trying to obtain for ourselves.

Filipino Folk Material in 7 Words

Then love. Romantic love between woman and man is favourite, yet the importance
of family, village, nation and humanity itself also shows acts of kindness. Between all
of our opportunities, some are more attractive than others and we feel we want to treat
them as having a greater worth, because we appreciate them more. This is explained
by the primary word Thanks. Time and again, we disregard the meaning of what we
have, slip into ingratitude and are likely to presume things will always be the way
they have been before.It's more than just courteousness to let somebody see our
appreciation for things we treasure; it has a significant part to play in helping us to
succeed in attaining our targets. Psychologically we are attracted to what we express
our thanks for, and yet it's equally accurate to say that we will be able to draw them to
us too. We improve our pull when we say Thanks and therefore, when we do so, we
easily bring things to us.

Filipino Folk Material in 7 Words

The Heros quest. The brave young man goes forward to take on challenges, either
external or internal. The defeating of evil is a metaphor for the battle of light and
darkness within ones own heart. Goodbye is one of the seven primary words and has
to do with a course of development that has four stages. They are: realization,
decision, completion and moving on. Goodbye is being said to a possible stage of
development, and therefore is understood plainly as out-and-out dismissal of a viable
course of action that we had been going towards and in future will not go in for. It is a
turning point in our range of possible outcomes.Goodbye is different from No in that
it suggests that we have had some kind of involved interaction already, which now
needs to end compared to No's rejection in the first place. True decisions cut the past
away unconditionally and that penetration creates an opening that otherwise does not
materialize.

Filipino Folk Material in 7 Words

Vision Quest. The seeker needs to find answers to deep issues of concern that expand
power and wisdom. The future reveals itself according to the lifestyles of the past
unless we take control of it and shape it to our needs. This forces us to have a vision
of how we want it to be; this vision has to be very clear, precise and positive
converted into intention. They differ don't they - vision and intention? The first is
rather illusory and the second is much more motivated and conscious. For a dream to
become real there must be cooperation. Nothing can be completed without acquiring
the assistance of other people - this takes skillfulness, perhaps influence, , even
stimulation. It is not always obligatory to present something such as money or
money's worth.

Filipino Folk Material in 7 Words

Another theme that appears in song, myth and epic is redemption. Each of us, yearns
to be released from the pain of guilt and shame, and purified through atonement. Sorry,
the 6th primary word, is best seen as repairing damage done if we've been thoughtless
or heedless to the needs or wants of another. The best plan is to make sure we
preclude the need to say it by being understanding earlier. Why? Well it's because
anyone we upset may well act against us and reduce our chances of success, so it is
obviously more wise to take into account others as well as ourselves. This question is
all to do with being responsible, having some feelings for anyone we've upset and
offering reimbursement when we've got it wrong. Then and only then will it ever be
feasible to forestall or repair bitterness and release the unending nastiness that
otherwise would grow and be a source of bitterness,.

Filipino Folk Material in 7 Words

The final journey is the quest for the absolute. This can take the form of spiritual
ascendancy, seclusion, surrender and death, a final acknowledgement of the unity of
all life. The final stage of our 7 Words technique is to do with acceptance; there are
instances when we simply have to endure what we cannot change. The word is Yes. It
would be fine wouldn't it if we were able to make the world exactly the way we
envision it - but in fact we can't. We always need to take what comes, and to take what
is not exactly what we asked for. The best secret is to have conviction that everything
in the end turns around to our advantage, that the modifications to our plans are all
improvements when understood in the perspective of the longer term. Definitely it's
not easy to see it when we are still close and attached to our desires of course not! Yet
hold your fire and you may well see that the unlooked-for incidents, the surprises and
failures are actually the best bits disguised as misfortune.

				
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