It’s been my experience that you really don’t need to know whether or not Ability leads to justifications of Can or Cannot or Need or Needn’t in order to write a powerful justification for your story. You can mix them up while writing your story - the important thing is that you find an inequity that connects with your own understanding of the world–so that what you write will be honest and true to yourself.
That said, the growth you’re looking for is:
- Can is based on Ability and motivates Commitments that accept Circumstances
- Want stems from Desire and drives Rationalizations that allow for Situations
- Should builds out from Thought and generates Obligations that surface one’s State of Being
- Need finds its core in Knowledge and determines Responsibility that manifests a Sense of Self
Also, thinking more about it this week, I mis-labeled the “Zen” level as the Being quad…
A state of Zen is really prior to Knowledge, Thought, Ability, and Desire.
Observation in the Preconscious senses an inequity, then labels that differential as a “problem” existing in Knowledge, Thought, Ability, or Desire - that’s the 1st level of Justification.
Being known as a great leader is a justification itself (the sense of separateness, or individuality being identified as a problem of Knowledge in the mind).
Moving up to Can, Want, Need, Should is the 2nd level of justification.
Responsibility, Obligation, Rationalization, and Commitment is the 3rd.
State of Being, Sense of Self, Situation and Circumstances are the 4th level of justification.
This doesn’t effect the approach discussed in last week’s article, or the follow-up this week, or the classes - it’s really just a matter of semantics (what is labeled as 1st or “zen”). But I thought it was important to get out there for clarification and accuracy’s sake.