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Our Moral Foundations
August 08, 2016
Hello,

Talking about good books, another that I would like to bring up is by a favourite author of mine – Jonathon Haidt, It is The Righteous Mind – and in it Haidt describes six types of intuitions — or, as he calls them, moral foundations: care/harm, fairness/cheating, liberty/tyranny, loyalty/betrayal, authority/subversion, and sanctity/degradation. These combine to form the unconscious attitudes that animate each of us, to form our sense of morality.

Each of the six is expressed both with a positive and a negative word – and it is a quite powerful idea I think. So, these are my questions. Of these six moral foundations, which is the one (or two) which you identify with most easily? And which is the moral foundation which seems most alien and difficult for you?



LOVE
by Sophia Yasmeen

    For a soul its true home is silence…. where it finds peace and creates an inner space. In this unlimited world of light and space soul fills itself with Baba’s love and sees its role unfolding in this physical world…the drama stage, the stage on which the drama of life is played. Constantly staying in this awareness of being an actor and its role with other actors’ soul feels a sense of detachment which allows it to remain light and to see and asses’ situations with clarity. While the world continues to envy everyone else leaving everyone unhappy we are so blessed to know that the self has always been love. It is just a play going on around us where the actors give love to one and other and then steal it back again. Blessed are those who recognize the game that is going on. The game of mending hearts and breaking them again is the senseless game of a loveless world. Loving God is loving the self. You no longer chase being liked or loved by others because you know it is just fragmenting an already broken heart. If love is the key why search for a key that doesn't fit.

Sophia is a beautiful writer and I am happily sharing her work in my Feelbetter Newsletter.

best wishes
Andrew


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