The Nine Tiles

Friday 1 March, 2019

The core contents of this blog, distilled from the work I have done over the last 20 years, make up nine areas. Those areas, or Tiles as they are depicted, guide you through what you will encounter, or what you need to be aware of as you write you own instruction manual – which begins as a daily journal of your observations.

Each tile lists three Elements; three simple words which add a level of detail to the signposts on your journey towards the core of who you are. In turn, each element is supported by a number of related blog posts, adding a further level of detail to the tiles. It doesn’t stop there, because that first tranche of blog entries opens up to even more levels in the form of related posts.

Given the various layers and detail available for exploration into all aspects of the journaling experience, the nine tiles are a straightforward yet rich distillation of the whole adventure. They summarise what you need to know in a very simple way. But there is an even simpler breakdown.

The first 8 Tiles are all about writing stuff down and what happens when you do that. But the main instruction remains: Write stuff down! That’s all you need to remember. The rest – the tiles and the elements – will happen anyway. Refer to them from time to time because they will help you on your way, but the only thing you have to do is write.

Tile 9 by contrast, is all about what happens when you go beyond the writing. And there you will find an even easier instruction: Let stuff go! It’s all about taking what you have written and releasing yourself from it. When you do that you discover the power of silence and emptiness, and you begin to glimpse your true Self. Again, there are levels of detail involved, but the only thing you need to remember is to let go.

Therefore, to summarise 20 years of work gathered in 135 specifically chosen posts, sourced from 1100 blog entries, (half of which appear in my own 650-page Instruction Manual), the only two things you need are these:

  • Write stuff down
  • Let stuff go

Remember those two things, put them into practice every day of your life, and watch what happens. You will be amazed. After years of doing the former, and renewed attempts to do the latter, I am repeatedly amazed at how simple it is, how beautiful it is, and how powerfully it all works.

Related posts: Write Stuff Down | Write & Become More Aware | Reflection Of What’s There | Written Evidence of Learning | Let Go | Drop Everything For A Moment | Letting Go On The Bridge | No Past, No Future, Just Today | TS 16 – What Happens When We Let Go? | Let Go. Be Empty.

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