'Strategy' Chapter


For anything to be a “religion” it has to offer not just insights into life and reality in general, it has to offer a strategy for living. A plan that allows communities to work together and deal with this rather intimidating world. Your “religion” is synonymous with your habitual action. You hear people say “I am not religious”. Yet most people who say that hold down a job. Most people who declare they are not religious are very much creatures of habit, but are these habits really chosen by the person?

A strategy is a plan to deal with elements not of your making. It’s a big universe. Strategy is writing your own story, realizing the elements of story, the reality of story, and “Writing what you know.”

“All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.” Sun Tzu (Chinese General and Author, b.500 BC)

“Study strategy over the years and achieve the spirit of the warrior. Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.” Miyamoto Musashi (Japanese Martial Arts master, one of the world’s greatest swordsmen, 1584-1645)

Strategy For Living

The topic of strategy might seem confusing. You might ask yourself, “What does strategy have to do with spirituality?” This would reflect the common thinking on the general class of topics we lump together as spirituality. We all have intentions,… Seek More

Failing Strategy

Are each of the worlds religions unique in their practices? No, not unique. They are distinct, but not unique. A bit different, but all fall within a set of entirely human behaviours. All are a bit different in their ways,… Seek More

Firmly In Truth

A southern USA Christian church celebrating Jewish Hava Nagila. It is a joyous inclusiveness moment. So, there are signs as you say. I am given hope by these things, but it can’t just be an experiment. A spirituality fad is going… Seek More

Roots Of Human Spirituality

We can now look at the roots of human spirituality. We can look at the spiritual tendency as a whole, and we can choose practices that reflect the whole truth of human existence as well as the truth of the… Seek More

Yours To Shape

The topic is strategy, and specifically strategy as it relates to spirituality. I will ask you friends, Do you feel strategy has a place in your spiritual lives? Mine has seemed characterized by chaos. Chaos has its advantages. Some of… Seek More

Plan To Express

If you talk about strategy, that implies rules but not yours? Strategy only implies planning. A strategy is a plan to deal with elements not of your making. Otherwise it would be a blueprint, and does anything about life seem… Seek More

Writing Your Own Story

We, each of us, have strategies that apply to our spiritual lives. One or more practices we believe to be meaningful, to have worth, that are backed up by our experience and maybe even these days by science itself. But… Seek More