December 27, 2010 Comments Off on Spiral
The spiral plays a specific role in symbolism, and appears in megalithic art, notably in the Newgrange tomb or in many Galician petroglyphs such as the one in Mogor. See also triple spiral.
While scholars are still debating the subject, there is a growing acceptance that the simple spiral, when found in Chinese art, is an early symbol
for the sun. Roof tiles dating back to the Tang Dynasty with this symbol have been found west of the ancient city of Chang’an (modern-day Xian).
The spiral is the most ancient symbol found on every civilized continent.
Due to its appearance at burial sites across the globe, the spiral most
likely represented the “life-death-rebirth” cycle. Similarly, the
spiral symbolized the sun, as ancient people thought the sun was born
each morning, died each night, and was reborn the next morning.
Spiral Dynamics – Definition: Spiral Dynamics is a theory of human development introduced in the 1996 book Spiral Dynamics by Don Beck & Chris Cowan. The American author Ken Wilber has popularized these ideas in a series of books. “Spiral Dynamics” is a registered trademark of the National Values Center, Inc.
He who stands on tiptoe
doesn’t stand firm.
He who rushes ahead
doesn’t go far.
He who tries to shine
dims his own light….
If you want to accord with the Tao,
just do your job, then let go.
~Lao Tsu, “Tao Te Ching”, chapter 24
Without opening your door,
you can open your heart to the world.
Without looking out your window,
You can see the essence of the Tao.
~Tao Te Ching”, chapter 47
Act without doing;
work without effort.
Think of the small as large
and the few as many.
Confront the difficult
while it is still easy;
accomplish the great task
by a series of small acts.
~Tao Te Ching, chapter 63
IM, text, Blackberry; tweet to your heart’s content.
This is the Tao of Twitter,
the Zen of Now.
Many are called,
But few awaken.
The Secret is being fully present.
And aware. Nothing new
under the sun. Path: Spiral Dynamics
Source: Ken Wilber