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JORDAN PETERSON * REDEFINING REALITY IN 6 MINUTES

Taoism Tao Te Ching Ying Yang


The Tao is a fundamental idea in The Tao Te Ching, a compact book In Chinese Philosophy "dark-bright",
most Chinese philosophicalschools; in containing teachings attributed "negative-positive") describes how
to Laozi (Chinese: 老子
Taoism, however, it denotes the ; pinyin: Lǎozǐ; Wade–Giles: Lao³ Tzŭ³), is seemingly opposite or contrary forces
principle that is the source, pattern widely considered the keystone work of may actually be complementary,
and substance of everything that the Taoist tradition, together with the interconnected, and interdependent
exists. later writings of Zhuangzi. in the natural world, and how they
Chapter 42 may give rise to each other as they
interrelate to one another.
The Tao begot one.
a religious or philosophical tradition One begot two.
of Chineseorigin which emphasizes Two begot three.
living in harmony with And three begot the ten thousand
the Tao (Chinese: 道; pinyin: Dào; things.
literally: "the Way", also romanized The ten thousand things carry yin and
as Dao). The Tao is a fundamental embrace yang.
idea in most Chinese They achieve harmony by combining
philosophicalschools; these forces.
CHAOS AND ORDER

Ying Yang
In Chinese cosmology, the universe Many natural dualities (such as light
creates itself out of a primary chaos and dark, fire and water, expanding
of material energy, organized into the and contracting) are thought of as
cycles of Yin and Yang and formed physical manifestations of the duality
symbolized by yin and yang. This
into objects and lives. Yin is the duality lies at the origins of many
receptive and Yang the active branches of classical Chinese
principle, seen in all forms of change science and philosophy, as well as
and difference such as the annual being a primary guideline
cycle (winter and summer), the of traditional Chinese
landscape (north-facing shade and medicine,[3] and a central principle of
south-facing brightness), sexual different forms of Chinese martial
coupling (female and male), the arts and exercise, such
as baguazhang, taijiquan (t'ai chi),
formation of both men and women and qigong (Chi Kung), as well as
as characters, and sociopolitical appearing in the pages of the I
history (disorder and order).[ Ching.
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
DESIGN

IDEAS WORTH SPREADING


JORDAN PETERSON *REDEFINING REALITY
I’m going to try something I always
wanted to do.” And that was, I
thought, I’d try to redefine reality in
six minutes.
6-MIN REDEFINITION OF REALITY

• NOT metaphysics BUT the most real thing


• ONLY ITS KNOWING (vs IGNORANCE) completely changed his life
• (ignorance / pointing-out instructions /
• You already know, too, but you don’t know you know it
• it can still be made conscious and explicit
• https://www.bhavinionline.com/2016/04/picture-riddle-can-find-anything-hidden-photo/
(horned adder – optical illusion)
• an optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is characterized by visually perceived images
that differ from objective reality.
CHAOS – THAT’S WHAT MANIFESTS ITSELF WHEN
WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT

CHAOS CHAOS CHAOS


It’s chaos that looms when THE UNKNOWN
the partner you loved for
It’s chaos that we saw decades reveals a lengthy THE UNEXPECTED
when the Twin Towers fell affair. It’s chaos that engulfs
you when a loved one dies; THE ANOMALOUS
CHAOS – IT IS THE PARALYZING HORROR OF
THE DARKNESS

CHAOS CHAOS CHAOS


The water of life The monster under What you encounter
bringing sustenance to
those parched by their the bed - the snake when you boldly go
own dry that eternally lurks in where no one’s gone
preconceptions the garden before
ORDER, BY CONTRAST, IS WHERE YOU ARE
WHEN EVERYTHING IS WORKING PROPERLY

ORDER ORDER ORDER


When you have a What God calls out of The island of stability in a sea
chaos at the beginning of of ignorance - the walls of
happy and secure the city. The principles of the
time and offers to men
home - when trains and women as a dwelling constitution, and the uniform
run on time. place.
of the police.
ORDER, BY CONTRAST, IS WHERE YOU ARE
WHEN EVERYTHING IS WORKING PROPERLY

ORDER ORDER TYRANNY


The stone that lasts What keeps the Taken to an extreme
and keeps the operating room however, order
becomes tyranny
barbarians at bay. clean. and imperils
(endangers) the soul
WHEN HUMAN BEINGS STRAY, WE BECOME
RIGID AND UNBENDING AND CARELESS;

RIGIDITY CARELESNESS IRRESPONSIBILITY


One can no One drifts without One wants tyranny (arbitrary use of
power) because one despises

longer think purpose and then what one doesn’t know,


outside the box. drowns in or one wants anarchy
(absolute individual freedom) because one
possibility. refuses responsibility
TOO MUCH
ORDER=CHAOS
Too much order makes
collapse into chaos
evermore likely.
Too much chaos calls the
devils of totalitarianism out
from the crevasses
(depth) where they hide
Every single bit ofNON-DUALITY
the
Non-Dual condition is fully
in your awareness right
now Nature of suchness of each and
every state because emptiness is
one with whatever form arise
The terrible forces
of chaos and
order will tear an
unbalanced
person apart.
One will
become
overwhelmed,
hopeless, bitter,
vengeful, and
finally, cruel.
Becoming
willingly blind,
narrow,
bored,
cynical, and
vicious.
“TO HELL WITH IT,”
The curse of the embittered at the dreadful, limited conditions of existence
LIVING IN
REALITY
• empirical not a rational question
• Start by watching yourself as if
you’re someone you know very little
about; see when you are where you
should be psychologically, and see
when you’re not
MEANING
When men and
women cry out to
heaven, in the face
of their suffering,
what is it that they
can call forth?
DON’T THINK ABOUT IT; WATCH,
practice spending more time in the place you want to be
DON’T THINK
ABOUT IT; WATCH,
practice spending more time in
the place you want to be.
You’re closer to paradise there,
and farther from hell.
Do whatever you have to to
stay there.
CHAOS AND
ORDERED IN
BALANCE
• secured and confident,
but challenged enough to
be alert and developing
• not just to win but to
become better players at
all games in the future
• properly nurtured can
produce love for life and
gratitude so deep that the
terrible limitations of being
are justified
• paradise is regained
THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
When asked about the kingdom of heaven, Christ said, “It’s like a mustard
seed, the smallest of all seeds, but when it falls on prepared ground, it
produces a great plant and becomes a shelter for all the birds of the sky. It’s
from such small beginnings that great things grow.”