I have just come from the site InWobble.com . I visited section two, “Learn the Model” and came away thinking, “There is a seed idea there.” What I also concluded was that the concept was simple, but too simple.
I decided to look at it from a Six Coats perspective:
Three key areas that can be grouped:
- Cause and Observer – Moral Law and Command
- Energy and Matter – Training and Discipline
- Space and Time – Terrain and Climate
All six of these personal characteristics have to be in balance for you to live in the present. I decided to allude to Sun Tzu’s military perspective, but let’s hearken back to InWobble for a minute. If you look at the Six Coats and then the InWobble model, you quickly discover the InWobble model definition of “Space” is a catch all and the breadth of emotions: choice, clarity and focus is pretty limited. Why do we have two chronological emotions and only one spatial emotion?
The Six Coats model would recommend six needs and twelve emotions and twelve emotion+thoughts. The needs would be shifting constantly as you tried to remain within your continually changing personal boundaries over the course of time. Who we are changes as we change contexts.
Let’s not fool ourselves, there is not one self in the manner we might think. We have a set of compartmentalized personas psychologically, social-psychologically and sociologically and we open a specific compartment depending on each context. Each of our personas has its own suitable Moral Law, Command, Training, Discipline, Terrain and Climate for a context. An “identity crisis” occurs when no identity/persona meets the requirements of the context and the outcome of attempting to adapt is the lifeblood of our priests, our politicians, our professionals, our students, our families and our own hearts.
Perhaps the achievement of Zen or understanding the Tao is achieving an identity/persona suitable to all contexts.