Breaking the Laws of Power: 45-48


(MAIN ARTICLE) The Last War: Reverse Psychology and the Laws of Power

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Breaking the Laws of Power: 41-44

October 27, 2017

Greene’s Law of Power #45: “Preach the need for change, but never reform too much at once.”

REVERSAL: Accept that change has already happened and acknowledge the evidence.


Which changes are you expecting that you require someone else to preach for it? (I.e. “Be the change you want to see in the world.”) Are you confusing an external change, or cultural shift, for something that can easily be changed internally? What is the external validation needed to provide your own internally?

What is it about change that we fear on a primal level? Is it disconnection or isolation? Is it better to complain and feel connected than it is to be satisfied yet disoriented?

Does preaching for the need to change inherently create a disconnect and a polarizing effect? After all if change is needed the presupposition is that something must be wrong with you already are. If change is needed, the presumption is that there is inherent incompleteness.

With the diversity of people in this world, is reformation even a wise undertaking? Is it possible what we are looking for are not “laws” but rather deeper understanding of each other?

What about you is already perfect and admirable? How difficult is it for you to find this in yourself? Would the need for change even be necessary if you let this observation guide your moment-to-moment actions?

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October 28, 2017

Greene’s Law of Power #46: “Never appear too perfect.”

REVERSAL: Perfection is an antiquated concept which only serves to dominate and consume the ego. Even keeping up even a “slightly less than perfect” image is energy draining.


What is already your greatest strength? Without concern for the parameters of perfection, what course does your life present if focused on this strength?

Perfection indicates an end result. Why are we so consumed with finishing something which might not have an ending? If that is the case, what do you have within your power to finish at this moment?

In your opinion, what is the difference between “perfection” and “authenticity”? Does one take energy while the other provides?

What does someone who appears “perfect” have over anyone else? How much of that is your projection? What admirable qualities about yourself can you learn from this observation?

Is the idea of perfectionism a con? What happens when entering into an interaction expecting to discover rather than to achieve something?

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October 30, 2017

Greene’s Law of Power #47: “Do not go past the mark you aimed for; in victory, learn when to stop.”

REVERSAL: There is no “mark”, no endgame when personal understanding is applied. “Process not product” is about successfully passed your intentions and plans onto another.


What is the “mark” you are aiming for? Does this law mean that you surrender the moment you reach it? What might be attained right now simply by surrendering to your own passion?

What if you stopped right now and declared that you reached the mark you had aimed for? Is there anyone listening to appreciate your victory?

Is “stopping” simply a matter of redefining a new goal? Most people, upon reviewing data, find that they have either underachieved or overachieved. This can cause obsession with hitting a specific number or goal. Is it considered a minor defeat if you allow yourself to redefine the goal?

Does victory really mean anything if you have not communicated the importance of your mission? What actions are you inspiring others to take? Even though you may have stopped, does your message continue?

What have you learned by succeeding or failing? Does this depth of understanding ever end?

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October 31, 2017

Greene’s Law of Power #48: “Assume formlessness.”

REVERSAL: No reversal. I agree.


Who are you against? Is it a person, or a mindset?

What does it take to understand the mindset of duality? Where do you intend to direct this knowledge? To what end do you wish to have a life experience?

The moment an idea solidifies, it stops. Is your intention to encourage movement or inertia?

Is it feasible that one may be competitive with one’s perception of self? Is it difficult to imagine an existence where one is not competing with other egos?

What are we when we consider ourselves separate from a physical body? Are we not a myriad of complexities and ideas? What potential exists if ideas came together and collaborated in the spirit of limitless abundance?

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