'If the only thing people learned was not to be afraid of their experience, that alone would change the world.'
Free as a butterfly
Playful as a child
At peace as in meditation
The Three Principles
An understanding of life named as 'The Three Principles' was developed by a man called Syd Banks, a Scottish welder who turned a spiritual teacher. After having a profound insight into the true nature of the mind in 1973, Banks spent the rest of his life sharing this understanding with all who would listen.
-We are Alive-
There is an energy and intelligence behind life. This is ever present but is not 'in control' - it has no inherent morality or apparent point of view. It simply ensures that but for the interference of external circumstance a caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, wounds heal and planets revolve around the sun.
-We are Aware-
The capacity to be aware and experience life is innate in human beings. It is a universal phenomenon. Our level of awareness in any given moment determines the quality of our experience.
-We are Creative-
We create our individual experience of reality via the vehicle of thought. Thought is the missing link between the formless world of pure potentiality and the created world of form.
Almost anyone who reads a description of 'The Three Principles' for the first time gets really confused, because we try to intellectually make sense of it. Luckily, you don't have to comprehend any of it. Once you start looking into the direction I will point you towards, it will all make more and more sense on it's own.
Listen to Faber's story here (in Dutch only):
(If it doesnt work click ... and then play in Spotify)