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How did this communication exchange differ from the recommendations of the MAAT teachings each student selected and the communication skills and the Gottman principles that were discussed? List the applicable principles ???citing the forum or video time and date of the applicable discussion and or principles.
This communication exchange differed from the recommendations especially with regards to precept 25 selected by Asar Maat and other members of the Hemu. The precept states, an taa a which translates to I have not allowed myself to be consumed with the fire of irritation, anger, fury and rage. This principle is telling us to sublimate the emotions and feelings of irritation that may be the cause of the tensions present in the exchange. This sublimation of these negative emotional state and conditions must be an ongoing process, a daily practice of sublimation and control of the personality. It is not to begin the sublimation process when in the heat of the moment, that would be ineffective perhaps with some minor success, it depends of the individual and their ariu and their quality of spiritual practice. However, if sublimation of negative emotional states and conditions are an ongoing process then its utilization when a sensitive topic is being discussed with arise with more fluidity and there would be less effort needed to calm the mind and emotional construct. The whole idea however is to go beyond the stages of sublimation to a removal of the negative emotional states. Sublimation must develop in to an attainment of placid emotional construct. With regards to this there were deviations from the Gottam principle of criticism, defensiveness and stonewalling. The participants could have better described their feelings and could have actively agreed to take a time out and then resume the conversation under more congenial circumstance.
Also, Maat principle 29 was also breached. The principle states, an khennu a which translates to I have not stimulated, agitated, whipped up roused or stirred up my ego such that it creates strife or turmoil in life. This principle is telling us to sublimate egoism and the propensities within the personality to engage in argumentation, criticism and self-willed nature. This principle with regards to communication also urges us to develop an awareness, a nehas, whenever we engage in communications that are sensitive in nature or issues that are sensitive to one party or the other. The idea also is not to egg on or intensively engage with someone who is agitated, but to try to bring sanity to the situation by taking a break and coming back to the issue later. So, it is to be observant and fully conscious and aware, to have an awareness and reside in the inner stillness and operate from there, be moved from that center of calm and not the ego center conception of who and what we think we are. It is to let go of the concept of ego self-identity (banker, lawyer, father, mother etc.) and come with an open air and an open heart to the conversation. With regards to this there were deviations in Gottam principles of contempt and defensiveness. The participants could have both taken responsibility for the issue and then again agree to meet at a later time to discuss the problem. Ab Amuntyt selected this principle in her postings.
Maat principle 37 was also breached. The principle states, an ka kheru a which translates to I have not spoken with arrogance, conceit, puffed up self-importance, air of superiority or with condescending attitude. This principle is telling us to sublimate the tendency for pride and ego self-importance. So, with regards to this principle communications should be search for understanding of the other. Indulging in ka kheru goes against the Gottam dictum of communicating appreciation and respect. And so, for this people need self-soothing such as deep breathing, meditation, devotional reflection or any of the shedy disciplines that brings one in attunement with the Higher Self. If we act out of this center then we would communicate with more gentleness and compassion as a search for the truth of the other while, if needed to maintain our righteousness with relation to the topic of discussion. Understanding of the other does not necessarily mean to accept their perspective but it can be understood and respected.
Based on the tone of the exchange it can be seen that Maat principle 30 was also breached. The principle states, an asu ab a, when translated means I have not allowed my mind to think hurriedly and develop ideas and desires without considering ethics and facts with due diligence thereby judging things without proper considerations and then making impetuous, and erroneous fateful decisions in life. This principle is admonishing us to maintain steadiness of mind and keen observation of mind. Not allowing means that there needs to be an awareness and a strong will to direct the mind correctly, to control the mind and not allow it to flow in the direction of its old habits and improper means of ascertainment of reality. Therefore, the principle is pointing towards daily and regular meditation and an unbreakable informal practice as well so that the personality is not caught wondering or day dreaming and then when something is said, there is a lack of awareness and observation of the condition of the mind. With regards to the Gottal method, the idea is to enter in to the conversation with a gentle start up. For this gentle start up one needs a calm mind, so the idea is to work to reduce the agitation of mind because a gentle start up may be need at any time anywhere so if you are starting with an already placid mind a gentle start up becomes spontaneous.