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Steadfast vs shiftless

color = Brown (earth) for grounded. Experienced as boring.

The foundational level - neither of the other levels are possible without a measure of completion.

Work In Progress

early draft

Steadfast: resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering.

shifty: (of a person or their manner) appearing deceitful or evasive.

custom definition: having (a fullness of) and thus demonstrating a quality of character that grounds the (thoughts, words, and actions) making them consistent, and predictable (dependable). A foundation of rock (which is Christ) that pre-empts any liklihood (possability?) of (shadow of changing) variability, wishy-washy behavior, etc.. Built upon an understanding of Truth and a congruity of life that demonstrates a general and comprehensive stability of presence and presentation that is itself the foundation of true testimony.

A key piece of this concept has to do with patience because our impatience demands results "now" while true value takes an investment of time. (KJV 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.)

The concepts surrounding a Steadfast life are all inward pointing (as a man thinketh, so is he). Under the general principle of "garbage in - garbage out" (out of the abundance of the heart... it is not that which cometh out of a man that defileth...) they are character building, the focus is on building paradigms that will best serve in the nitty-gritty of life. To accomplish this, they must be solidly built upon Truth. Truth that is not some soft mushy concept that is relativistic, situational, adaptible, or vague but rather Truth with a capital T that is absolute, inflexible, universal, and definitive.

From this key foundation we are prepared to structure and (build, develop) our lives, the structure inheriting an intrinsic strength from the infinite stability (stolidity) of its foundation. The structure itself cannot exceed in strength/reliability/security the foundation on which it is built.

First paradigm = truth - what is it, why is it important, how this definition sets the maximum size of the supportable philisophical structure.

second paradigm (... see