JA4.4. How to utilize moral field for transforming "immoral" actions into...
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@ Dr. Ing. Jan Pająk

JA4.4. How to utilize moral field for transforming "immoral" actions into "moral" ones

Moral field, and the unique attributes that it displays, provide us also with a relatively simple, but simultaneously quite effective method of transformation of our intentions, which turn out to be "immoral" (and thus, the completion of which, would represent a disobedience of moral laws), into intentions, which are going to be "moral" and allow to accomplish the same goal (and thus, the completion of which, will represent the obedience of moral laws). The most easy procedure of this transformation is based on the practical implementation of the recommendation of totalizm that "in all actions always do the exact opposite to whatever the line of least intellectual resistance prompts you to do".
Probably the most typical situations in our lives, when this recommendation should be applied in order to transform "immoral" intensions into "moral" actions, are all sorts of personal conflicts. Someone brutally trumps on our toes, our feelings start to boil, and as a consequence we usually commit some "immoral" action, which disperses a lot of our moral energy, i.e. which we later painfully regret, and which spoils our reputation for a long time. Therefore let us now consider a case of a typical conflict, and let us try to explain to ourselves, how with the use of this recommendation we should go about a transformation of our "immoral" intension, into a "moral" intension which accomplishes the same goal. Totalizm recommends that in such conflict situations we should apply the recommendation "in all actions always do the exact opposite to whatever the line of least intellectual resistance prompts you to do". In order to apply it, a person who practices totalizm should go approximately through the following steps of a mental application procedure (details of this procedure may differ, to suit personality individual people and circumstances of given situation):
1. Determine our impulsive reactions, which run along lines of the least resistance. For this we must ask ourselves silently in our mind, what we feel the most strongly as to do in that particular situation, if acting according to our natural internal impulses. As it turns out, in every situation there is always something that we feel more strongly to do, than doing anything else. This something would give us a biggest pleasure and the strongest satisfaction, when we do it just in that particular moment of time and in that particular situation. Because such conflict situations are usually quite complex and involve a combination of at least two out of three components of our activities (i.e. intellectual, physical, and feelings), most probably the situation is NOT going to be dominated by the "line of the least intellectual resistance", but by one of two remaining lines, e.g. in situations of strong feelings by the "line of the least emotional resistance", while in situations of decisive actions by the "line of the least physical effort". Therefore, the strongest natural impulse that we are going to feel first in such a conflict situation, probably is going to be some feeling dominated action. For example we may feel as to hit our adversary in the face, or to yell and swear at him/her, or to say "shovel your ...", etc. However, because it is not an intellectual reaction, we must clearly state ourselves that this action is impossible, and again ask ourselves what we would like to do as our next impulse, when this first one is impossible to implement. In the reply we receive another impulse suggestion, which - depending on circumstances of our conflict, can be intellectual or physical. For example we can strongly feel that we should continue the physical activity that we currently are doing (this would be a physical impulse), or that we should punish this person through ceasing the further talking to him/her and breaking all our communication channels (this would be an intellectual impulse).
2. Identify our intellectual impulse, which corresponds to the line of the least intellectual resistance. Amongst all natural impulses, which are prompted by the lines of the least resistance that dominate a given situation, we need to eliminate these impulses, that are prompted by the lines of the least physical and emotional resistance. In this way we identify and choose for further transformations only this one out of all our impulsive reactions, which is prompted by the line of the least intellectual resistance.
3. Reverse our intellectual impulse. After we establish, what would be our "immoral" action going along the line of the least intellectual resistance, now we need to reverse mentally whatever we feel as to do, into an action which represents an exact opposite. For example, if we feel as to stop talking to someone, there would be a whole array of actions, which are opposite to pretending to be a mute. To name some of them: we could offer first our hand of peace, we could suggest to go together for a lunch in order to discuss the matter in more details, we could smile and politely start to support our offender in whatever he/she is doing, and offer to solve together this difficult situation, we could agree with whatever has happened and reassure the offender that his/her standing on our toes perhaps could be one possible solution for this current problem - although a more winner-winner way of solving this problem would be by ..., etc. Interesting that depending on circumstances of the current situation that we are in, always for a given immoral intellectual impulse, we can relatively easy deduce what would be the most moral reversal of this impulse. However, according to totalizm, every opposite or reversal of an immoral activity becomes a moral activity - see attributes (2No) in subsections JA4.2 and JA5.3. Only that each one of these opposites goes in a slightly different direction, and therefore implementing each one of them may bring slightly different outcomes. Therefore, in situations when we have more time to spare, we should analyse the moral consequences of each one of them, and choose for implementing this one, which provides the most steep lifting in the moral field. Of course, all of them have this in common, that they all are going uphill in the moral field. Thus in all hot conflict situations, when there is no time for long deliberations and selections, we should grab any of such "moral" opposites (e.g. the one which at a given time gets to our head as the first, or looks the most appropriate), and simply implement it. Even if this first opposite turns out to be not the most desirable one, still it goes uphill in the moral field, thus it turns us into moral winners in a given conflict.
4. Implement the opposite action, which we just mentally selected. This means that in a given conflict situation, we actually do whatever is exactly opposite to the line of the least intellectual resistance, NOT what the line of the least intellectual resistance tells us to do. In this manner we transform our impulsive immoral action, into a moral action that we just intentionally worked out.

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