The Triad Theory

16 Apr

The number 3 has many connotations through out human history; physically, mentally and spiritually. Here are a few examples:

  • The rule of three is a writing principle that suggests that things that come in threes are inherently funnier, more satisfying, or more effective than other numbers of things… The Latin phrase, “omne trium perfectum” (everything that comes in threes is perfect, or, every set of three is complete) conveys the same idea as the rule of three.
  • We have become proficient at pattern recognition by necessity, and three is the smallest number of elements required to create a pattern. This combination of pattern and brevity results in memorable content
  • Three is the largest number still written with as many lines as the number represents
  • Earth is the third planet in its local Solar System
  • Many world religions contain triple deities or concepts of trinity, including:
    • the Christian Holy Trinity
    • the Hindu Trimurti
    • the Hindu Tridevi
    • the Three Jewels of Buddhism
    • the Three Pure Ones of Taoism
    • the Triple Goddess of Wicca
  •  There are three major divisions in comparative religion
    • Abrahamic religions
    • Indian religions (Dharmic) and
    • East Asian religions (Taoic)
  • The Rule of Three (also Three-fold Law or Law of Return) is a religious tenet held by some Wiccans/Pagans. It states that whatever energy a person puts out into the world, be it positive or negative, will be returned to that person three times.
  • Three is a very significant number in Norse mythology, along with its powers 9 and 27
  • Three is the number of performers in a trio
  • There are 3 notes in a triad, the basic form of any chord
  • A triathlon consists of three events: swimming, bicycling, and running
  • In baseball, 3 is the number of strikes before the batter is out and the number of outs per side per inning
  • The number three is used in the Torah to mediate between two opposing or contradictory values. The third value mediates, reconciles, and connects the two. Three is the number of truth

There are many, many, many more examples out there; a simple Google search will bring you to many websites dedicated to the significance of the number 3.

My favorite two Triads are “Body, Mind and Spirit” and “Family, Fun and Work”, both of which intersect and are needed for a fulfilling and worthwhile life (in my opinion at least).

I could break these Triads into smaller intersecting Triads. For example:

  • Body: A healthy diet, exercise and relaxation
  • Mind: Therapy, psychiatry and study
  • Spirit: Prayer, meditation and service to others

Hence the the name “Triad Theory”. The focus of this blog will be to discuss aspects of my life that fall into one of my two favorite Triads. Let’s see how this goes.

I’d love to hear any feedback, idea’s or suggestions anyone has, but please, let’s keeps this a positive play space for my thoughts, thanks!!!

1 Comment

Posted by on April 16, 2013 in Uncategorized


One response to “The Triad Theory

  1. Dawn

    April 17, 2013 at 4:42 am

    I absolutely love this…can’t wait to read more. Thought you would like this too.


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