Four Main Branches
Since Centerpath is the starting point of all of Jin’s ideas and formulizations, the term Centerpath is often used as an ‘umbrella’ term encompassing all of Jin’s papers, books, and videos as well as his life practice Centerlife and his system of social governance i-Citizen.
In many ways Centerpath can be broken into four primary, overlapping schools of thought.
- Theoretical — The Center Ordering Principle (also simply referred to as Centerpath) — A family of theorems describing the theoretical basis of Centerpath based wholly on Jin’s observations of nature’s structure and its creative process.
- Metaphyscial — Heart of the Universe — Integrating all of Jin’s ideas in less than 35 pages, Heart of the Universe outlines the metaphysical basis of Centerpath outlining how the world is organized (The Center Ordering Principle) and how nature’s wisdom can be used to guide our lives and that of societies (which form the the basis of Centerlife and i-Citizen respectfully).
- Life Practice — Centerlife — Centerlife forms a life practice designed to realign our lives with nature’s wisdom. Centerlife teaches that through emulating nature’s patterns of creation, our lives will naturally include more beauty, symmetry, balance, holism, and collaborative-ness.
- System of Social Governance — i-Citizen — i-Citizen outlines a system of social governance emphasizing both governmental, corporate, and individual responsibility.
All Centerpath Branches Compliment One Another
Each branch of Centerpath compliments the others. For instance.
- Integrating all of his ideas, Jin’s metaphysical work Heart of the Universe serves as a simple and direct means to access all of Jin’s ideas including those of Centerlife and i-Citizen.
- In the same tradition as Taoism and Confucius in Chinese thought, Centerlife and i-Citizen compliment one another with their analogous life practice philosophy (Centerlife) and system of social governance (i-Citizen).