Because the fundamentals upon which Scientology rests embrace all aspects of life, certain key principles can be broadly employed to improve any condition. Scientologists use these principles in their daily lives and their use alone can often make the difference between success and failure. Moreover, the principles greatly clarify what is so often confusing and bewildering.
Suppose, for example, life could be correctly compartmentalized so that its many activities, often confused and blurred, could suddenly assume a new clarity? Suppose, for instance, that all the activities in one’s varied life could not only be understood for what they really are, but each harmonized with all others?
This is possible in Scientology by describing the eight dynamics.
The basic command “Survive!” which is obeyed by all of life, is subdivided into eight compartments so that each aspect of life can be more easily inspected and understood. These compartments are called the eight dynamics (dynamic meaning urge, drive or impulse).
L. Ron Hubbard observed and delineated the first four of these dynamics in Dianetics. When his research led him into the realm of Scientology, he was able to amplify these first four dynamics and delineate the remaining four.
Through Scientology, a person realizes that his life and influence extend far beyond himself. He also becomes aware of the necessity to participate in a much broader spectrum. By understanding each of these dynamics and their relationship, one to the other, he is able to do so, and thus increase survival on all these dynamics.
Simply delineating these dynamics clarifies and brings order into existence. One can observe these dynamics in one’s own life, note which one or ones need improvement and, through Scientology, bring these factors into greater harmony.