115 – We Have Lost our Way …

Two sets of things we already possess will help us out of a Paradigm ruled by the unsustainable concept of “Unlimited Growth”, which not only incites greed, conflict, destruction and division, but also devastates our humanity and our world; and move instead into a Paradigm ruled by self-reflection, prosperity with moderation and harmony with Nature, which will bring us into a world of peace, happiness, understanding, love.

These two things are:

1 – A revival in Education of three of the fundamental principles … know thyself, moderation, and the eradication of dogma … which guided Greek civilization into a Golden Age of the Mind ruled by Critical Thinking and Self-reflection.

And 2 – The incorporation into all branches of Learning of the Fact that, being indivisible from Nature and as dependent on environments as molecules or galaxies, the essence of most physical scientific theories apply to us as they apply to everything in Nature.

The essence of Relativity is Equilibrium, which we innately know how to achieve from the moment we come into Life (breathe in=breathe out; motion=rest; eat and drink=discharge) until the moment we die.

The essence of Bell’s Theorem is the Fact that we are a congregation of myriad parts intimately interconnected to create the complex organization of what we experience as a dynamic, cohesive and self-directed self.

The essence of Complementarity is the Fact that we are syntheses of complementary properties … utterly unique in our individuality and common members of a species (not one property or the other, both at the same time) … each property complementing the other and unable to exist without one another.

The essence of Dissipative Structures is the Fact that as complex systems we grow, develop and move around through the intake and release of energy sources.

The essence of Evolution is the Fact that, although our development is relatively pre-determined by internal and external evolutionary processes, we do posses a relative degree of choice in adaptation.

The essence of the Mandelbrot Set is the Fact that we innately know how to organize the structure of our bodies by replicating a primitive yet pliable model.

The essence of Autopoiesis is the Fact that, self-contained within a sensory boundary, we self-generate and self-perpetuate a fundamental yet flexible configuration.

The essence of Quantum Field Theory is the Fact that in the midst of constant environmental change, we are catalysts for transformation with the capacity to evolve into higher orders of complexity.

Although the Golden Age of Greece was far from perfect … slavery and the complete disregard for women’s participation in matters of State and Science … the fundamental principles that guided it to reach a pinnacle in human civilization give us a simple and attainable pathway to achieve a better society; and Science, with its profound insights into the nature of reality, gives us not only the blueprint to better understand what we are, but also to understand the world from which we come into Life

The dominance of our current Paradigm is clearly unsustainable and devastating; it is thus that without a shift into a creative and sustainable Paradigm we are lost.

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