19 – I am not ‘me’ or ‘them’, I am both.

As we look at Humanity … wars, genocide, hate, bigotry, deceit, starvation, decimation of species, imposition of ignorance, unparalleled levels of corruption that send millions into abject poverty and despair while a few are allowed to embezzle and accumulate obscene wealth … it is obvious that the premises of the Paradigm we live by are not only wrong but extremely biased and destructive. Beliefs in a God-given control over a meaningless and machine-like Universe, and a Mind that is separate from and superior to Nature, are devastating visions to live by.

We are not born upon the earth to rule and destroy the earth, we are born out of the earth gestated and nurtured in the womb of women to grow into organic systems of nerves and muscles and blood and desire and an instinctive need to bond and adapt to our world. We grow out of the earth not by ‘divine intervention’ but as common compounds of natural things like cells and a pulsing heart and a driving sexuality and something inexplicable we call Mind which thinks and reflects and makes choices and tries to understand Nature and can change Nature and can be changed by Nature but cannot exist without Nature.

The purpose of Vision for a New World is to introduce a New Paradigm based, not on ancient and destructive fallacies like our current Paradigm is, but on the premise that all natural systems – atoms, cells, human beings, planets, stars, galaxies – are innately driven toward order and complexity from the moment of conception when we are all imprinted with a Universal Blueprint that outlines a master plan for building the cohesive yet adaptable structure of our bodies (see Post 11 for a list of Theories that describe some of the characteristics of this Blueprint).

Let’s try some of the universal characteristics of the master plan on you and me: We both grow a more or less pre-determined structural design and keep it cohesive and give it direction and feeling through the interconnectedness of the entire range of our component elements (Bell’s Theorem) i.e. we feel this most … this intimate interconnectedness of everything in us … in the intensity and untamed pleasure-pain-agony-glory of an orgasm; we both consume and release energy sources while managing to continuously maintain the mass and the energy of our  systems … our bodies … in optimum yet fluctuating states of equilibrium (Relativity) i.e. we both eat and rest after being spent so we can go on, re-charged, using the stored energy to fuel our actions and reactions until we get spent again; although pre-determined by our internal and external environments we both are endowed with a relative degree of freedom to affect or be affected by an evolutionary movement (Evolution) i.e. we can change our surroundings and our lives, and we can be changed by them, can we not?

Another universal characteristic is the concept of Complementarity in Nature. Introduced by Niels Bohr, the Danish Physicist who was one of the founders of Quantum Theory, Complementarity substantiates the fact that natural systems have properties that may appear contradictory but are instead complementary and essential to the system: Light is made out of the atomic particles we call Photons, yet it is also made out of wave-like patterns that interact with environments, thus depending on the observation we may say that Light is either particle-like or wave-like. It is obvious that for analytical purposes we can certainly study individual photons with the exclusion of light waves, and vice versa, but those are nothing more than complementary expressions of the phenomena of Light. Light is not one or the other, it is both at once.

It is the same with our Mind. Our Mind is made out of the cells we call Neurons, yet it is also wave-like patterns of thought that interact with environments. It is true that we can study a single neuron with the exclusion of the wave-like patterns of our thoughts, and vice versa, but those are just complementary expressions of the phenomenon of the Mind. The Mind is not one or the other, it is both at once.

It is the same with Humankind. Our species is made out of unique and individual human beings like you and I, yet it is also the wave-like patterns of growth and motion and direction that as a multi-billion-unit-organism we make as we interact with environments. It is obvious that we can focus our attention on a single human being with the exclusion of the whole species, and vice versa, but those are just complementary expressions of the phenomenon of Humankind. Humankind is not one or the other, we are both at once.

In other words, we are individual and utterly unique entities AND the species we call Humankind, not just ‘me’ or ‘them’ but both at once.

This is a beautiful Truth. But we don’t want any of it! Our political, economic and religious doctrines do not want us to understand that our individuality is an expression of one powerful and amazing organism. The truth frightens us. Its seekers are punished. And we don’t want to be punished.

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