Archive for December, 2013

92 – Without a Vision we don’t know where we are going …

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

We are participants in an extraordinarily beautiful and creative Universal Order. And although Science has known about it for a very, very long time, it is veiled from us.

  • Einstein saw its equilibrium.
  • Bell, its cohesion.
  • Darwin, its adaptability.
  • Bohr, its dual yet complementary properties.
  • Prigogine, its self-energizing motion towards complexity.
  • Maturana and Valera, its self-generation and self-perpetuation.
  • Mandelbrot, its self-organization upon a compliant model.
  • Heisenberg and Pascal, its utter uncertainty amidst infinite probabilities.
  • Quantum Field Theory, its relative degree of freedom to transform and be transformed.*

But because Knowledge about this Order ruling our bodies and allowing us a degree of freedom to transform and give direction to our lives is veiled from us, we continue to be mired in, and controlled by, constant and pointless conflict.

And thus, as highly evolved as we are or claim to be, we don’t have a Vision for our Future other than the unsustainable concept of unlimited growth in a limited environment – consume, consume, consume is our Credo. Imagine instead if we were to envision a greater understanding of the beautiful and creative Order in which we are immersed and from which we emerge.

Without a Vision we are lost; unable to let go of aggressive behaviors needed eons ago during our primitive development; unable to let go of absurd and divisive beliefs; unable to envision the beautiful and creative Order unfolding within us, and all around us, and beyond the reach of our limited organic senses but not of our imagination.

Without a Vision we don’t know where we are going.

* To name a few characteristics of the Universal Order Science has already discovered.

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91 – Closed versus Open Systems …

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

A Closed System is an ‘un-natural’ man-made system (un-natural in the sense that interaction with its natural environment is deliberately limited or completely forbidden) and usually prearranged to fit or obtain more of less expected results. Although Closed Systems are never found ‘naturally’ in Nature, using them in experiments has assisted the discovery of patterns of self-organization and order in Nature, but they will never get us even close to discover what Nature is, what moves it, what makes it so creative and flexible and open to change and adaptation.

An Open System, on the other hand, is a natural congregation of diverse yet interrelated Open Systems … systems within systems within systems … natural in the sense that, collectively, they innately know how to absorb energy sources and information from the environment, and then using them to adapt and survive … if possible … perpetuating thus the ancient and creative Process we call Evolution.

But our current and dominant scientific and religious paradigm (Reduction & Division), bent on understanding our Universe through Closed Systems and under the misleading notion that we are separate from and better than Nature, has lead us into the belief that we exist in an isolated and privileged cocoon.

Like the systems we are made out of and the systems in which we exist, we are Open Systems. And although Open Systems can attain many forms, sizes and degrees of complexity, we are homogeneous in the sense that we all share the same intuitive knowledge and common physical characteristics:

1 – self-organizing into interconnected, dynamic and adaptable bodies,

2 – sustaining, amidst constant change, a relative balance between energy consumed and energy exerted; and innately knowing that once this balance cannot be sustained, we either have to restructure or dissipate back into the environment,

3 – sensing the environment to learn to change or be changed,

4 – knowing how to self-generate.

Like cells or the earth, we are Open Systems … highly evolved but Open Systems nonetheless … emerging temporarily into the majesty of the splendid Process that runs in our blood and gifts us the capacity to leave our mark in the world.

Can we lead away from the sad idea that we are not an affecting and affected element of this splendid Process?

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