Archive for March, 2014

98 – Fracturing The Indivisible …

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Between the Divisiveness of organized religion (my religion is the ‘true’ religion, not yours!) and the Reductionism of current scientific focus (we can understand Life, our Universe, everything, by separating primary elements!), we have managed … with our very young, fallible and easily influenced minds … to fracture The Indivisible, separating ourselves from Nature … as if we were not made out of it … and perpetuating the myth that we are a ‘special creation’.

We are ‘special’ but only in the sense that, in addition to the fact that we  have been engendered … as everything in Nature … with a primordial set of survival instincts (the instincts to nurture our own development, to adapt to environments in ingenious and creative ways, to generate our own elements, to perpetuate our kin), we have also been provided with the advantage to unfold in relatively stable yet demanding environments; environments that have supported our development by fueling our evolution, challenging us to innovate and begin to learn and, ultimately, driving us to develop into the most highly self-reflective organism we are aware of.

But the Truth remains that we are specks of life in the unfolding of Nature; frail, needy and yet fiery organisms completely dependent on the primal self-organization of our bodies and on the support of a propitious environment.

Our fracturing of Nature into opposing and seemingly unrelated realms … Micro-cosmos versus Macro-cosmos, Energy versus Mass, Mind versus Matter, Nature versus Us … and accepting, as rational, the absurd idea that we can be independent from Nature and exist as in isolated cocoons, have fueled our incapacity to see the Evident: That we are made out of Nature and cannot exist without Nature.

Our fracturing of Nature is akin to removing fish out of water, and believing that they can exist without it.

Hard as we may try, Nature is indivisible and will not reveal its essence unless we see ourselves as one of its creations.

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97 – Why?

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

What would it take for Humankind … for us, each and all of us … to see that the major forces forging our Destiny are obstructing our intellectual advancement and endangering our chances for survival?

The religious, political and economic paradigms that dictate, and try to dominate the way we think and understand ourselves and our world, are powerful yet human forces rooted on destructive principles: Organized religion is based on Division and thus incites hate and intolerance; political principles are based on Conflict and thus incite war and mistrust; economic principles are based on Limitless Material Growth and thus incite greed and the ravaging of our environment. These forces vie for Power and Control; and since their subsistence depends on followers (greater numbers equal greater influence), they conceal the severe consequences of overpopulation on the fragile equilibrium of the atmosphere in which our lives completely depend.

Although there is no doubt that we have been able to change ourselves and our world in amazing ways through scientific and technological advances, it is also clear that … induced by intolerance, the instigation of constant conflict and the plundering pursuit of material wealth … we are changing the chemistry of the atmosphere.

There was already a period on earth’s evolution where the over-production of oxygen as waste by an emerging bacteria … Cyanobacteria … precipitated an epochal change on the chemistry of the atmosphere, causing the extinction of all life for which oxygen was poisonous.

By augmenting the content of carbon dioxide [CO2] in the atmosphere, we are precipitating such an epochal change in the chemistry of the environment in which Life as we know it depends.

The early catastrophic extinction was involuntarily incited by primitive, unconscious bacteria; but this time, with the clear awareness of those blocking our understanding, we are willingly doing it.

If we all have … each and all of us … the relative power to change ourselves and our environment in beautiful, pioneering and creative ways, why do we allow destructive forces to determine our destinies?

Why? WHY!

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