Archive for March, 2014

98 – Fracturing The Indivisible …

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

The Divisiveness incited by organized religions (my religion is the ‘true’ religion), and the Reductionistic focus of dominant scientific processes (we can understand Life, our Universe, everything, by separating primary elements!), have managed to influence our very young and impressionable minds to fracture the indivisibility of Nature, allowing us to believe that we are not a part of Nature, that we are not made out of Nature, thus perpetuating the myth that we are a ‘special creation’.

We are ‘special’, but only in the sense that we have had the advantage to evolve amid relatively stable yet demanding environments, which have not only encouraged our development but have challenged us to innovate and, ultimately, develop into the most consciously self-reflective organism we know of in Nature.

But fundamentally, we are specks of life in the unfolding of Nature; fiery, ingenious, yet frail and ephemeral organisms completely dependent on the support of propitious environments to satisfy our primal needs.

And by fracturing Nature into opposing and seemingly incompatible realms (micro-cosmos versus macro-cosmos, mind versus matter, Nature versus us), we have come to accept as rational the absurd idea that we can exist independent from Nature, and have grown incapable to see the self-evident fact that, because we are made out of Nature, we cannot exist without it.

Our fracturing the indivisible is akin to removing a neuron to try to understand the brain, or isolating the most elementary particles to try to understand the Universe.

Nature is indivisible and will not reveal its essence unless we see ourselves as one of its inseparable creations.

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97 – Why?

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

What is it going to take for Humankind – for each and all of us – to see that the major forces forging our Destiny – organized religion, politics, economics – are obstructing our intellectual advancement and endangering our chances for survival?

These forces have come to dictate and dominate the way we behave, think, and understand ourselves and our world. Although of our own making, they are not only powerful but rooted in the destructive principles of Division, Constant Conflict and Greed. In organized religion, Division incites hate and intolerance; in politics, Constant Conflict incites animosity, mistrust, and war; in economics, Greed incites the ravaging of our environment. These forces vie for Power, Control, and unlimited profitability, and since their subsistence depends on followers (greater numbers equal greater power, greater power equals greater control, and greater control equals greater profits), they conceal the severe consequences of overpopulation on the fragile equilibrium of the atmosphere in which human life completely depends.

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

There was already a period on Earth’s evolution where the over-production of oxygen as the waste of an emerging bacteria (Cyanobacteria), precipitated the change in the chemistry of the atmosphere that caused 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 a change in the chemistry of Earth’s atmosphere. The early catastrophic extinction was involuntarily incited by primitive bacteria, but this time is us willingly doing it.

If it is evident that we have the power to change ourselves and our environment in beautiful, pioneering and creative ways, so why do we allow the destructive forces of Division, Constant Conflict, and Greed, determine our Destiny?

Why? WHY!

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