57 – On Wisdom …

Wisdom is our most exalted quality. It is the primordial, creative and self-reflective Force that, throughout eons of evolution, has built in our minds the potential to advance into greater and greater understanding of ourselves and our symbiotic relationship with the world that gives us Life.

So how bad the betrayal of a Human Mind must be to come to think that to better our world we must destroy it?

Yet this is the way those making the decisions for us think … so far, so far away from Wisdom … forcing populations to consume without moderation, inciting division and hate, pushing essential knowledge about our complete dependency on Nature to the bottom rungs of Education, with the purpose of increasing their wealth and power while completely disregarding the destructive impact of their actions on the environment on which our lives depend.

Under the domination of this devastating way of thinking, our centers of Knowledge … our schools, our colleges, our universities … are bent into promoting the most destructive and unsustainable economic doctrine our world has known.

I do believe that most of our leaders arrived at their positions driven by a youthful and honest intention to do good, but they are corrupted by a dogmatic and inflexible way of thinking that re-enforces a Paradigm in which Nature is perceived as a resource to be exploited, where irrationality is absurdly respected, and where unsustainable and un-natural growth is the measure of progress.

It is baffling to see that Science, entrusted with a catalog of Theories that were they not drowned in bureaucracy and obscurity, would open the doors into a new Paradigm with which we can begin to conceptualize the Universal in us; the primordial Forces that put us together … atom by atom, cell by cell … into a highly dependent yet immensely adaptable design.

From a very early age in our lives we are driven away from Wisdom. It is thus most of us cannot see the beauty blatantly displayed in front of our eyes: The beauty of a Universal Order that defines our lives and binds us to others. The Beauty of ancient creative forces that instinctively drive us to move onward, seeking stability while striving to leave our mark in the world.

Under our current Paradigm we are told that we are too insignificant in the infinite scheme of the Universe to have Meaning. In Blaise Pascal’s words: “For after all what is man in Nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either. The ends of things and their beginnings are impregnably concealed from him in an impenetrable secret. He is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness out of which he was drawn and the infinite in which he is engulfed”. And yet … and yet! … in this ‘central point’ where we find ourselves, we somehow know how to bring together the infinitely small in our bodies and meaningfully move their intricate organization … at will … to perpetuate Life and try to unravel the profound yet decipherable secret in which we are engulfed.

I am not even that clever, but the immense crisis our dominant Paradigm is bringing on us is crystal clear to me. Under our current understanding of Nature … devised hundreds of years ago when our numbers did not affect the environment the way we are affecting it now … we have turned into a devastating species.

While obliterated by the lies constantly fed to us to support this devastation, there is a magnificent Order we don’t know much about yet glimpse at momentarily when we hold the miracle of a new born life in our arms, or when we witness the movement of creation and dissipation and re-creation within us and around us, or when we are touched by the implacable fury or the delicate tenderness of Nature, or when we are filled with inexpressible wonder in a moment of ecstasy, or when we delve into the realm of Wisdom and sense the universal forces … the ancient and organized and creative movement of atoms and molecules within us … unraveling into greater understanding of ourselves and our world.

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