90 – The Destructive Dominance of a Pernicious Belief …

The belief that we are separate from Nature is pernicious and deeply entrenched in the western mindset.

  • It is tearing us apart.
  • It incites constant conflict, horrible wars, genocide, rape, complete disregard for human and any other form of Life.
  • It fosters ‘unlimited’ growth without considering the consequences of its impact.
  • It destroys the environment in which our existence depends.
  • It does away with the chances of a viable future for our descendants and for Humanity as a whole.

It is evident that the dominance of this pernicious belief is taking us closer and closer to the possibility of our own demise, and although it will be difficult to overcome because, paradoxically, it is what the early evolution of our limited organic senses devised as a mechanism for survival … there is no question that we can run away from danger, or reach out to touch something or someone … we must realize that it is just a complement of Reality

As Science has taught us, Light is particles and waves: Light enters our eyes as individual photons to create an image and as waves to flood our vision. Both manifestations are inseparable complements of the phenomenon we call Light.

And so is the Human species; we are particle-like and wave-like: We enter Life one individual being at a time and saturate the surface of the earth as waves of billions. Both manifestations … each one of us and the waves we make as a species … are inseparable complements of the phenomenon we call Humanity.

As a Thought feels autonomous in our minds yet cannot exist separate from experience and neural activity, we do feel autonomous yet cannot exist separate from human activity and the environment that gives us Life. Autonomy cannot be separate from what allows it to be autonomous.

Isn’t it the Fact that, throughout our evolution, and without human input, more or less half of Humanity is born producing eggs while the other half is born producing the sperm to fertilize them, proof enough that we are inseparable from something greater and more magnificent than us?

For centuries we’ve been taught that we are a ‘special creation’. This belief 1- obscures the Fact that each one of us begins … as mammals have done throughout eons of Evolution … with the fusion of cells imprinted with primal information to re-generate and create, and 2- promotes the fallacy that we are entitled to consume and devastate the same environment that gives us Life. This is a betrayal of our nurturing and creative natures and it has turned us, as a whole, into a destructive and uncaring species. Under this belief we have become an aberration of what we are meant to be: Instead of promoting Knowledge about the incredible Fact that we are Pioneers of Self-awareness, we are promoting and, worse, rewarding Selfishness, Irrationality, Deceit and Greed while punishing those seeking Truth.

How can we accept this as Normal knowing not only that this destructive and dehumanizing aberration is perpetuated solely to serve the pathological greed of a few, but knowing that we are a Force of Change?

We are not separate from Nature; we are Nature and Nature is us.

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