How Can we Get What we All Need?

First of all, we must fulfill the deepest physiological needs of our own survival — food, water and air. These are provided by the ecosystem. Therefore, we need to understand the deepest unchangeable biology of the ecosystem. We need to know what the ecosystem requires for its survival.

We tend to believe we are (or at least the scientists are) the greatest power on earth, but in fact the earth itself would not exist as a living thing without the ecosystem. And modern scientists are pretty much the slaves of government and big business, so it is up to the voters to keep all that power under control. If we give it away, we certainly will not end up with what we all need. To do this, we need our personal power.

To develop our personal power, we need to understand the physiology of the ecosystem, and by WE I mean YOU and every other voter.

This is not so difficult in its essence. The ecosystem needs three things to survive:

1. It needs to recycle all the materials that everything is made of — all the things you and I are made of and require for our own survival. That is, food, water and air. And a few other odds and ends.

2. The ecosystem needs energy. Energy is a very strange sort of word, but basically in the ecosystem it means that the things that move and change would not be able to move and change without energy.

3. The ecosystem needs information so it can adapt to changes that happen over time. The information of the ecosystem is the genetic code.

So – of course it’s a lot more complicated than that, but so are you and you can fulfill your needs reasonably well. The point is you CAN understand the needs of the ecosystem and in this era of human power you MUST understand the needs of the ecosystem and think about your own impact upon it, if you are to do meaningful work that will benefit the community of man. And for more information we are in process of writing a book that faces real facts in real language.

Second, we need to understand the deepest unchangeable needs of human instincts, way down below our conscious wants. These are: the need to do work that is of value to the community; the need to live within a compassionate community; and some kind of creative connection with higher reality.

The point of this little essay is this:

If you and a zillion other people spend all your time working at the human level while ignoring the ecosystem level, then you will not succeed in your need to do a work that is of value to the community. You will not win. You will fail. You will be a loser, and if you are very powerful you will be a very big loser and all of us along with you. Because we are truly all in the same boat — and human nature does not have the power to change the nature of that boat.

If you want to live a life of compassionate community, where your work genuinely is of value and you can find rewarding ways to interact with a higher power —

Then you must recognize that the ecosystem is not a subset of human values, the higher power is not human, and we do not create nor can we change the laws of nature. The ecosystem is what it is, and you will have to UNDERSTAND what it is before you can understand how to nurture it. There will be no human values if we continue our abusive relationship with the ecosytem.

Recycling is not enough.

Leaving me to worry about the ecosystem while you worry about human values — that is not meaningful work because your efforts will cancel out my efforts and vice versa. 090827Market_dsc2857FSs

What we Don’t Need

Humans do need compassionate interaction with others.

A “control freak” is a person who believes that he can get the compassionate interactions he needs by using force.

An American most often is a person who believes he can get the compassionate interactions he needs by being a winner.

Control freaks, most Americans by the nature of our culture, and all winners pervert their/our compassionate relationships into win/lose battles or competitions. The fact is that nobody ever wins. Winning and losing are artificial human ideas. Nobody ever really gets to the head of the line because there is no head of the line. Life is not linear. We make it seem to be linear by shutting our eyes and ears to the parts of it that we don’t want to think about. Life is communal.

We will not understand how the brain functions by tearing it apart. We will not understand how the ecosystem functions by tearing it apart.

We would get along better in the ecosystem if we examine the communal nature of life. Rather than devote our lives to the creation of enemies and victims, in the name of “winning” it would be better for our children if we work to build a compassionate community of people striving for a common goal.

But, you say, nature is all about winning!

And I will ask you where you got that idea, because I am certain you did not get it from studying the reality of nature. I suspect you got it from some person who enjoys abusive relationships and is looking for an excuse to make this OK. Nature is not all about winning. First, what do we mean by “nature?” Usually we mean the ecosystem, because that is where we live and breathe and have our being. The ecosystem is not all about winning; the ecosystem is all about balanced interactions. If ever we can learn that simple fact, human kind might be able to survive upon this earth with our true needs fulfilled.

Food, water and air, as is generally true of living creatures.
Compassionate interactions
The certainty that our work is of value
Creative communication with reality.

Taking Off

In addition to food, water and air, every person needs the same three things:

090828Benicia_dsc2918LSs1. We need compassionate interactions with other people.
2. We need to know that the work we do is worthwhile to our communities.
3. We need a soul connection with our creativity.

If people are deprived of positive ways to get these things, then they will invent them, and the unnatural inventions are likely to be negative. Addictions, violence, you know the sorts of things.

If we seriously want our country to endure, we will all work hard together to fulfill the basic needs of all our citizens. It only makes good common sense.