Focus, Knowlege and Courage Will Attract from Ignorance, Denial and Distraction
I’ve written that the three principles which are the foundation of these considerations are widely ignored, denied and/or replaced by artificialities. I suggested we can read the relevant history as the escalation and complication of repeated (not to say identical) failures of perception into a massive and confusing distraction with great momentum. I declared the artificial world that most humans now inhabit devastating, gravely threatening many forms and patterns of life. Tragically, but consistent with the failures of perception, it is called the real world!
At first, humans perceived themselves as special, yet particularly puny, vulnerable and inconsequential. Randomly and somewhat arbitrarily applying their distinctive attributes, they sought security (dynamically combines safety, predictability, ease and comfort) in numbers and dominance, in devices that extended themselves in all sorts of ways and in sciences capable of providing new clues to useful advantages. Quite capable, if not thorough, humans got a lot of what they wanted, but, almost always, more than they bargained for. Too often, that more roughly offset the desired results, sparking another round of problem solving and problem making. Not long ago, for better or worse, humans got a tremendous boost and, again, something more, from fossil materials that can serve as fuels as well as product ingredients.
We are living in that sort of mix and continuing to rely on the fossil materials as if they always will be available. They have enabled us to live more extremely dissociated and fragmented lives. We, in fact, is a term that is, as a consequence, more and more vague. Products of combustion and bits of discarded packages and products are inexorably altering the atmosphere and the vast, voluminous oceans. Life scientists and poets, the seers of today, tell us we cannot go on like this much longer. Many observers of the fossil materials industries concur, for reasons of supply and demand.
Thus, some of us understand we must successfully invite all to participate in a great editing project, a remix. To succeed, those doing the inviting must create attractions. Humans must converge on choices to eliminate from the massive, highly energized mix (nearly) all devices that do not affirm and enhance life as a whole, and to pursue another - an unprecedented - security. It will retain and maintain what’s useful, while steadily increasing recognition, appreciation and care of each other's wholeness, as well as all other beings. It will honor the fact that we and our descendants, not the preservation and worship of our mess of devices, are the point of our striving. It will answer "What's in it for me?" and it will be just.