core of reality

Chinese charater for the respect of nature

separation from nature
also known as separation from God

"They that languish in the wastes of separation be led
unto the home of eternal reunion."- Bahá'u'lláh

we are here to awaken from the illusion of separation

Separation is an illusion,
we can live in the Gift of Life here and now.

The only barrier to doing this lies in our beliefs.

The societal projection that we are behaving irresponsibly
by living life fully in the moment, the perception that doing so is
unsafe or irresponsible, is simply not true when our behavior is natural.

aldo leopold

"A thing is right if it tends to preserve the stability,
integrity, and beauty of the biotic community.
It is wrong if it tends otherwise."
Aldo Leopold

"A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'Universe'; a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely but striving for such achievement is, in itself, a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security." - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate

"Within your legends, your myths, your various religions with their stories of Gardens of Eden, and within the tales of ancient advanced civilizations, is a collective memory of a time when humanity was not separate. They recall a time when human consciousness was one with God, connected to earth and to all of creation." - Vincent Cole

2 hours in nature

"I call it "quantum consciousness": the consciousness we access when we use the potential of our quantum-computer brains. The brain is a macroscopic quantum system, yet we use it as if it were exclusively a classical biochemical system. With its quantum-system functions, our brain can receive information not only from our eyes and ears, but directly from the wider world with which we are "entangled"–nonlocally connected. Insightful people throughout history, whether shamans or scientists, poets or prophets, have extensively used this capacity, innate to all human beings. Today it is widely neglected. This impoverishes our world picture, and causes a nagging sense that we are separate from the world around us." - Ervin Laszlo

"With thinking we may be beside ourselves in a sane sense. By a conscious effort of the mind we can stand aloof from actions and their consequences; and all things, good and bad, go by us like a torrent. We are not wholly involved in Nature. I may be either the driftwood in the stream, or Indra in the sky looking down on it. I may be affected by a theatrical exhibition; on the other hand, I may not be affected by an actual event which appears to concern me much more. I only know myself as a human entity; the scene, so to speak, of thoughts and affections; and am sensible of a certain doubleness by which I can stand as remote from myself as from another. However intense my experience, I am conscious of the presence and criticism of a part of me, which, as it were, is not a part of me, but spectator, sharing no experience, but taking note of it." - Henry David Thoreau

"Our problems arise from the illusion of separateness."- Laurence Overmire

we are part of Nature

"We evolved to thrive in our natural surroundings." - Frances (Ming) Kuo

"Most people are on the world, not in it - having no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them - undiffused, separate, and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone, touching but separate." - John Muir

"In our modern minds nature and human society are separate things. Our comforting sense of the permanence of our natural world, our confidence that it will change gradually and imperceptibly if at all, is the result of a subtly warped perspective. Changes that can affect us can happen in our lifetime. I believe that without recognizing it we have already stepped over the threshhold of such a change: that we are at the end of nature.
By the end of nature I do not mean the end of the world. The rain will still fall and the sun shine, though differently than before. When I say "nature," I mean a certain set of human ideas about the world and our place in it. The death of those ideas begins with concrete changes in the reality around us - changes that scientists can measure and enumerate. More and more frequently, these changes will clash with our perceptions until our sense of nature as eternal and separate is washed away, and we will see all too clearly what we have done." - Bill McKibben

"We conceptually separate ourselves from the environement in order to manipulate it; equally, our successful manipulation of the environment spurs our conceptual separation from it. The more we dominate, own, and control, the more separate we experience ourselves. The more separate we experience ourselves, the greater the urge to dominate, to own, to control.The inescapability of the present crises is demolishing the fundamental illusion beneath the course of separation. As long as we believe ourselves to be discrete beings fundamentally separate from the environment, then in priciple there is no limit to our ability to insulate ourselves from the degeneration of the social and natural environment. Reality is an Other, and its suffering has nothing to do with me, provided I am skillful enough in insulating myself. Today, as the wreckage proliferates, its effects become increasingly difficult to manage. The habitual response is to try harder: to invent new technology to clean up the problems of the old. To insulate ourselves still more skillfully from the mess. But as this becomes impossible, as burgeoning crises overwhelm us, another possibility emerges: to abandon the program of insulation and control, and the conception of the separate self on which it rests. As the illusion of separation heals we come to define our collective purpose in terms of beauty." - Charles Eisenstein

"Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Landscape and Human Health Laboratory have compiled evidence that suggests that a connection to nature is vital to our psychological and physical health as it helps recharge our brains so that we're better able to cope with the stresses in life. Urban environments, with their traffic and harried pace, are a constant drain on our mental resources because we have to work to pay attention to a myriad of stimuli. Similarly, animals taken out of their natural habitats can start to degrade mentally and physically - parenting skills decline, aggression increases and playful activity stops." - Andrea Thompson

"The larger concern is that technological "nature" will shift the baseline of what people perceive as the full human experience of nature, and that it will contribute to what we call environmental generational amnesia."- Jolina Ruckert

Immersion in nature increases focus and reasoning because nature is filled with "soft fascinations" such as rustling trees or bubbling water that allow high-level functions the leisure to replenish, whereas, on the other hand, urban life is filled with the harsh distracting sensory stimuli of sirens, helicopters, car horns and eardrum rupturing rap that overloads high-level functions with the natural biological orienting response mechanism inherent in all mammals creating cognitive confusion through distraction.

"Solastalgia" is a combination of the Latin word solacium (comfort) and the Greek root – algia (pain), which Glenn Albrecht, who coined the term defined as "the pain experienced when there is recognition that the place where one resides and that one loves is under immediate assault . . . a form of homesickness one gets when one is still at 'home'.

brain power

The Wetiko revolution declared War on Nature 10 millennia ago.

If humanity does not halt the Wetiko revolution War on Nature
humanity will lose the ecosystems that sustain all Life!

"There are fundamental problems of philosophy at the root our social culture. The flaw is unreformable. Unless the idea that the world is a resource for us to use is dealt with, unless humans can find their way home again, then the problems will continue to grow." - Dave Foreman

There is an ancient wisdom, sometimes referred to as the hermetic wisdom, which states the law of correspondence, namely, as above so below, as within so without, as in the macrocosm so in the microcosm. The universe works as a great oneness in which the whole is reflected in every part.

The ancient Greeks knew of this wisdom. Above the temple of Eleusis was carved " Man, know thyself, and thou shalt know thy universe". One hundred and forty years ago, the federal government of America was transferring to itself the ancestral Indian lands of the Suquamish tribe in the Washington Territory.

The leader of that tribe, Chief Seattle, said the following:

"This we know:

The Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the Earth.
All things are connected like the blood that unites us all.
Humans did not weave the web of life, humans are merely a strand in it.
Whatever man does to the web of life, man does to himself."

These remarks mean nothing to a materialistic intellect as they do not make sense to a materialistic intellect that is concerned only with pleasing itself.

The materialistic intellect has only reached the point of experiencing separation, not unity. Religiously speaking we would say that the materialistic intellect is seperated from God, and therefore seperated from God's creation. When an individual grows into maturity they realize that they are dependent on all other individuals within the social culture. Civilization is built upon cooperation not competition. Cooperation allows a 'civilized mindset' to develop whereas competition creates a law-of-the-jungle survival of the fittest mindset.

People cut of from God, spiritually corrupt and immature individuals, experience themselves as separate entities among a mass of 'other' separate entities.

Those that conceptualize themselves as separate feel no obligation to do right by their fellow man. They fail to understand that civilization is built upon cooperation given through a free will, not competition and not the coercion of being at the wrong end of a gun barrel.

A life of simplicity, of moderation and peace, of compassion for one another, of respect for all creation and of harmony with nature is the spiritual way out of the tragedy which mankind now faces.

Mankind has the intellect to create. Mankind, as a whole, does not have the wisdom to use those creations wisely. Technology is born out of intelligence. Intelligence is God's gift to us which we need to use responsibly. This requires wisdom. Proper exercise of our responsibilities is the key to whether inventive genius produces beneficial results or creates havoc on Earth!

"We live in a reality of old and new that doesn't conform to cliches. The important idea is that we must rethink what we mean and understand by the term 'technology'. When we imagine technology we typically focus on innovation - the new. We typically think of one-way, progressive time lines, dates of 'invention' and 'first use'. Hence if you go to certain countries in the so-called undeveloped world and ask them if they have any technology they will ruefully answer 'no'. By which they mean they haven't invented anything important lately.

I would maintain that's a very odd definition of technology because it's neither a definition that looks at what matters, technologically, nor does it focus on historically significant inventions. In the 1940s everyone was excited about supersonic flight and atomic power, and in today's history books we continue to think of that era being dominated by those technologies. It wasn't. Those history books are derived largely from propaganda about technology. One might more correctly think of the 1940s as a time of tanks, airplanes, cars, coal, wheat and pig farming.

We inhabit a reality where what I call 'the futurism of the past' falsely conditions our conception of the past. At the moment our understanding of technology is driven by an obsession with glamorous innovation which systematically narrows our vision and obliterates any comprehensive account of technology's past. This tendency is exacerbated by narratives which repeat themselves over time (propaganda), irrespective of what actually happened in history. So we have the steamship, the railway, the airplane, the radio, global trade, the internet and the "coalition of the willing" all portrayed as breaking down barriers between nations.

The end result? We are blinded by cliches when we turn our mind to technology. There is a consensus in commerce that certain areas of technology are sexiest and should be concentrated on. In fact, we should invent wherever and whenever we can. We should, for example, apply ourselves to inventing new modes of public transport, we should invent new methods of cutting metal, we should invent new techniques of extruding plastic. If we stop thinking about technology, as we have conventionally conceived it, and think instead about 'things', we might better grasp the complexities involved. We might even decommission the word 'technology' which has an inbuilt futurist spin."

- David Edgerton, historian of technology

two dimensional

"The consumer driven economy of America is based on a constellation of concepts about ourselves, reality, growth, wealth, and the world we live in.These conceptions deny the relevance of God or a spiritual way to business activities. Nature is primarily to be used for human benefit, and anything that cannot be counted or measured in monetary terms has limited or marginal "utility." The Earth is valued for its resources, which are assumed to be infinite and inexhaustible. Even if not, we have faith that human ingenuity will find suitable substitutes for any shortages, and technological "fixes" for serious degradation of our natural environment.

The consumer driven economy presumes that nations and corporations must grow in order to "progress," and assumes that the "rational economic person" will strive to amass as much material wealth and experience as much pleasure as possible. These false beliefs encourage overconsumption as a way of life, for they posit a world of boundless freedom without natural limits or moral restraints on human action. Electing freedom to disobey the Law of God, mankind exits the Garden of Eden and enters a world where nature is to be conquered rather than accepted or embraced.

The roots of our alienation from nature are deep. The illusions created by the corporate dream merchants have become the new religion. In feeding the dreams and desires of material salvation here and now, corporations have deliberately created "the consumer," an ideal marketing target who rejects tradition, focuses on immediate gratification, and is steeped in desire for all things new.

When environmentalists claim that we need to reduce consumption, business and the consumer both recoil. The consumer is so well-conditioned to satisfying needs through things that any suggestion to cut back is met with "intense anxiety, depression, rage, and even panic.

The average American is exposed to hundreds of advertisements each day, and the process begins at an early age. Even if the specific product is not remembered, the overall message is: there is a product to meet your every need, if only you will buy it. In our irrational addiction to more and more, we practice a kind of collective blindness. Many of us pay frequent lip-service to the "free market." We do our best to disregard some of its most fundamental precepts, a disregard that has serious environmental consequences." - Donald O. Mayer

part of nature


The Earth is entirely subject to the rule and control of Natural Law and Natural Law has absolute organization. Mankind needs, therefore, to restructure and overhaul the entire industrialized materialistic social cultural fabric, for it is, at the moment, not woven by reasoned intelligence, spirituality and harmony, but by base emotion, greed and disunity.

Men must learn to live in harmony with the Earth.

"Many ecopsychologists seem to share a belief that modern humans are somehow separated or disconnected from nature. To most ecopsychologists, the existence of a human / nature disconnection in most modern individuals and in modern culture as a whole may be self-evident: In industrial social cultures, most people live indoors and most interactions take place either with other people or with human-made artifacts. Most people spend more time watching television than being outdoors. More people go to theme parks than go to national parks. Many ecopsychologists claim that this physical separation from the natural world leads to a psychological disconnection, that the physical separation arises from the psychological alienation, or both." - John Scull

illusion of indvdual consciousness

Advancing technology has enabled mankind to analyze nature, to dissect nature, to control nature and to conquer nature, but most have lost the ability to 'see' an obvious truth.

Every human of discernment feels humility when walking upon the Earth as he is fully aware that the source of his prosperity, his wealth, his advancement and power is, as ordained by the Creator and Sustainer, the very Earth which is trodden beneath the feet of all men.

Wise men know that we cannot segregate the human heart from the environment outside us and say that once one is reformed everything will be improved. Man is organic and is one with the Earth.

A man's inner life molds the environment and is itself deeply affected by the environment.

The one acts upon the other and every abiding change in the life of man is the result of these mutual reactions.

Mankind has a faculty which plants and animals do not have, the power to discover secrets of nature. Men therefore have the responsibility to use this power only in a positive way, to ensure that balance of nature is maintained on the Earth.

Change is natural and continual in all life but disruptive and powerful change caused by human greed and thoughtlessness does not give nature time to adapt.

This requires a more spiritual, less selfish attitude than that which is too often found today.

Humanity needs to preserve the diversity of life forms not only for their own sakes, but for ours too.

A variety of plants are required to maintain a healthy diet, and for medicinal purposes as well.

Mankind generally is waking up to what those with insight, the enlightened ones, and those most directly suffering, have known for years: that humans are rapidly destroying the natural environment.

There are many causes for this, including lack of unity amongst mankind, lack of a common philosophy of life, lack of control maturity, the existence of poverty and exploitation, the division of the Earth into rival nations, ideologies and religions, an unjust global economic system, and many more.

It is obvious to any concerned individual that if we solved the problems listed above - in other words created fairer and more rational systems of economics (resource distribution), social administration and social justice - the destruction of the environment could be halted and be rapidly thrown into reverse.

Abdu'l-Bahá sketches the following image of the future state of life on Earth when he says:

"The Lord of Mankind hath fashioned this human realm to be a Garden of Eden, an Earthly paradise. If, as it must, it findeth the way to harmony and peace, to compassion and mutual trust, it will become a true abode of bliss, a place of manifold blessings and unending delights. Therein shall the rays of the Sun of Truth shine forth over the Earth."

In Christian words - "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on Earth, as it is in heaven."

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