Fear is contagious and can be used to leverage an outcome - but that strategy backfires when crying 'wolf!' brings derision.
are not in control - it is inevitable that our attempts to gain control
will move us into more out-of-control perceptions that ramp up the call
for more control.
We are in relationship, not just with our environment and each other - but with the very Life that lives and moves us.
control mentality seeks to exploit relationships and the relational
mentality seeks to appreciate them. In the former is our corporate
consumerism with its hollow asset stripping waste of life. In the latter
is our true abundance.
There is a natural element of control
within a system that is quite different in character from an imposed
control. It arises from Life as a movement of integration.
scientist broke a medieval stuckness but has simply personified another
variant. Unless we accept a living relationship with Life we are
sacrificing the Life to a conceptualisation that runs as a program of
'getting power and control' over Life.
The mind that believes its own thinking overlays the heart's knowing with justifications for its own dissociation.
culture that expresses a wholeness of being is not a culture of private
self-interest or even of collective self-interest. It is a culture of
The attempt to 'do' Life manually is absurd. That doesn't
prevent the folly of trying. But the Life is not a closed system that
can be mapped and controlled to suit the comforts and vanities of
We adapt not only to external factors - but
awaken to internal or cultural beliefs and definitions that are
coincident with apparently external factors. And what we thought reality
shifts. This is beyond the capacity of thinking to describe or account
for, but Science is uncovering the Mind that is also the Universe - of
which the scientist is integrally part of and one with - not as
scientist - but as Mind Itself.
The human mind is a filtering
control mechanism relative to Mind - but the experience is a partial and
limited misperception of a Whole.
change in climate is part of a larger change in which one could say we
are opening into a greater perception of our wholeness as a unified
integrity of being. But to the mentality of fear, guilt and control, it
is read as a time of terrors arising, of powerlessness and inadequacy seeking ever more desperately to leverage compliance.
this is because of the mechanism or lens through which we look. A
truly relational perspective is natural to us - if we put aside the mind
of fear and walk out of the manipulations of guilt and listen to Life
with an honesty of discernment, in our world, in our brother and sister -
and in our own thought processes.
Listening is not getting a handle - it is coming back into true relation.
Written as comment to
Climate change means catastrophe in UK, not café culture says professor - in the Telegraph