My last post mentioned a thought I wanted to share.
Recently, thanks to Bruce Lipton, I realised how the truths that applies to a biological system applies equally to a human community.
Long ago, only one-celled forms of life existed.
The condition of a cell is affected by its environment (the same is true for individuals). In order to improve their possibilities and to better face the environment, million of years ago, cells formed group of cells, multi-cellular organisms (we humans do the same). Each of them, brought it's skills and awareness to the community: what a cell experiences, say, on the upper surface of the organism, is communicated to all the other cells.
Can you see the parallel with our society? Each of us contributes to the awareness and the knowledge of the entire system. Each of us has a very important, decisive role within the group. The implication is this: in order to survive and thrive, all the cells in the organism obey to a superior intelligence, to a central government. If all the cells started to behave how they wanted, the common purpose would be lost and there would be chaos, not organised life. We should see the parallel with our reality...
Even more fascinating, and this is very important, if a cell perceive a kind of danger or threat, it alerts all the system and the system acts to face it. Energy is employed to sort the problem and -that's the interesting thing- IF THE SYSTEM IS IN PROTECTION, in defence, IT CAN'T BE IN GROWTH, in prosperity.
If a cell is going in closure, is protection mode.. it can't grow in the same time, the growing process is shut down. Now, we as humans are a community of cells: if we are scared, if we perceive a threat, we are trying to survive by reducing all our growing behaviours. We as a Nation, like a community of living organisms, do the same thing.
SO, let's put it this way:
the more we perceive the world as a dangerous place, the more we close away from it, our immune system shuts down! And you can see also how, if the government is putting efforts and money to tackle illnesses within the population, efforts and money that could be used to grow and flourish are lost. Where are those efforts and money taken from? From positive ( in the sense of opposed to negative, defensive) mechanisms.
Every living form has a sort of bank account: if you keep using the money in a way, eventually you'll run out of cash! SO you'd better chose well where do you want to spend your money!!
The point is this: instead of trying to work on the symptoms one sees for example, following what I mentioned in my previous post, focus on what the problem is, focus on the education system, make aware the students -the cells of the organism- of their belonging to a community, work on the education system! If a cell goes crazy, it's a cancer. DO they want to be cancers for the organism they are part of? Awareness, ethics, good education, good quality training are the tools.
And don't forget that in nature what goes madly inside a body is expelled by our immune system. Effective punishment is the last resort, BUT must be used for the common good. If you don't let consequences manifest, you are teaching them they simply can carry on doing it.
Now at least now it's clear why I don't read newspaper and don't have a TV: I don't want to be affected by the negative perception they cause in our unconscious mind.
I want to spend my time happy, most of the time, positive and open; I want my mind and body to flourish and grow.
And maybe that's way people can't quite understand why I'm always grateful and gentle and many out there are so closed, wary and serious!!