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Learning to be human again?
The essentials of freeing of rules, to listen, experience common sense and make effective use of silence……..
During our weekly international zoom session we create an open space for cocreation of our sustainable human evolution and planetary balance. Within Sustainocracy we place “the human being and our core natural values” at the kernel of our challenging interactions. This represents a totally new paradigm. But can we cope with it?
The human being is a complex species, with self awareness, also of its fears, hopes, desires, rituals, paradigms, worldviews, etc. A species that is a biological (for some a spiritual exception) miracle of wit and creativity. At the same time we are collectively the sixth cause of mass elimination of life on Earth since the existence of this planet. The question arises: “how is it possible that 7.7 billion members of this same creative species allow themselves to be so destructive?” Don’t we value ourselves enough for self protection? Is greed the main cause, putting us at the level of a swarm of grasshoppers? Is it the fragmented reality of comfort zones that makes us blind and insensitive? Is it our selfish ego that creates hierarchies at the expense of our surroundings and fellow people?
Don’t we have a clue what we really?
Can we turn the negative, self elimination spiral into a positive self evolutionary one? Or do we leave this responsibility blindly to the omnipresence of our leading natural environment and universe? After all, it recovered in a remarkable way from five earlier destructions!! Are we a kind of modern dinosaur, an archeological curiosity in the making, an annecdote for the future, to reflect back on by who or whatever cares then to look?
Or do we have a say in our sustainable existence and can we make better use of it?
I have personally made my choice and experience the intensity of being human to the full in all its dimensions. But that is just the “me”. I started to invite others to this intense area, hoping to find people in the same field of resonance, to create a local and global genuin human and sustainable “we”.
During our remarkable zoom encounters I keep trying to draw the attention to this area of resonance, of core human essentials. We have the natural tendency to reflect, discuss, share insights, discuss problem solving but lack the step into proactive sensing of our human reality to put all these insights into practice. Despite the complexity, with the huge amount of shared intelligence, I keep feeling this superficiality, this lack of breaking through the layer of darkness to arrive at the deepest source of illuminated light. This source that I experienced back in 1996 while on a rock in Spain and that has been conducting my life’s mission ever since.
I then realize that all the shared insights are a mirrored reflection of where we come from. A paradigm that conditioned us into problem thinking rather than fully being evolutionary human. A reflection and paradigm that both need to be reviewed when we enter the intense and huge dimension of “being human” presented here, in our room. Since then we have been referring to our past as ´a drama´ and where we go is a ´comedy´. In between, the present, we need to unlearn the drama (negativeness) and learn the comedy (positiveness). We got inspiration from remarks of people present….
Freedom from rules. We surrounded ourselves with rules that tend to block our flexibility, creativity and adaptiveness. Peeling off the dogma’s, liberating ourselves from impositions, opens up the space for engagement with new energies around us, creative expressions and productivity. Our free space is often scary, as it requires us to fill in the gaps ourselves, which requires insight, trust in our abilities, support through cocreation, etc. We can draw our bounderies but should not limit ourselves. The core natural values in Sustainocracy are an abstract guideline and complexity. It is up to us to make it smaller to make it realizable, tangible, engaging, still within the same context of being human, engaged with the universal energy of love.
Listening. This time we briefly looked back at the online encounter of Earth Odyssey, where primarily women were presenting their insights or initiatives. The dialogue was about the empowerment of women. One participant commented that women already occupy many key functions in society. In kiddy gardens, primary schools and nursing activities the vast mayority of people are women. In our own tuesday group I asked: “what do we need to do to leverage those women to our human values cocreation level?”. Our own participating woman said “listen to them”!!
Common sense. During the same session of Earth Odyssey another participating women, working in the field of Collective Intelligence, brought up the words “common sense”. What is common sense if we structure ourselves in common insensitivity? Or common senselessness? It brings up the importance of our emotions, our guts to change, our willnessness to adjust, our conquering of our fears, the development of our trust, the value of diversity, the power of our purpose, the engagement with our childhood playfulness. Common sense not only in “making sense” but also just in “sensing, together”.
Silence. Also this key element was brought into play. There was the annecdote of a (female) friend responding to my deep sadness when, after a day full of social interaction I would go back home alone and feeling lonely. Her remark was “do you know how nice that is?” It was a simple remark yet it opened my eyes to the usefullness of that silence, that quiteness around me and time, exculsively for myself. In this silence I could take time to process my experiences, cherrish the love and care received and integrate it into my being. The silence is maybe the most productive of all as our lives full of “action” tend to take our attention away from our inner selves. Let us use silence to grow.
Every step we now make from drama to comedy is a step of unlearning and learning, a step full of human sensitivity, shared moments, abundance and happiness. We even called it the World Happiness Bird, as it flies across the world spreading these new human vibes with our wings.
Happiness puppet, a gift for our sponsors
Sustainocracy is a global movement that invites us all to become accountable for the quality of life of ourselves and all human beings with resilience of our communities through the guidance of 5 core conditions for sustainable human progress. Our interaction is based on talented and multidisciplinary commitment in innovation processes that reward us this resilience and quality of interaction and. Our foundation is not subsidized by any organization since we avoid steering by political and economic interests. This does not mean that we don’t need money. Money for us is a means, not a goal, just like commitment, talents, technology, wisdom, knowledge, etc.
Often people ask us what they can contribute? Our primary wish is their participation in our processes. Often this is not possible due to other obligations, old age, disabilities, distance or whatever. Their way to participate is then through gifts of money. To show our gratitud we send our happiness puppet.
The puppet is made of waste materials and was designed by Mireille Muisje. The production is concentrated in awareness sessions of our COS3I initiatives of Social Integration.
If you want to receive such a puppet that carries our blessings for you and a better, wellness driven world, just let us know, send us your voluntary sponsoring and your address through email@example.com.
Happiness, what’s that?
The October open public evening lecture of the STIR Academy dealt with “happiness”. Why is happiness so important to us? What is it? How can we produce it?
Happiness is key for progress. It represents an inner feeling that is hard to describe in words. The sensation can occur at any time and even under the strangest circumstances. It feels like a sort of joy yet it is more than that. In reality happiness is produced by endorphin’s, a set of hormones that are released by the brain under certain circumstances. It helps to develop our self esteem to address the challenges of life. In fact, happiness is an evolutionary development right from our single cell origins of life, and even further back: the very first harmonic connection between molecules to produce life.
One of the previous STIR lectures dealt with the “secretes of life” and the harmonic musical relationship between elements that are attracted to each other under extremely specific circumstances. They do not fuse or react but combine harmonically into something called “life”. This unique format of interconnection produces a standard frequency to which certain elements are attracted. In fact this molecular “musicality” of attraction is what triggers the endorphin in our body. It defines “purpose” on the unconscious levels, which we then try to figure out at the level of consciousness. Since we are blessed with self reflection we interpret the injection as pleasant which helps us learn and understand our progress in a pleasant way.
Happiness is hence produced by interaction of our senses with our molecular musical origins. That is why we can react with happiness when seeing certain colors, smelling certain smells or hear a certain sound. We can experience this happiness over and over again when we recall this trigger in our memory. There are various large fields of activity that make us happy and each field has to do with our living organic essentials:
Eating itself makes us feel happy. It is not just the mere consumption but also the activity of achieving food, preparing it and the satisfaction of eating and having eaten. Food is also a team exercise of the human being that makes us challenge each other in competition and join forces in productivity and consumption. In many cultures eating together is a daily ritual of happiness.
The selection process of finding a mating partner, sexual activities, having children and raising them is a process of continuous joy and happiness. The inner excitement, the courtship, the surrendering, the development of a family and experiences of trust and togetherness, are key happiness values that push us towards reproduction in a positive way despite the worries, reduced levels of personal freedom and commitment to a single partner. We find harmony inside and outside through contrasts and excitement.
The voyage of life is full of obstacles. The experience of happiness is produced at the excitement of a prospect to do something, even if the adventure only takes place in our minds. The living fact of undertaking action through the expectation of certain results makes us feel happy throughout the entire process: the prospect, the trajectory, the achievement and the permanent memory.
Happiness is a true engine in life that makes us overcome fear, worries and insecurity. The positive tends to win from the negative, producing a forward sense of progression and even accept defeat through the happiness of having tried. Succeeding in complex challenges is taking the best out of people.
Music, accomplishment, teamwork
Our natural environment is part of our physical and spiritual nature and origins. We are a living combination of everything that surrounds us. We are earth, wind, water and fire, combined through senses. We take a special joy in experiencing our roots through observation and interaction. We enjoy the colors, smells, feeling, tastes etc of nature. It provokes our instincts to express ourselves through art, movement, dance and music. Our happiness makes us create communities and cultures that are as diverse as nature itself.
When we summarize happiness we come to a large set of key words that are all part of our continuous quest for harmony by addressing the challenges of life in a pleasant way. We enjoy every step forward, every achievement and cherish every positive memory. There is absolutely no reason why a normal healthy person should not be happy every moment of the day, learn to become aware of it and take joy in living life through managing it even in the most adverse conditions.
Happiness overcomes crises
Our economic world is in crisis. We see ourselves surrounded by the effects of a transaction based society focused on consumption and debt. Broken up families, individualism, loneliness, manipulation around debt, etc have become the unhappy rule of a lifestyle in which happiness was based on creating differences, the having and taking, selfishness. We see cities full of people who don’t know each other. The natural harmony has been severely broken up and people do not even know it anymore. Sense of happiness is sought in artificial tools for excitement such as over-consumption, alcohol, drugs and attractions parks. The more financial wealth the less happy people tend to get. The larger the debts the bigger the unhappiness. In our natural essence debt does not even exist. It is an unnatural inhibitor of happiness. Our societies are based now entirely on financial dependence eliminating natural inner happiness by placing fake happiness triggers around us as consumables. It makes people blunt, unaware and often even emotionally sick.
When however a financial crisis strikes the human being discovers again its natural origins and starts taking joy in the warmth of the community and the challenge of addressing life through creativity and purpose. It is happiness that solves the crises not capital injections, rules or debt systems. Despite all negative communication through the media about financial disasters we see large groups of people discover happiness and develop communities based on the values of joy and happiness rather than materialism. Happiness is produced by the voyage through life, the sharing and giving, the positive and our sense of progression. Indeed money does not make anyone happy. It may produce some sense of security in a money driven society but true happiness is found inside, right at the molecular basis of our being that arose billions of years ago when money, systems and societies had not yet even been invented. Happiness is the oldest feeling ever of the evolution of species and comes even well before fear.
The academy invites people to a world of human health, safety and self sufficiency. The awareness of our feelings and the origins and purpose of our senses, including happiness, is key to produce sustainable human progress. Through emotional, spiritual, rational and physical interaction, research and awareness programs people
are invited to let go of their systems dependence and reconnect by taking responsibility of their own. People who break through in higher self awareness become active in sustainocratic ventures where sustainable human progress is the same as personal wealth.