Man did not weave the web of life – he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. -Chief Seattle, 1854 Treaty Oration
Humans are a part of the biological system called Nature. Mother Earth, all living things, every mountain, drop of water, and grain of sand are made of the same elements that we are, and together, we exist within the same Universal Fabric. Quantum physics shows this Universal Fabric, even the part we see as empty space, to be conscious and interdependent. All of our actions, large or small, feelings, thoughts, and intentions affect not only our own lives, but all that exists within the entire Fabric, for better or for worse. What’s good for one of us, the Micro, is good for the whole, the Macro. (For example, feelings of love and gratitude are good for each of us, as well as all of existence.) And those things that are not beneficial for the Macro do not benefit the Micro. (For example, chemically treated crops are not good for the Earth’s soils or a person’s gut.)
This idea is not new. The Micro of the Macro concept originated in the healing system of Ayurveda, (from the Sanskrit Ayur, meaning life, and Veda, meaning science or knowledge) which dates back 3000 years. This ancient system is firmly rooted in the idea that a healthy balance between mind, body, spirit, and environment creates an optimal state, giving us the opportunity for our best possible life.
In this blog, we explore themes that can help balance the Micro with the Macro and reconnect us with Nature and each other. You’ll see data from new health studies, (my) nature photos, travel essays, vegan recipes, philosophy, poetry, and other reverent musings. You’ll also receive links to empowering websites and podcasts, as well as information on the physicians, scientists, & other individuals on the cutting edge of helping advance an aligned humanity, and whose voices need to be heard.
Thank you for joining me in exploring and celebrating the beautiful privilege and responsibility each of us has, living as a Micro of the Macro.