Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination. For in a civilization equipped with immense technological power, the sense of alienation between man and Nature leads to the use of technology in a hostile spirit—-to the “conquest” of Nature instead of intelligent cooperation with Nature. ~Alan Watts
Welcome to Micro of the Macro!
Humans are a part of the biological system called Nature. All living things, every rock, drop of water, and grain of sand are made of the same elements as humans. Together, we exist within the same Universal Fabric. Quantum physics shows this Universal Fabric is conscious and interdependent. All of our actions, feelings, and thoughts affect not only our 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 rooted in the notion 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 will come to understand how Nature supports and nurtures us, making possible our very existence. You’ll see back-to-basics info from physicians & researchers that might alter your perspectives on health. I’ll share Nature, travel, & food photos from my archives. You’ll find travel essays, vegan recipes, philosophy, poetry, and other reverent musings. I’ll also provide links to empowering websites and information on the physicians, scientists, activists, & other individuals on the cutting edge of helping advance an aligned, Nature-respecting humanity, 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.
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