Do you see how things are getting worse for most people and for the rest of the planet and feel helpless? Do you wonder what you can do?
An answer to your frustration may be as simple as "Seeing" the world in a new way. It was the answer to the problems of the Medieval world too. When enough people "Saw" the world anew, human society was renewed and hope legitimately returned.
This is how I see this.
In a small world that was highly local the illusion that the Earth was the centre and that the sun revolved around it was good enough for life as it was lived then.
Everyone today knows that the sun rising moving across the sky and setting is an illusion. We know it is an illusion even though the first time we could "see" this with the human eye was in the 1970's.
Imagine how hard it must have been to get others to agree to this idea? Especially when the most important and powerful institution of the day, the church, had a stake in the illusion. No wonder people who espoused the new idea were burned at the stake or threatened with excommunication.
But the idea took hold because it solved a pressing problem. This new idea enabled people to navigate. Then it enabled people to be able to plan and engineer. After Newton, a huge amount of predictability could be engineered into how things were made and used. We could do so much more after we accepted this new idea.
The idea was accepted because it worked. It made what had been impossible to do, possible.
To develop further as a species, humans have to transition though stages of perception. For do we not evolve as a species as we might as individuals?
As an infant, we are part of our mother. Hence the Earth is the centre of the universe and we are part of it. In the next stage, we have to separate from her and grow our own persona. This is the Newtonian world that we live in now. But the selfish teen has to grow up and have enough empathy to bond with a mate and to put their children first. This is what we have to do now.
To develop as a species, we have to put the teen years aside.We have to reach that stage in our species development that individuals do.
I think that we are at the end stages of our "Teen Age" years as a species. It is why we like shiny things. This is why we seem to be working against our best interests. We are Teens. Teens don't do Complexity!
As Dave Snowden's Cynefin model suggests, we are applying engineering principles to Complex and to Chaotic issues.
So how can we change this Teen perception? I think first of all it may help to see some tangible examples of how nature really does work and how there is so much more to see that what we can see with our eyes.
Here are just a few glimpses.
We think that what we see when we look at tress are trees. But we don't see this. All trees have a local communication system below ground that is part physical and also part funghi. There is also a hierarchy of trees in this system. So when we clear cut, we destroy this part.
The tiny Fig Wasp is the only way that this giant fig can reproduce. It is so small we can barely see it with the naked eye. This huge tree and this tiny wasp are part of an ivisible network that extends above the ground where the other hidden treee network lies.
Here then is a larger part of this hidden network that involves all mammals and of course us.
We are part of this tree network.
We live a mutally dependent life with trees. They are not just lumber. They are essential for life.
And inside us, our lungs are like tree too!
There are like this because this shape does the job of respiration of gasses best in the natural world.
I hope that this tiny illustration has helped you see this one example of the hidden world of connections that make up how things really work.
Once we "Get" this, then we can start to make sense of how the world really works. We can get unstuck.
It all starts with you and me. As each of us "see" this, we bring the human species closer to that Tipping Point when we all "see". In fact maybe only 15% of us have to see this to Tip the system.
This is why I am working on human health. For it is a personal arena where each of us can experience the truth and the effectiveness of this new world view,
I "knew" all of this for years. But only in my mind. When I applied this to taking charge of my health, I embodied this new understanding. It became real to me.
It is hard for each of us to change education, government, bureaucracies, defense etc. But we can take charge of our own health. It is in our own power to live inside the new world view. I promise you that once you experience this change, your life will improve immediately.
Please try it.