We can harness, harmonize Nature’s awesome destructive forces by changing ourselves!

A question from the Internet:

“You wrote that if human beings change themselves to become more positive, interconnected, then we can prevent natural disasters. So, if we all sit around holding hands and sing kumbaya, all terrible disasters stop?”

I am not sure what you mean, you must be talking about some other methods, teachings.

I am talking about a method through which we, first of all, recognize how utterly egoistic, hateful, and exploitative we all are and then we try the true “mission impossible”: changing our own nature, acting above and against the ruthless, selfish ego which we cannot suppress, erase but have to learn how to harness.

You can compare it to a rodeo where you need to rise the raging bull nobody ever managed to ride before. If you still think about this as holding hands, singing kumbaya, then I wish you all the best.

We are talking about the single most difficult thing in reality, overcoming the nature we are born with. This requires a very unique purposeful and practical method, patience, and utter commitment. Then after a few years, we can start to see some changes and can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Now, how these self-changes, self-upgrade stop natural disasters, that is a deeper question and the answer is a bit more complex and it comes from many thousands of years of empirical research of Nature’s complex system.

Nature is built like a pyramid with its inanimate, vegetative and animate levels built on top of each other, each higher level evolving from the levels below it. And each higher level is smaller in quantity but greater in quality, thus despite the smaller size each higher level in Nature’s pyramid has a greater influence on the whole system.

Until the appearance of human beings the whole system was “unconscious”, each element blindly, instinctively trying to find its place, trying to develop, settle into the overall balance and homeostasis that is necessary for creating and sustaining life, while also adjusting to evolution’s overall direction of progressing towards increasing integration while the diversity of its elements, parts also increases.

Before humans the system was like a living body without a conscious, intelligent mind, existing without an obvious purpose, ruthlessly pulled, pushed by evolutionary forces.

Our unique, evolutionary human role is to become nature’s only conscious, proactive observers, partners that can purposefully harness all the elemental forces and help the system towards reaching the most optimal integration evolution tries to achieve.

This is why we are born “unnatural”, “cancer-like” but also with a unique conscious intelligent mind that is capable of critical self-assessment, initiating changes through changing itself.

If we recognize the need to change our original nature, to consciously align ourselves to evolution’s direction, integrating with each other above our inherently egoistic, selfish, destructive nature, we also become able — as the systems’ qualitatively highest element — to harmonize the whole system, preventing its seemingly random eruptions, destructive reactions and channel all the forces towards positive, constructive goals, purpose.

This is how a consciously, proactively changing, improving humanity can prevent earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, climate change, and pandemics.

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Zsolt Hermann

I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.