”The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.” -John Muir
At each level of reality, systems are created through interaction complexities; varying degrees of cooperation and competition. To describe them in detail, let alone completely, would fill volumes. In many ways, humans have removed themselves from the natural order within the planet’s systems, locally and globally. However, sanctuaries still exist that offer glimpses, if time is taken to observe, into the greater way of things. Evolution, as has been presumed, involved humans surpassing animalistic tendencies and necessities through critical thinking, problem solving, and ingenuity. Becoming civilized, so to speak. Although, the current state of affairs suggests otherwise. Each “solution” coming with its own set of affects, the power of individuals exponentially surrendered up a hierarchy of management and or government. Sustainability, or balance, functions upon cooperation, even if competition is involved. The easiest way to observe such functional interaction is to step into your local wilderness, one that is unMANaged, and witness the components work cooperatively to create the whole. You’d see the reflection of ALL creation in that tiny little corner of the Universe. Man isn’t the greatest thing to ever exist, he is just one part of it!
On this day, I will set my phone aside and step into a natural area. First observing how I feel when I enter this area, and then paying attention to all the things I can see. Taking note of, if possible, the interactions among those things. Soak in the nature, you are not above or outside of it... you are of it, and it is of you. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼