Nature and humanity – what are the secrets of growth?

by | Jan 23, 2024 | health, Personal development, psychology | 0 comments

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How many committees were involved in the creating of this landscape?

Nature has been around for far longer than when human kind first stepped on the earth and it will be here far longer than us if we degrade ourselves or destroy ourselves in some war or another. You would have thought that’s through observing the laws of nature we would learn lessons that could somehow influence our behavior. Anyone working on the land, allotments or gardens will relate to what I’m about to say. We have botanical seeds and we have a seed of an idea.

With botanical seeds we want in a way a marriage with the environment which is the available soil. There are a number of factors which determine whether a seed will grow to maturity, assuming it is not disease ridden. It is the timing of the planting, and it is the soil in which it is introduced. If it does not grow then that can be because the conditions are not right. The temperature may be wrong, maybe not enough rain, or the seed may not be suitable for the aspect of the soil.

What does the gardener or grower do? His or her job is to plant the seed and leave it to nature. If the conditions are right, the seed will grow. If a seed fails to grow up will not blame themselves if the seed does not grow but just try another environment or another variety of seed.

We are familiar with the process of making human beings which means that a sperm forms a relationship with an egg. Such an event is hardly noticed because it takes place on a very small scale but it begins a process which ends up as a fully grown human being.

With ideas, the same principle applies. We have what we call the ‘germ’ of an idea. Ideas are living things. We may mention it to one or two people but ideas start small and the key moment is the introduction of the idea to the immediate environment. When a human being has an idea the only way of testing to see if it is relevant to the community is to try it. If people do not respond, then although it may have been a very good idea, the conditions were not right at the time. Do not take it personally.

If the initial formation, the vital stage is done without harmony it will probably not coalesce.  It’s all about the starting point. On a national stage, this is why so many big schemes fail because the parties with relevant knowledge have not been consulted and because pride and ego have taken their place. I dread to think how many billions of pounds have been wasted at the altar of insularity and power.

For statutory remits and where a larger amount of responsibility is involved I totally understand that a committee is the most appropriate way of discharging that responsibility. However for social and cultural activity where significant funds are not required, I suggest that the committee system is for the most part redundant.

I believe that through following the laws of nature, we are most likely to thrive. The need for human contact with others is hard wired into us. It is important that any new ideas are introduced without force and in a spirit of love and sharing. It is also important that if possible no intermediary party such as a committee should decide on other people’s behalf if an idea is good or not. An individual can have idea that could substantially change the environment. A seemingly simple idea could be a very exciting catalyst which could change the way that people relate to each other.

The text reads: OK, let’s go over this again:
You tell me your great ideas, I repeat them back to you,
then you tell me that I have a great idea and I get all the credit for it

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