Finding The New Good Life


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I had to go out and live in the full intensity of Nature’s Grand Adventure to find ‘IT’ for myself:  Crisscrossing much of the surface of this planet by yacht, bicycle, foot and skis to find out what this ‘IT’ is about….. I found many people, and communities who knew ‘IT’.  For some, ‘IT’ was just a memory, taken away by the anthropocentric colonialists who promised a ‘better ‘IT’.  A few were still living ‘IT’ and I stopped, chatted and learnt more about ‘IT’.  They were oblivious to ‘The Fracture’, and as they say: ‘Ignorance is Bliss’, and especially in this situation”.
But as I had these ‘IT’ experiences and saw how western ideology was being rolled out everywhere, I realised that Nature has long walked away from the whole of Humanity and the relationship between Nature has been long time fractured. 
Nature is now just doing what it has to do, in the void of human cooperation, but in the context of our anthropocentric arrogance and human pursuit of ‘mass planet destruction’…. Humans don’t belong, nor are wanted on this planet any more.  Not by any other creature but ‘our’ pets!  We are like alien pirates of rape and pillage, who seemingly have ‘somewhere else’ as home!
Nature is now correcting . Global warming, and Climate change are merely the symptoms of that corrective action. Sadly the innocent are being abandoned by Nature too, as it’s a ‘whole planet’ issue, and all humanity will be impacted. In ‘managing’ the Planet, Nature just deals with us humans as a whole colllective humanity.  So to repair the fracture we need to start dealing with ‘US’ as a whole humanity.  It is in this challenge we are failing, and maybe the core reason is western choice to develop in an anthropocentric context, rather than to develop with and adaption goal, that accepts:  Without Natrue we are Nothing! 

The Reality of The Chasm…..

Beyond the wonderful experience of seeing our amazing planet, Nature’s special wilderness, and understanding ‘IT’, this fracture, The Chasm, has made me all very sad!  I realise it’s not something I can just fix for me.  We as humanity have to fix it and it will take supreme desire and effort. 

The most difficult has been seeing that for almost forty five years of my life, I was contributing to ‘the destruction’.  I was just following the Western Success Ideology, oblivious to its myths, tentacles, and self-fulfilling lies that were leading me away from the most important earthly belonging relationship: that with Nature. 
As I ‘go my journey’, I find myself apologising to many of the younger generation I meet.  Apologising for My contribution to the destruction and asking forgiveness in MY open admission of my guilt. I request leniency in sentence, my mitigation presented in the fact that, way back in 2003, once I knew I was a complicit, Planet Destroyer, I have tried to stop, and as abruptly as I could… 2016/17 saw me live a One Point Zero lifestyle for more than 12 consecutive months. Read here.   
I don’t know what made me stop, go try and find ‘IT’ ?  
I have asked myself this question many times, but in the absence of rational reason, I sense the embers of my soul, almost extinguished by Western Ideology, had just enough glow to fuel the fire that took me on an amazing adventure and discovery that found ‘IT’ and the One Point Zeroearthly spiritual belonging context!  
Trying to have ‘IT’ a flourishing relationship, when Nature has turned its back on all humans has been my challenge since experiencing what the full ‘IT’ could be like!  In a spiritual context I do believe that living according to Nature’s rules does have some transcendental peace context, and knowingly contravening Nature’s rules has a soul eroding context. 
This is captured in the Pantheist views, and although I’m not a formal Pantheist, I do align almost totally with their views.  Here is an excerpt from ‘Elements of Pantheism’ by Paul Harrison:  
“Pantheists view their place in Nature as quite different from that of ‘other’ western ‘religions’. It does not see humans as masters of Nature. Neither does it see humans as stewards of Nature. (A steward simply managing for an absent master, Rather Pantheists see humans as members of the natural community of all life on earth with the same rights as other members, but with greater duties because of our greater power to do harm.  We must be partners and participants in nature.” 
You may see why I focused on our ‘Environmental Identity’ aspect and also why I believe One Point Zero is the conditional minimum for a relationship with Nature.  Anything less will not budge Nature’s cold shoulder! 
               How is your own ‘Environmental Identity’ exploration going???