i’m looking for the face i had before the world was made. I was the primordial flaring forth, the gravitational waves, the whirling galaxies, and the exploding supernovas that would become stars and planets. I was the steaming planet Earth, the bacteria awash in the sea, and the early eukaryotes and multicellular animals. I exploded in the Cambrian explosion, stumbled onto land, walked with dinosaurs, saw trees and flowers appear, walked upright in Africa, and walked on the moon. I felt the embrace of gravity. I was one with all that had been and all that was to be. I…
Our Universe exists as a unified field or whole. Creative energy swirling as atoms, giving rise to molecules, forming galaxies, stars, planets, mountains, rivers and the bodies of all living beings. If this is so, why do we not “see” the world this way, experience our lives for the miracle it is? Forests, lovers, galaxies, flowers, rivers, mountains, moons and countless living beings- our Universe moves and dances as each of us. Born of Earth, animated by solar winds , we are the children of evolution’s story, Nature’s emergence on the stage of cosmic history. Birds calling, hurricanes swirling, bees…
We are in the midst of a sudden “bifurcation” in the evolutionary trajectory of a complex dynamic system. Bifurcation creates crisis, and crisis, as we know, is both danger and opportunity. Either way, it is a prelude to change. The challenge is to choose the change that leads to a sane and flourishing world. This is a real but non-recurring opportunity. Failing to seize it means returning to where we have been: facing the prospect of our collective demise. Because for the past several decades we have been exposed to a plethora of crises, and these are likely to be…
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Ζούμε σε μια εποχή κοσμικής διακλάδωσης, ζούμε σε μια εποχή άνευ προηγουμένου υπαρξιακών απειλών για τη ζωή στη Γη σε πλανητική κλίμακα, συμπεριλαμβανομένης της αλλαγής του κλίματος, της αποψίλωσης των δασών, της επισιτιστικής ανασφάλειας, της καταστροφής της άγριας ζωής, του υπερπληθυσμού, της θερμοπυρηνικής απειλής, των ακραίων οικονομικών ανισοτήτων και της μετακίνησης μεγάλων πληθυσμών εξαιτίας των παραπάνω λόγων. Η κοινωνία βρίσκεται σε αναταραχή, υπάρχει όλο και περισσότερη βία, υπάρχουν όλο και περισσότερες συγκρούσεις. Ενεργούμε σαν να μην είμαστε συνδεδεμένοι με τη φύση μας, με το περιβάλλον…
The eastern and Asian philosophies and religions were led through introspection, meditation, intuition, insight and mystical experience to the understanding of the deep structure of the natural world. We could say that they do not constitute philosophies, with the west notion of the term, since they are not expressed by the rational intellect, the logical argument and the declarative language of science, but by parables, allegories, images and poetic language. The eastern philosophy points a path to the revelation of truth, namely the living experience that humans, plants, animals, the planet, the stars, everybody and everything is One.
Embracing our oneness with nature be key to our survival. The unity is the invisible Intelligence and is embedded in the rhythms and relationships that observed in nature, We are the work of this cosmic intelligence. What is good for the whole system? On Earth, to the web of life on the planet, what is good for the whole system is good for us all. However, what may be good for a few of us in the short term is not necessarily good for the whole system. Because a few can distort the dynamic, the structure of the whole, by…
We know so little, so little, almost nothing,
and this is only truth, when and from where?
From the fissure of infinity and the unreel of time,
lonely splinters we wander on dreamy travels,
and the truth a flowing shadow and it call us, but the call still is not heard , nor does the caller reveal his face,
and people voicelessly love and die,
because the truth dosen’t speak but dance in the harmony of unity.
We live in a time of cosmic bifurcation, we live in a time of unprecedented existential threats to life on Earth, including climate change, deforestation, food insecurity, and wildlife numbers in free fall, human overpopulation. the society is in turmoil. There is more and more violence. There’s more and more conflict. We are acting as if we are unconnected to our own nature, to our environment, our own world and we produce high entropy and non-coherence . While the universe shows increasing complexity the human society shows disintegration. What dissolves? all the traditional systems of thought, metaphysical , theological, ideological…
We are all members of humanity, and we all belong to the global biosphere. We are members of oikos, the house of earth, which is the Greek root of the word ‘ecology’, and as such we should behave as the other members of the house behave — the plants, animals and microorganisms that form the vast network of relationships that we call the web of life. The outstanding characteristic of the biosphere is her inherent ability to sustain life. …
‘I want to open up the heart of humanity,
i want to know what’s inside her’’
‘’Look your own heart. you’re a collection from angels and demons,
fairies and monsters, a eternal battle is taking place within you’’.
By day and night, the shadow is chasing us,
and the edge of the cliff is our home,
accept your shadow, in the dark the eye begins to see.
Alexis Karpouzos (Greek : Αλέξης καρπούζος) is an Greek-born Philosopher, Spiritual Teacher and Author.