Global Warming: a symptom of ego in denial of fact

Albert Einstein, Chief Seattle, and the aboriginal peoples of the Tiwi islands understood the root cause of global warming: Humans see themselves as apart from Nature rather than a part of Nature. Einstein considered this fallacy an “optical delusion of consciousness” that necessitates our finding a “new way of thinking if mankind is to survive.”

Environmentalists and humanists have urged us for decades to embrace a sense of unity with others and Nature to promote understanding, world peace, and a sustainable future. In the face of Man’s explosive growth, our planet’s dwindling natural resources, and the climatic effects of pollution, a paradigm shift in how we perceive our place in the universe might avert a tragedy for life on Earth. Compassion has proved insufficient to spark this consciousness growth. However, a non-violent, worldwide campaign that acknowledges the social and ecological implications of quantum science might cast “oneness” in an acceptable light.    

An introduction to quantum entanglement:  

http://bit.ly/9DT8NX [and] http://bit.ly/ajbz2i

 Relevant quotes:

“In quantum physics, subatomic particles influence each other from a distance, and this tallies with the aboriginal view, in which people, animals, rocks, and trees all weave together in the same interwoven fabric.” Huston Smith

“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us the universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” Albert Einstein

“This we know: All things are connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of Earth.  Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” Chief Seattle, 1786—1866

“We shall require a substantially new way of thinking if mankind is to survive.” Albert Einstein 

“Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it.” Niels Bohr.

“I know that my unity with all people cannot be destroyed by national boundaries and government orders.” Leo Tolstoy, 1828-1910

“So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” Baha’u’llah, b.1817

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius–and a lot of courage–to move in the opposite direction.” Albert Einstein

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein

“A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.” Albert Einstein

“Even the weak become strong when they are united.” Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

“United we stand; divided we fall” Aesop, 620 BC-560 BC

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~ by jperrykelly on September 10, 2010.

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