Nature as One Body
Development is determined by two factors: On the one hand, there are more and more individual details; on the other hand, they are interconnected, and their connection becomes more and more complex, interdependent.
The same thing happens within human society. The more that we evolved throughout history, the more connected we have become. Instead of one family, a number of families united into a single village. Then, a number of villages merged and transformed into a city. Several cities united into a single nation.
In our time, the nations are united and have become a global world. Regardless of our desires, borders between nations are becoming erased, open, and people move freely throughout the world. No one wants to sit on the ground; he feels a need to know the entire world. Today, there is no person who would not fly abroad.
In addition, the media provides us with information from all over the world. It would seem that I shouldn’t be concerned about what is happening on the other side of the world, in South America or Africa, but I feel my dependence on everything. This shows our progress.
An even greater advancement is felt in our inner connection, not just the physical connection of the world. We are beginning to discover that we depend on each other personally. Our thoughts wander all over the world. I myself don’t understand why such thoughts suddenly come to mind because I didn’t think like that before.
Today, I am seventy years old, and I see that 40 to 50 years ago I thought absolutely differently. Why did this happen; simply because of age? No, the fact is that all this time I was living in an environment that was changing and it changed me along with it.
That is, all of us depend on each other and are connected together like a single organism. Humanity is like a single person whose organs are all connected with each other. Not only people, but in general, all parts of nature are connected together. All of nature, the still, vegetative, and animate, depend on humans, and humans depend on them. All of this relates to one symbiosis called planet Earth.
Earth is dependent on the rest of the universe. Life on Earth depends on the conditions of the sun and the moon. If there are fiery eruptions on the surface of the sun, they bring disturbances to the electronic systems on the surface of the entire Earth. People who have heart or lung problems immediately feel this influence.
The moon affects the internal state of a person, something that is confirmed by doctors, psychologists, and psychiatrists. In other words, we are completely connected with nature, which is a single organism.
To be continued….
From the Israeli Radio Program 103FM 11/18/15