- What is really important is that we remember who won the superbowl game.
Most of the beauty currently on earth developed over the last 250 million
years. Will we remember what that used to be like?
This feeling I have is discouraging. Malaise. Probably that is a big reason
people avoid consciousness of consequences. Paul Harvey news today announced
further spread of disease (mad cow & hoof and mouth) through various herds.
Also, he noted matter of fact the fast climate change occuring. Denial has
its way until it is too late. Then we get to surrender to fate and still get
to sit on our butts and do nothing.
Consequence consiousness is a midbrain-limbic-frontotemporal function.
Disturb this midbrain function and behavior turns primitive. Activity is
driven by spontaneous inclinations. Even pain is no longer a deterent to
repeating a behavior. With humans no longer fully developing their midbrain
we devolve ourselves away from consequence consciousness. It means nothing
to waste an afternoon watching men butt heads on tv while bulldosers finish
off the last of the life support system.
A PBS show noted our cutting of forests into segments begins the domino
effect. As one aspect lacks support in an ecosystem, being cut off, it falls
taking that piece of forrest with it. Then tumble the forrests as a whole.
The world's sixth mass extinction is well under way. No hope was offered for
stopping the dominos.
I remember this feeling of malaise in eigth grade taking an ecology class.
We were shown the principles of existance and shown that man does not follow
these principles. My relational-midbrain was not so dumbed down that I could
not relate. My life has been ecologically conservative since then. Should
more children learn the principles of existance? Sure. But that is not the
Midbrain function is damaged through lack of experiences, exposure to fear
and anger, and chemical abuse (also sugar and backlit screens). If this is
not corrected it does little good telling an individual how they should
relate to anything... they are not listening. Surely you have all
experienced the frustration of trying.
The Sudbury method, the Heartlight values, and Indigo objectives are broad
scope measures to develop abilities. These develop the midbrain and
relationship and consequence consciousness. A wholistic approach avoids the
intellectual training that divides the human brain and personality into
dominos. The way to interrupt the world dominos falling is to stop the
collapse of the individual. Not ony that, but there is an opportunity to be
a happy person even if no football game is on tonight and the fridge is out
There is an interesting correlation to brain development and the substance
of CWG books. In both we are asked to be happy and to be congruent in
thought, word and action (or thought, feeling, action). Our midbrain
relating using words and feelings is to be accurate with regard to thoughts
and actions. Action is from the reptilian brain, and thought, pure thought,
is the neocortex. Natural brain development completes the brain stem and
then raises that function into the midbrain. The midbrain development is
completed and then accumulated functions are incorporated into the neocortex
as powers to create. The three brains then function as one creator. CWG
notes Who we truly are -- creators. We create ouselves, and from that create
where we live. This is our responsibility to take, or not.
sources: Joseph Pearce materials, and "Contrasting Functions of Limbic and
Neocortical Systems of the Brain and Their Relevance to Psychophysiological
Aspects of Medicine, by Paul D. MacLean