Saturday, March 12, 2011
SuperForest . org
""SuperForest is a positivity blog.
SuperForesters are all over planet Earth, all united in exploring how to redefine "environmentalism" and "sustainability" to encompass every aspect of our lives.
Everything you find on this website has been personally created to uplift and inspire you.
""SuperForest shares is the Humanifesto, which in a nutshell says: You are the environment. If you do unto others as you’d hope they’d do unto you, your environment will be a peaceful and beautiful place, and perhaps inspire others to take responsibility for their own environments.
Firstly, You are the environment. (That’s the original Humanifesto’s core idea.)
Secondly, Truth is what you make it.
Everybody has their own truth. Most people even have multiple truths. So, collectively, we humans have created a planet with billions upon billions of “truths.” Each persons truth is both wildly inaccurate, (swayed by culture, upbringing, environmental conditioning, and so on,) and is also absolutely true, at least as far as the believer is concerned.
Seven billion people makes billions of versions of what is “true” and “false” and everyone is both totally right and totally wrong all at once. Funky!
The truth is a flexible and customizable concept. You can make it whatever you like.
I believe that people at their core are “good” and provided that their human needs are met, they will treat each other with kindness and respect. That is my truth. Other people would argue it with me, but it doesn’t matter, for it is my truth, and no one can take it away.
If I tell my idea of truth to someone else and they like it and decide to believe it for themselves, then my version of truth copies itself, (probably with minor alterations by the new believer,) and then there are two people sharing the same truth.
But just because two people believe the same thing, or twenty billion people believe the same thing, it has no relation to how essentially “true” our shared truth happens to be.
We could all believe that the sun was made of a lightly poached egg, and base our entire civilization around that idea, and it still wouldn’t be true. But try convincing us that!
What does this have to do with us, SuperForest?
Well, we are all meeting in this digital salon to share our truths. Our truths are the code that runs the human operating system. Truth controls behavior. If we SuperForesters create a culture of love, fun, sustainability, joy, sharing, co-creation, freedom, and peace, based on our shared truths, and that “truth” replicates and spreads around the globe, then we can potentially do a lot of good and save a lot of people from harm.
Allow me to attempt to sum up one of the core “SuperForest Truths” for your perusal:
We humans have the technology and the resources right now to feed, house, clothe, connect, and educate every human being on the planet, in perpetuity, and to not do so is impolite, and will nag at our consciences until we get it done.
With more people operating with that statement as a truth, we can affect real change, worldwide.
Thirdly, Mother Nature is in charge.
Like it or not, we humans have built in needs. We need fresh water and food. We need to bathe every so often. We need a place to put our manure, so that it can break down into its component elements. We need to laugh, to be touched, to be listened to and engaged energetically. We cannot escape these needs, for they make us what we are.
For ten-plus-thousand years, we have been at war against mother nature. We have fought with every trick in our fiendishly clever arsenal to subjugate and control the natural world, and by extension, ourselves.
And now we stand on the verge of simultaneously winning (and losing) the War against Mother Nature. For if we “win” we all die. Sadly, in this scenario, winning means destroying the natural world. And since we rely on the natural world for delicious raspberries, and clams, and a place to put our stuff, if nature gets messed up, we get messed up even worse.
But what if there was a way that we humans could live happily, have our needs met, AND the natural world could be rebuilt? What if we could have our cake and eat it too?
As in, what if we could have growth and civilization, and exploration, and clean sheets, and chocolate, and Ace Ventura movies, AND we could all live in a healthy and thriving eco system? Wild, savage, unexplored nature, and KardashianLand™? Mall of America AND Yosemite National Park?
When we come together on the internet and share our truths, we create a delicious hybrid of behaviors. With a mixture of old behaviors and new behaviors, we are creating a brand new operating system. And when the kinks are worked out, and this new way gets boiled down to its essence and is rapidly shared across the internet, the healing magic of this new hybrid behavior will be staggering in how quickly it revitalizes the planet Earth and its billions of users.
The three new givens:
1.) You are the environment. Say “please, thank you, and you’re welcome” and be nice to yourself and the people around you.
2.) The Truth is what you make it. Examine your inner truth, and see if it could use some updating, for it is flexible. Create a happy and loving truth for yourself and watch as the world around you blossoms. Share your truth if you like.
3.) Mother Nature is in charge. We must learn her rules and learn to dance with her. Without the natural world, we are lost. When we modify our behavior to include Her needs and rules, then everyone wins.
The pieces of the grand puzzle are before us on the table. The edges of the puzzle have been filled in, for they represent our human needs. The remaining puzzle pieces are the energies of the natural world. What the puzzle looks like when it is done is up to us.""
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