Can you take it? I would suggest that you do not read this post any further if you are going to be sensitive or one-eyed or confused by self-confidence etc…
This is going to be a tough call because I am one of you and I often wonder if I am as objective as I would need to be ??
We are the most threatening virus on this planet. The identified contributors to climate change are ALL insignificant compared to the excess population that we continue to build on this Earth with minimum regard for the environment.
We are DISRESPECTFUL and IRRESPONSIBLE and still enjoy, no demand is more appropriate, all the rights we can identify.
Which means that we are about as far removed from The Code as we can get.
No more down that line of thought else I will be no more than a DoomSayer. And I do not want to do that. I really want to shock as many sane, considerate and thoughtful people as possible to directing their energies to living by The Code.
To me The Code is the simplest, most fundamental, non-cult, non-religious, non-sexist and non-discriminatory guideline/reference/ethical code/moral code that I have been able to identify. I DO BELIEVE that this code MUST be used, applied and ENJOYED for the benefit of the planet .
We really have to pull up our socks and do something to ensure that we stop being a virus and start being sentient and intelligent beings that can re-establish this planet as the garden of Eden which it undoubtedly is. Just think what a wonderful, luxuriant SELF MAINTAINING planet this would be without us. A fact that no-one can deny!
Back to Who are we? Or maybe we should take a moment to consider Who We Are first.
WHO WE ARE ? Well here is my perspective at this point in time :
WE are living, thinking and postulating beings that are on a relatively fragile but beautiful planet that WE are busy destroying. THIS is the RESPONSIBILITY that we are all going to have to understand AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT if we are going to be here very any longer.
Part 1 is the HUMAN BODY plus brain plus thought plus subconscious mind. WE exist, feed and breed through the means of our human bodies. Quite a large proportion of some of these bodies are now artificial. Taking this to a logical extreme these bodies are getting closer and closer to humanoid robots as more and more of the body parts are replaced by non-human spare parts. It is rather fascinating how humanoid robots and humans with artificial limbs are getting closer and closer. Certain parts are largely more complex than others so they will take some time yet. At the top of this list is the human brain vs. robotic Artifical Intelligence (AI). However this gap is closing. The subject of fears about AI and its threat to us is the subject of another post ( to come).
Part 2 is the SOUL. This is the difficult part. There are still many people who refuse to accept the existence of the SOUL. Rather like those that still claim the the 1969 American moon landing was a hoax. Ok.!! One more crack at convincing the non-believers because THE SOUL IS REALLY WHO WE ARE. The SOUL is the bit/piece/existence/being (?) that does the postulating bit which separates us from the rest of the planet at the moment. Close your eyes ( well not YOU else you could not carry on reading – so you need to do this with another person). Get the picture of an elephant. Very big, very overpowering, very impressive. Especially if you can then recall all the associated senses that go with the view of an elephant in the African wild. So we have this VERY SOLID picture of an elephant ? Ok !! So who is looking at this picture? The picture has been compiled from our memory, stored in the brain but WHO IS INTERPRETING and EXPERIENCING those visual, and maybe even audio, memories. IMHO this is YOU or ME. This is the POSTULATING being that drives us and empowers us to achieve both great and despicable things.
Part 3 is the UNIVERSE, INFINITY or dare I say GOD. Well whatever this is, is the ultimate being, the creator (for most religions no matter what they call their god) and I guess The Big Bang for people who are trying to be very scientific and material and atheist or agnostic. My understanding at this time is that GOD (in his very many guises) is the sum-total of all SOULs , the aggregate of all thinking, postulating entities The closest dissertations on this subject seem to be spiritism . In many ways this is another cop-out because no matter what our beliefs we always get to the brick wall ; but where did …. come from? or how can nothing cause a big-bang which results in the infinte universe. (Ok, sorry, it is not considered as infinite any more but expanding! Not sure which is more difficult to grasp? )
If WE can accept this as a fair summary of WHO WE ARE then we must realize how insignificant we really are in the scheme of things and no matter what we can achieve FOR OURSELVES means VERY LITTLE ultimately.
IT IS TIME TO DEVOTE A LOT MORE OF OUR ENERGY TO GETTING TOGETHER WITH OUR FELLOW VIRUSES AND ALL WORK TOGETHER TOWARDS THE GREATER RESPONSIBILITY OF SAVING THIS PLANET.
I believe that The Code can be a significant starting point. All we have to do is get a lot of people to accept The Code, agree with it and set about applying it to all walks of our lives.
Please help me to find a method of doing this,