Cameron’s movie, predicted-failure-turned-(not only commercial)-success, that gave this post its name: “seeing” as deeply relating to, tuning into.

YouTube credit: posted by on Oct 29, 2009


Picking up from the “…Amazing” post, I quote:

    … In my ES book, the AverageIsAmazingprinciple applies to both biotic and abiotic nature at large – every kitten, lion cub, tiger lily, grain of sand are unique and special, just for the fact of their existence – see posts
    ES Just Turned 3…
    and Jim Denevan’s Mayfly Perfection…

Competition, envy, low self-esteem, superiority ARE A HUGE WASTE of the beauty and richness of Diversity that our world has been gifted, where “world” equals “as far and deep as we can see~know~imagine, and we, humans, within it”.

Is harmonious Relatedness something new to our species? It has been discovered, writ in texts considered holy, has animated everyday life discourses through movies and comics books…:

Judeo-Christian:

    ‘love your neighbour as yourself’ (variations in Leviticus, Old Testament, aka Jewish Bible; Luke and elsewhere, New Testament)
    ‘seek and you shall find, ask and you shall receive’, ‘there’s more pleasure in giving than in receiving’ (variations in Matthew, John, Luke and elsewhere, New Testament)

Native American Indian cosmologies:

    give back what you take from Mother Nature; all is one, all is connected (pretty much synthesized in the belief system of the Na’vi

Tantra:

    see your partner as a handsome King/beautiful Queen, revere, adore them, tune into each other’s desires and rhythms…; attain to holistic and shared spiritual enlightenment (aka connection to the Divine) through profound sensorial awakening.

Movies:

    “I see you” (greeting of the Na’vi
    from the planet Pandora, of course)

Graphic arts:

    Superman making things right in comics books & cartoons…

. . . and it goes on and on, recurring through Time and Space – the same precious insight rephrased in repository after repository of humanity’s religious-spiritual, artistic-cultural epistemologies, from the most elevated to the most colloquial and mundane, for the oldest as well as for the youngest, reflected in pervasive streams of the social imaginary.

However, “Philosophical” Qs remain…

When did you last hear of:

  • SCHOOL PROGRAMS TEACHING YOUNGER AND OLDER ALIKE HOW TO SEE THE BEAUTY IN SELF, OTHER, NATURE, and doing it successfully on a large scale?

What we have is:

  • FORCING K12 STUDENTS TO DO VIVISECTION for the purpose of learning how biology “works”?
  • UNIVERSITIES METING OUT AWARDS FOR VERBAL DUELLING – what, you hadn’t thought of debates being verbal wounding & killing, for the reward/pleasure of dominating?
  • ZOOS EXHIBITING IMPRISONED ANIMALS RIPPED FROM THEIR HABITAT to teach the public what “wildlife” is like?
  • MINING COMPANIES SLICING OFF THE TOPS OF MOUNTAINS that have been gracing postcards/attracting tourists?
  • HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENTS/EMPLOYERS HIRING/FIRING THE “WRONG” PEOPLE, and how come their criteria are different than yours…?
  • COUPLES SPLITTING – but didn’t you say they’d been madly in love?. . .

I’d better stop! We all know how long the list can get.
 
I am not saying ANYTHING NEW above, just letting loose–yet again–a few elephants-in-the-room. Strangely enough, these are all too conspicuous (I can hear the gasp “Not this agaaaaiiiin!”), have induced numerous head-to-head standoffs, yet the cumulative result to date is on the keep-the-elephants-where-they-are side.

    We, humans, have generated the situations that match the questions, so
    What would it take to get the right answers,
    reverse engineer and re-create–
    the eco-consonant way?
    Our home planet IS
    in our own hands
    come what may.

If only nursery-style rhymes could drive the point in – potty-train polluting industries, coax politicians into changing their underwear, ULTIMATELY,

    teach ALL of us
    from grassroots to transnational magnates
    TO TAKE REGULAR SHOWERS NOT ONLY BECAUSE IT’S GETTING HOT!
Handheld Earth

Superimposed Design by ES | orig CC img credit: WeatherNetwork

P.S. If we [ES and I] may, the “stormy” allcaps above shall not be de-capped into lower case timidity.

We do not want to have other planets fingerpointing at us, Earth, or even galaxies looking down on our home Milky Way, now do we! [check out the amazing images links in the “Average…” post, ]