Nature is communicating with the U.S. quite strongly lately. Seeing this in such a powerful country that took upon itself the monumental task of managing the world, it really makes us stop and think. Are these events random? Can nature be controlled or does it completely control us? Is it in our power to change the destructive processes of nature?
When viewing nature’s system, which we currently have an abundance of scientific tools for examining, we see a balanced system with all its growing processes, species, compensations, and inter-relationships. At the same time, all the changes that are not necessary in nature took place and continue to take place wherever man intervenes. This is not so clear because it seems it should have been just the opposite: that such a sophisticated creature as man should have been able to conquer nature for his benefit in the fullest sense and with no opposition. Instead of that we see many reactions and signs that nature opposes us in negative ways: tsunamis, hurricanes, the extinction of species, and ecological deterioration. Is it just chance? Or is there some spontaneous reaction of nature against us?
A person in the U.S., and anywhere else in the world very naturally strives for a good life, whether through the people around him or through nature. Humans have a mental and emotional system that places us at the top of nature as the most developed creature. So what is it about our relationships that do not allow us to enjoy nature absolutely? Why does nature alienate us? Why can’t we figure out how to conquer nature and all of its forms in a balanced manner?
The global crisis, just as the natural disasters, is simply a warning sign for man. The tornadoes are coming to awaken us and make us focus on tomorrow. Tomorrow can leave the U.S. in charge of the new world, the post-crisis world that is still ahead of us, on one condition: We must search for the balance and collective responsibility of each person in the world, and every nation without any exceptions. We must act as a complimentary and overlapping system to nature’s system and be in tune with ourselves and nature. It is only then that we will discover the harmonious system of life in the renewed reality.
Whoever has any doubts about this can start looking into the latest scientific and biological research, and what physicists, sociologists and neurologists are saying. They are all beginning to identify a global system that we are on the verge of discovering. Research identifies the subjective connection of man to nature, and we still have our work cut out for us in applying these concepts to practical processes that will lead humanity to new achievements in the future. The choice is in our hands. All we have to do is connect the dots.
One area we should really be paying attention to is the role of major corporations in this process. How is it possible that at a time when so many leading companies are investing millions of dollars in sustainability programs, our world is becoming increasingly unstable? What is missing in all these well intentioned initiatives?
The following are some guidelines of steps we can take in the right direction:
1) Everyone in society and especially kids need to learn the laws of nature, which mainly involves learning how to treat our fellow man in an interconnected world.
2) Corporations need to rethink their CSR strategies and consider whether they are really making our world sustainable.
3) Rather than leaving our fate in the hands of people that don’t necessarily have our best interests at heart, we all have to begin taking direct responsibility for the society we are living in.
4) The world’s leaders need to put a global think tank of scientists together to provide the correct direction.
5) We all need to start paying a lot more attention to research about human nature involving how we think about and treat those around us.