Do we need cosmopolitan man

April 15th, 2013

We all struggle with our identity, the understanding of self and our relations to others. Modern culture is massive in that it puts pressure on us in many ways. Popular culture is also one where our jobs steal away our precious time, of consumerism, manipulation, lobbying and commercial interests and we are being chased in all directions at the same time. So matters are not so easy and you have to be determined to find yourself and make your life satisfying. It just is not good enough to sail along on events created for you by others. You must find your own pace in your own time.

We all need to think and act as we ourselves find out, find our own grounding, choose our environment where we may thrive. The globality that is insisted upon for all is not a sound one as our major concerns are local, and most global concerns are mostly made up out of thin air and aimed at confusing us.

At the same time there is the ecology and cosmology of it all. We are beings in a great system that is interconnected, evolving and not fully understood. Maybe we are all software in a big game and we do not know. There is therefore natural pressure within all of us to seek understanding and try to support the environment in all its diversity.

So do we need to know what everybody else is doing or thinking? Or to take part in discussing the many questions and matters that are possible to think about, to engage in and decide upon. The question of our group intelligence also enters into it. We must also find what decisions we really are capable of as a cosmopolitan group,  what really is our collective intelligence and upon whose authority we really are acting.. The next question is if we really can and should decide what everybody else should do, or if we rather should try to enlighten each other so that a good common understanding is achieved.

The many worlds of business, intellectuals, investors, politicians and others are putting up numerous issues for us to consider and babble about, but none of that is needed.

In a world of deeply ecological people this should not be necessary. Everything we do should be based upon acceptance of all other people, creatures and the environment itself. In all we do we accept the right of everybody else to realise themselves. The consequence of this is that great and deep changes involving all should be avoided because something or somebody might get hurt.

The matters concerning the global community should therefore be focused on understanding and improving our environment, understanding all creatures and aim to raise the consciousness of all. Most global issues like monetary issues, wars, illness, povert and others we are busy with today would then simply fade away and be replaced by issues of higher relevance.

Another main issue is that the thinking and talking should be reduced and replaced by people doing things like helping, creating and seeking. Prestigious projects and high winded thinking are all inside our heads only as a spin of no use.

Cosmopolitan man is the deeply ecological man and a person working on himself, helping others and the environment. That is all we ever need from all of us. Work on yourself, help others near you, be considerate towards the environment and we will all be doing fine.

Less politics, more community, better society

March 29th, 2013

Modern politics is turning into an undemocratic farce. Principles of government based on we the people, individual vote, open process and wide participation is turning into a narrow ritual for the few. New vigour is needed, and although the basic principles of one vote one man may stay the same the practical realities must change.

Some good ideas are easily found, namely the way of council and common pool resource administration. Combine this with a broadly based democracy and things will start to improve.

In most countries the political dimension has outgrown the ability to govern. All matters are political matters, there are rules for every little detail and the burden of all these rules are so heavy that society is starting to choke off.  The exception is that when you have rules made specifically to suit your purposes you thrive and all is well. So some few succeed, but the majority is choking or down right suffering. Increasingly the haves are growing powerful and their influence will soon be all-encompassing. The outcome is then that we the people are no longer a force.

The solution is simple to find, but near impossible to realise, and that is to pull a major part of all activity away from political influence, and to realise that politics is not an end in itself and that there should never be any liftetime politicians because their interests will then become fully vested. First we must is to abolish a major part of rules so that people are left to cooperation and their own devices instead. Then we introduce broadly based people’s councils with strong powers in all other political matters.

These councils should be found in all parts of all countries for both local and national matters. They will be based on the the way of council where everybody is allowed to speak (or not) in turn, and participants in councils wil be selected randomly from all walks of life, and will be changed on an ongoing basis. The aim is to start fostering and developing the idea of common or public wisdom, considering deeply all sides of a matter, all ideas that people have in a matter. This has to do with group dynamics and the processes that may start between people physically and spiritually. All competition between parties and person is taken away, and a true consensus is sought. The principles of council should also be introduced in other matters like school, business and organisation as a way of deciding common matters.

Futhermore the principles of management of common pool resources should be adopted whereupon areas of common interest is managed by a group of engaged users of the resource, service or facility that we have. Forests could be managed in this way, and the principles could easily be adopted to a number of fields like fisheries, schools, roads or the internet. Members of the groups should also here be continually changed so as to avoid vested interests.

These methods could reduce corruption, special interest influences, short term considerations or power mongering. They are good and sound principles that have been tried for millennia under other circumstances in many places, and it is time to seek adoption of them in our times and circumstances. All citizens should have the right to call a council in serious matters, to be heard and have their concerns enlightened.

The way we run our societies today is full of negative consequences and this should be changed. The best way to start is to adopt these three principles and let it grow from there.

Being a deeply human being of the Earth

February 15th, 2013

We are unsure who we are or why we are here, and we have been struggling with that question for almost 3000 years. There will be no peace of mind until we get a basic understanding on this matter, so therefore we must strive to move ahead.

Here are six points to consider in order to move closer to an understanding of yourself and your role on Earth:

  1. You obviously have great powers and potential, but you do not use them rightly. The capacity of a human is greatly underestimated and underutilized, and we can say that the task is to find your ecological self which is a wide concept because through that you will be able to understand your role better. This finding of your own ecological self is entirely of your own making. Only you can decide what that will be.
  2. When we become mature we probably can not avoid identifying ourselves with all the other living beings that are here, and find intense empathy with all other living beings. The simplicity, the connectedness and the beauty of it all will strike you as convincing.
  3. We must seek a wider maturity of the self and include nature in a new concept of an ecological self, in the totality of all living beings. The ecological self is a wide and deep self and it is to be found in an environmental setting.
  4. Life is fully realized in ever increased selfrealization, and the fullest possible selfrealisation is extremely deep and broadly based. Selfrealisation is to see the ultimate being or your God face to face and to understand the totality of the cosmos. This also means naturally suppressing your own ego so that your mature self may emerge.
  5. The process of identification with others in the widest sense is hindered if we hinder the selfrealisation of all other creatures, meaning live and let live, meaning seeking the oneness of all life. So selfrealisation for all is the task ahead of us, working on yourself and letting others do likewise.
  6. The challenge of today is to make possible the joyful existence for all. We must not outdo others in competition, but show care for others and embrace the world. What we must try is to have people be inclined to engage in beautiful acts, to seek and find the immense richness of  free natural behaviour and landscapes.

If we can achieve deep personal realism, we can find right behaviour related to ethical environmentalism.

Adapted from Arne Naess Thinking like a mountain, NSP

The rottenness of the company construct must be resolved

February 11th, 2013

Most people work in companies as this is deemed the easiest way to get a job, it offers many kinds of challenges, the possibility of getting a good salary if you succeed, many kinds of occupation and so on.

For managers it is the best way of running a business today.  It is efficient, structured, flexible, the structures are easy to establish and change, finance is available and hiring and firing people is not difficult.

For investors it is so that they can buy and sell companies easily and their metrics are easily understood. Strategic alliances can be formed and disbanded with no hassle. If companies are well run they are an investors dream. To make companies well run you just push hard and persistently and the money rolls in.

Companies are like machines, and it is quite easy to forget the humans involved in all the routines, the techniques, the hard work and the conformisms required to make a company a success.

The big companies of the world are getting bigger all the time, and we now have companies that are present in many locations all over the world, they are significantly powerful, some are economically bigger than many states, many have hundreds of thousands of employees, have become a political force and are hugely important in many communities.

The pressure for continued growth as expressed in size, shareholder value, profits and fights against regulations of many kinds make companies enter a new phase of development, and some negative overtones have emerged.

But all in all we may easily conclude that companies have been a major success, gradually being built over the last few hundred years.

Many companies are now entering a new phase where self-interest is more pronounced than before. The pressures on the company have increased, and they are of many kinds.

Increased competition have made it harder to make money, so has more regulation and rules, the is a constant need for innovation, increased welfare among employees have made it harder to employ people, the increased mechanisation of jobs are dehumanising and boring and technical development are creating new ways of doing business at an astounding rate.

The distance between global headquarters and local businesses often make cultural differences an issue, and higher educational levels and insistence on freedom of enterprise make new forms of employment and cooperation necessary. The differences between localities are slowly disappearing.

The company man now want a piece of the cake, not just wages as he has ideas and tools to perform in new ways. This is about education, new technology and growing wishes for less servility and more independence.

Many companies are now so powerful and big that they have become dangerous in many ways. They won’t abide by rules, they just do what they want as profit is threatened.  Their inherent logic is becoming too strong, and many people in such companies are becoming dangerous too as they will do most anything to achieve their goals. They are under heavy pressure to achieve their goals and to do what they are paid for – regardless.

So there are signs of development in the form of new organisational varieties, more cooperation, more sharing, more thinking and acting about human values.

But the road ahead is not clear as too many companies are pursuing fully self-centered strategies. A more human world is needed, a world where reason, sharing, equality and cooperation are the new paradigms. Much more needs to be done, much more to put a human face on the way we do business.

Cancer and the unbelievable confusion over body mechanisms

January 21st, 2013

We are all looking for the truth, also in the field of health and what food to eat to have an optimal health. But there is no consensus to find in this area, no agreement. This clearly indicates a deep lack of real knowledge.

Let us look into the connection between cancer and lifestyle including food, stress, exercise.

The German physicist Virchow stipulated that all new cells are made by the existing cells. So in the case of cancer the cancerous cells come from cell division of existing cells. This basic premise is possibly wrong according  to a paper published in 1976 by the Japanese doctor K. Morishita The Hidden Truth of Cancer .

We do not know the cause of cancer. It is now defined as a a sudden change in cell structure with a change in DNA following thereupon. The whole world including the cancer industry and modern medicine will benefit if we find and can pinpoint the cause of cancer.

This will also learn us to live healthy and happy lives as these things are probably connected. Morishita’s hypothesis is that unhealthy living causes cancers.

Cancer is now officially described as malignant cells that suddenly mutate from normal cells, leading to invasive growth and metastasis.

The major question today is: Why have these cells formed at all? There is no answer to that because the present cancer theories are wrong. Modern medicine will never find the answer. Cancer can not be sudden – out of the blue – it must have a cause.

At present the care of cancer is surgery, chemicals, radiation. Officially we believe that cancer is incurable and deadly for the patient, but that the patient can be kept alive for a time with medication.

Morishita hypothesises that cancer is linked to the food quality and quantity, and he has confirmed that via experiments of many kinds. Longevity, character and cause of disease is linked to diet. Food is life. Cancer, heart disease, mental disorders, and all chronic illnesses depend on diet.

The basic principle must be found, and then it can be applied to all other diseases.

Animal and man receive their nutrition through the intestines, plants via their roots. Modern physiology says that the intestine does digestion and absorption of foods. This is wrong.

The villus of the intestine is like a n amoeba. Here physiological production of blood takes place. The food is transformed into red blood cells by the villus. These cells then turn into body cells. The red blood cells gather and form organs and tissues. Therefore our body is about transformation of food.  Food is life. The red blood cell is the fundamental material of our body. Food is digested and transforms itself into a red blood cell and then becomes a body cell. Body cells may reverse into red blood cells under conditions where normal production of red blood cells stops because there must always be enough blood cells in the body to transport necessary oxygen to the organs of the body. The result of this reversal is a loss of weight, and if it continues you will die.

Cancerous growth starts because the body is acidic. The cancer cell is a body cell which has been transformed from a red blood cell. A red blood cell attaches to a a cancer cell and transforms into a cancer cell. The cancer growth is stronger than that of normal cells, and will dominate.

Cures for cancer are found in China, India etc. in the form of plants and herbs that rebalances the body fluids. The basic premise of a cancer cure should be to attempt to restore our natural healing power so that cancer cells become red blood cells. This means restoring the natural alkaline acid balance of the body. To do this cancer therapy should be changed into dietic, mental and physical therapy. Cancer is caused by malfunctioning of body cells due to adverse living conditions that leads to acidic body fluids.

As a preventive measure one should live near nature, avoid commercial food, eat organically grown food, avoid syntethic chemicals, keep fit, avoid mental stress.

Our diet must be slightly alkaline. The main factor in keeping a body healthy is keeping a proper alkalie acid balance in the body. Your body is naturally slightly alkaline, and your diet should aim at keeping it so. It is important to check your food for acidity, and a good balance is achieved by eating 70-80 % alkaline food.

A good long term balanced diet is what is required, and this is maybe best achieved through juicing of greens as a mainstay of your diet. Extremes of eating should be avoided.

An important part of this regimen is to have enough water in your body. When we are born we are 90% water, when we die we are 50% water. Water intake should be 2-4 liters per day of ionized alkaline and hard water.

Salt is in there too, with many tasks, the most important one is to be basis for a good acid in your stomach. Salt should be unrefined pure sea or mineral salt.

Exercise frequently and lightly with a varied program. Extremes are not healthy.

These are all taken from literature, but think for yourself about what is right.

There is a big controversy coming regarding cancer, and maybe we will have a revolution soon.

May be the situation is more complex that shown here. but so far this all seems to go well together: acid alkaline balance, water, salt, exercise, mental control.

More details will be found and presented. Follow this space, and do some thinking for yourself.

Innovation is always there, but takes a rest now and then

January 16th, 2013

Innovation is the salt of the Earth, and human imagination and ingenuity has made incredible deeds over the centuries. New technology is useful, and will be adopted gradually, but innovation or invention is the best and often gives the big leap forward.

Technology moves ahead as people search and test and build, uncovering hidden truths. Innovation moves ahead as people think anew, find new ways, surprise others, make new combinationsstructures and uses. Sometimes it is called invention too.

Innovation sometimes seems to stop, but that will not be for long. Human creativity and ingenuity always come back to lead us on.

Therefore be patient as somebody will to your surprise soon amaze you.

Things may be changing too. The traditional supremacy of the West and Japan may be taken over by China and others. China was a great innovator once and can be so again.

Technology, invention and innovation all hang together, but for companies there must be a business model in there. A number of factors must be well done for you to succeed as an innovator.

Innovation is the result of hard work, well planned and executed and is no happening. The components and operation of a best practice innovation management system can be as follows:

  • Specification of the segment of customers a company wants to offer value to.
  • Overall view of a company’s bundle of products and services that are of value to the customer.
  • Values you are contributing to: ecological, working conditions, pollution, etc.
  • Choice of distribution channels or how to get in touch with the customer.
  • The kind of link a company establishes between itself and the customer (customer relations)
  • The arrangement of activities and resources that are necessary to create value for the customer.
  • The resources that can be deployed by the firm to create value for the customer including the basis for the company’s competitive advantage
  • Evaluation of networks / partnerships / cooperative agreements with other companies in order to create value for the customer
  • Cost structure – the means employed in the business model.
  • Intellectual Property Rights IPR are also deemed important as a source of revenue.
  • Efficiency in details and systems could also be part of the work.
  • Incomes: state how to make money through a variety of revenue flows.

To get the right ideas coming up you have to inspire and organize a flow of suggestions as to what can be done. Do not suppress any ideas, even if it is not used directly it can be developed and also inspire new ideas.
So therefore find, start or get hold of:

  • Suggestions from all parts of the organization and membership from all parts of the organisation
  • External proposals from customers, suppliers, interested parties, whoever. Maybe have a blog?
  • Innovation groups for discussions and workshops, maybe with external participants
  • Innovation function in the organisation/office handling the suggestions
  • Corporate/company head of innovation
  • Innovation meetings structure for sorting, preparing and pre-development of ideas
  • Development of innovation suggestions, decisions
  • Presenting the chosen suggestions
  • Project establishment follows thereafter. All innovations must be established as a separate project to be successful!

Some documents are needed to manage the process:

  • An Innovation Strategy aligned with and driven by the larger organisational strategic objectives
  • An Innovation Program listing all innovation projects that are intended to be commenced over the coming period
  • An Innovation Plan outlining all the ongoing or imminent innovation projects over the present budget year including evaluations and suggestions for corrective actions
  • An Annual Evaluation of the outcomes of the innovation projects including financial outcomes.

There it is, or your adaptation of that.

surely to be good at innovation you must have an innovation system, so your attention is focused in a certain way and supported by management techniques.

You must accept all ideas that fit with your intentions, strategy as innovation must be in the proximity of the world you have made for your company. Alternatively you must start a new company.

You must be prepared to fail many times. you must always take in unexpected inputs from all over the place, most good things are bottom up or inside in. You must make room for halfbaked ideas and apparent sillyness, you must be able to grow ideas and supplement them.

Forget history – innovation is not there.You are looking for the hitherto unseen. you must also find the right place and time.

Test and test, be smallscale and see what happens. Be incredibly patient, keep a burning desire going, persevere, drop it but don’t leave it, and try something else. They say that 300 ideas give one success.

An established organisation does not like innovation as it breaks all the established routines, it scares people, they’d rather not have it.

When you deem an idea good and decide to develop it, you must establish a proper project with a link to your strategy, proper connection to management, a good project with fine funding, a fair timeline. You must run the line fully out and do a properdevelopment and marketing etc. If it comes to nothing, fold it, try another, and keep them all on your list.

Stick to your methods, let your organisation see what you do and feel your determination, allow input spesifically to projects, keep disipline tight on operations and loose derogatory talk, let them all learn, keep developing your methods.

Innovation is a game of ideas, not always very coherent, intelligent or calm, but keep it going, check what you have, see when you can use it.

Creativity is what is about, letting it grow, letting it survive, not killing any thing.

Drama, creating differences, non-conventionality, stopping and starting, rolling out projects, disappointment, elation. It becomes a lifestyle, you live with it always.

Conclusion is that you arrange a methodical, conscious, loose approach – you must combine all – and you may, well, perhaps succeed.

What will the next big thing be – yours? Keep trying, man.

People matter very much, so let us get back to small units of activity

January 15th, 2013

Systems, technology and finance are driving the world forward. Everything is centralised, large scale, impersonal, owned by a few, ordinary people are becoming underlings. This force seems irresisistible, it is perhaps forcing us into a permanent situation.

Production in all fields of endeavour like industry, agriculture, transportation seen in isolation is doing fine with bigger and bigger units, bigger profits, cheaper and better products, great innovation. The forces underlying this trend are nowhere near their limits – there will be much more of the same, much, much more.

We must adress one serious issue of this development, and that is that humans are suffering in many ways. In spite of the economic growth we have had, the working conditions for people involved are bad. There are supreme stresses and demands on people, like never before in history, and the sum of workplace conditions have become inhuman. These stresses are not physical, they are mental. Your independence is gone, you are being bossed around. This happens in spite of the high standard of living we have achieved in many places.

We must stop and think hard about the effect this high tech race is having on us, and really work out how it can be stopped.  If we do no not do that we will end up like microchipped zombies without any control of our own life.

The social side of our lives is also strongly affected, and the result could be a society where we all are locked into a netbased, fully chipped system where all units – both people and things are fully integrated and fully controlled.

Is it too late?

No, definitely not as we are still able to decide our own future. The emptiness of our present secular technical civilisation is increasingly evident, and the craving for a holistic materialistic and spiritual civilisation is already growing strongly.

We also need a new economics that include spirit and conscience, moral purpose and the meaning of life so that there is a real possibility of fostering high grade behaviour among people.

The other side of the coin is the lack of sustainability. Our methods of production for industrial goods, food, chemicals, transport, radiation, waste, emissions, pollution … are clearly not sustainable, and will have to be changed. The use of energy is clearly too high. The spending of nonrenewable resources is not sustainable, and will have to be modified. There is also constant fighting for resources of all kinds.

The social consequences are negative as stressful work all day is the norm in order to uphold consumption. The social connections of most people are being broken, and it is now all about work, consumption and pleasure. This life is not interesting enough in the long run, so people spice it up with entertainment and drugs.

This must change. We shall not cut back, but change our ways so that we widely enrich ourselves and have peace in a sustainable world.

The subject of quality of life is the essence of the future. Consumption must be built up for poor people, but others must now consider a change in their ways. We must find the sustainable levels, the spiritual and moral qualities we need to build a better and permanent future.

The central point of it all is our use of fuel to propel our activity where sustainable methods must be found.

We wish to enter a world of permanent economics, and to do that we must find ways that do not destroy our societies and our people, and do not lead to enormous concentrations of capital and equality. The key is wide or best full participation by all people.

To achieve this machines and equipment must be cheap so that everybody can afford them, suitable for small scale application and compatible with mans creative needs. Small scale activity is the key to our future.

So engineers and inventors should design machines that makes this possible so that – in turn – people can do worthwhile work on their own or as part of a local small cooperative. They may thus be independent of bosses and working for the local market. They would also be able to free themselves from the hassle of consumerism with advertising and buying pressure. This would also mean decentralisation of economic power, and a better democracy.

Society would be transformed too with less forced urbanisation, less crime and violence.

The present development of ever bigger machines, more and more concentrations of capital are forcing us into a society no one really wants.

So we put ourselves back on the road to a positive future where people are independent, mainly manage their own activity,  are creative, live in good places, have time for more than labor.

The development we see can be changed if we first put our minds to it, start in a small way and then build up the pressure based on the results we will see.

Science or not – we must get to our soul and use it too

January 11th, 2013

Our food is without doubt converted into both soul and muscle, making it possible for man to move about and to think, evaluate and feel. The immaterial side of man is surely part of us too.

Man is enveloped in electromagnetic fields, the atoms in our bodies follow the laws of physics, quantum mechanics, frequencies, radiation, but precise knowledge of this side of us is scant.

The soul or psychic side of our being is not given the attention it deserves, and it is almost hidden among people who think in mysterious ways, are psychics, alternative thinkers or mystics. It is considered non-scientific, it can not be measured and tested.

We should all be more interested in developing the science of this part of man. We must try to bridge the gap between physics and metaphysics. It could be good for all, in many ways.

It is about intuition, sensing others, communication between people, higher consciousness, remote sensing, healing, spiritual growth, energy and more.

There are many practitioners around, all claiming knowledge of a hitherto diffuse kind. We must persevere and try to understand what is going on. If this is true humankind could benefit greatly. It could even help us understand our connection to the greater we.

Mainstream media have often contributed to misconceptions and myths.

So these are a few notes of supposed relevance:
Many people are said to have psychic abilities as they are in real practice able to heal people, to see things that are hidden. People engage in meditation, affirmations and emotional healing, we learn about Chi and psychic energies, practice psychic self-defense and learn energy manipulation, we master psychic readings, psychometry, psychic healing, telekinesis, remote viewing. The effect of placebo lacks a clear understanding.

The psychic potential is great according to practitioners. We could all live a happier life using the spiritual tools and gifts we were born with in a way that fits into our everyday life. We may boost the brain’s physiological performance, seek spiritual intervention, have the readiness and capacity to clear our minds and be able to distinguish between psychic intuitiveness and normal imaginations. Unlocking psychic power is an art that can only be perfected through patience and practice.

Themes of interest are telekinesis, telepathy, astral projection, aura reading, clairvoyance, divination, past life regression.

We also have psychokinetic abilities known as electrokinesis which is the metaphysical manipulation of electrons, and autokinesis which is the metaphysical manipulation of energy.

Parapsychological research with individuals possessing these abilities within a wide range of strength and precision have been undertaken, but there is no clear science of seeing or healing yet. Enhancement stones which are stones, metals and crystals been proven to enhance this ability.

Electrokinetics and autokinetics which communicate with electrons or general energy to create a form of electrical or energy surge or “solar flare” which are high temperature small waves that can be created up to 10 to 15 feet. These surges are locally created through communication or emitted out of the body, primarily through the hands or feet.

Mystics, philosophers, religious teachers and shaman throughout time claim that the third eye is the gateway to develop our higher self and experience deeper life meaning. Pineal gland and third eye is the same and is about developing your higher self. The saying is that we are capable of exciting higher self and 3rd eye experiences.

The brains of Tibetan monks who have meditated for 40+ years are said to have remarkable levels of conscious awareness.

There is also now a shamanic renaissance concerned with shamanic healing and the technology of the sacred.

Several authors claim that the laws of physics do not have to be rewritten to explain how psychic abilities work. They state that psychic abilities are possible due to wirelessly transmitted data and commands weakly emitted through the mind and bodies own natural electromagnetic radiation. Psychokinesis is possible by means of coupling critically tuned frequencies operating in the electromagnetic near-field.

Wireless transfer of energy and data is said to require a strong coupling between an electromagnetic resonant object and a kinetic/psychic. This coupling is possible by the transmitter and receiver being critically tuned to the same metaphysical frequency.

There is more: Many kinds of kinesis, there is astral projection and remote viewing, empathy, telepathy, clairvoyance and precognition, postcognition, oracles and mediums, divining and oracular abilities.

There is surely more. This area of human activity must surely be pulled out of its scientific darkness, into the light and made us of by all.

Follow this space and you may be enlightened. One day, a day of future thrills, we will see more.

Spiritual enlightenment: A tiny weeny thought about why you are here on Earth

January 3rd, 2013

It is not wise just messing about on Earth, you may seriously damage both yourself and others, and the Earth itself to boot.

Today materialism is rampant, the world of technicalities is all we have, we are losing ourselves. It is time to start the work to see ourselves.

So please start some work on yourself and try to understand who you are and what you do on the Earth. You should also think a bit about how to transcend as a human being, so as to have a life that is a good as possible, and what your role could be if you put your mind and abilities into it. You are the only one who can do this, but support can be found everywhere.

When we are born we know nothing, and gradually your personality is built. You have a body, intellect, emotion, instincts. Things soon start to fall into place for you and you function in all practical ways.

The big challenge is to find why you are busying yourself in all manners and ways,  why you are here? What is the purpose of human life? What is the nature of reality?

Religion as it is practiced today does not give you an answer. We must search to find the best of mans teachings, the teaching before religion, the original myths,  what we found to be right then, and turn that into teaching that is valid today. There surely are basic truths to be found that we can build on, that earlier generations have found.

We are searching for man’s connection to a higher level of creation, to look for how we can attain a harmonious development of man. We wish to build man’s collective memory, to develop thinking that can be the basis for future development. This could be the best cumulative understanding of the human condition both individually and collectively.

We must find the issues that are continuous and universal, the issues that we can build our civilisation upon. At the moment these truths seem to have been forgotten.

Humans are part of the ecosystems, but believe they can exist by themselves. This is not true as the interconnectedness must be universal, and we must strive to understand these links. The questions of body and soul are central.

The soul side of our existence is not accepted, it is tension filled as it is not scientific (today). Understanding can only be achieved through effort. The objective of it all is to find our role in the cosmos and establish a dialog with what is above us spiritually. The challenge is to achieve a higher and more profond human experience.

Einstein has been quoted as saying: “There is a spirit manifest in the laws of the universe, a spirit vastly superior to that of man. There is a conscience”

This hierachy is hidden from us today, but will allow us to be part of cosmos and grow in consciousness as part of the cosmos, and in conscious harmony with it.

The knowledge we are thus seeking can not be subject to changes over time and space.

The way to go forward is the 4th way (the others being the way of the fakir, monk, yogi) and that is huge.

It is about searching for the limits of the human mind, to raise man to a higher mind, find objective knowledge of the same kind that governs the universe that we call science. This will be the science of the cosmos and man’s place in cosmos. It is universal and will stay so, there is no right way, no owner, nothing can change it.

People have known it before and practiced it, it comes from over us, and our job now is to find it, work at it so we can understand who we are. It is about microcosm and macrocosm, man and universe, finding and understanding the universal laws that penetrate everything.

We must study both man, nature and the universe as the same laws govern it all. Man must study himself, each one of us must do that, and by doing this he finds the world.

We have never studied ourselves and the lack of knowledge of our self stops us knowing the world. Any knowledge is only valuable if it helps man’s self-knowledge.

Knowledge is about context, about finding that little bit that helps us understand ourselves.

We all want to grow, to become more than we are. Practical work is needed, consciousness over time and this requires constant work.  Here self-remembering is the key – get rid of noise, mechanical life ans work to find your own self. If you can manage self-remembering you can manage to work towards consciousness.

If you can awake your consciousness you can become a real being. There are many ways to do it and you must find your own way. Working towards consciousness is hard, and it is not required, you do it if you want to. Evolution of consciousness is rare, but conscious individuals can do it. It is a chance, it is an untrodden road, it is risky.

But its dimensions are great as it is about man’s place in the universe and understanding yourself. Your reward may be to grow a higher being body, see the endlessness of  the universe and man, get nearer to the purpose of human life.

It is also about neutral, non-egoistic love, your ability to function in a huge cosmos.

Start the hard work, stay at it for long, even if your only reward may be found in the satisfaction of having tried hard.

Our world needs your work on yourself.

The water of your life is in your body. If it is good your life is good.

January 2nd, 2013

Nutrition is about many things, and water is truly significant.

Most of us use water from public pipes, believing that the water we drink and wash with is fairly healthy. A large number of people have no water on tap and have to make do with whatever they manage.

But consciousness about water quality standards is getting increasing focus, and rightly too as it is very important regarding your health and your longevity.

Ideally good water from public networks is what everybody should have. That is cheap and convenient, possibly even healthy. Many are near that ideal, but once again we should raise our consciousness about what we really use.

Bottled water is big business because it it deemed safer, better in some way. Many people get water filters – there are many kinds -to make sure their water is Ok. Some people even have water filters on their showers to make sure.

Water as we use it now are of many kinds because the water standards vary widely. Pollution is an issue, and substances added to the water is another.

The sources of water are surface water, groundwater and rinsed water from public systems. Water contains many minerals and metals, bacteria, microbes, pollution from soil or industry, leakage of various kinds.

Water is special because it can hold many substances, it may be clean or not clean, it may be dangerous to your health, even toxic or it can be good for your health.

Everybody must have ample water as our bodies comprise about 75% water. If we get too little water our health is affected. So we must drink water, depending upon the size of your body about 1.5 – 2.5 liters pr. day.

Health effects of lack of water are tiredness, bad digestion, premature aging, pains and aches in many parts of the body. Health risks from bad water is heart attacks, cancer, chronic diseases.

Water facilitates circulation of fluids, lubrication of joints, helps stabilize body temperature, it holds dissolved minerals to be used by body tissues.

Water containing calcium and magnesium is called hard water, which results in less cardiovascular disease.

In some places abpout 2100 chemicals have been found in drinking water. This is clearly not acceptable, and regulations should be put into place.

Chlorine and fluoride are not acceptable substances in drinking water. Both are harmful to our health, and fluoride have no beneficial effects related to dental helath.

Water is also used for washing, showering and absorption of chemicals take place through your skin. We also inhale water steam when washing and chemicals contained in the water may be absorbed.

From many sources there now seems to be agreement that the main factors to watch are

  • hardness – content of calcium and magnesium where a good value is 170 mg/L
  • total dissolved solids TDS with 300 mg/L
  • pH alkaline of 7.0 or higher

Discussions about water standards are just beginning, and knowledge is building. Our administrative systems for handling of water matters should also be evaluated. Perhaps some sort of common pool resource management should be considered.

So check out your water, both what it contains and also what it not contains. Your life and your health depend upon it. If you don’t like it you must fix it.