How we come to our senses by learning to trust the call of our human nature sensory experiences and the call of natural systems within and around us.
|"We are dysfunctional socially and environmentally because we are cut |
|off and isolated from the world of nature and the natural." |
|-Albert Gore and others|
|"Project NatureConnect provides holistic sensory tools that help our |
|psyche genuinely connect with natural systems within and around us. We |
|overcome our dysfunctions and discontents and our personal, social and |
|environmental well-being improve through sustainable organic psychology |
|education andcounseling techniques that enable us to thoughtfully tap |
|into nature's balance, grace and restorative powers." |
|-Michael J. Cohen |
This treatise and its nature quotes demonstrate that we are born as part of nature and its perfection, its grace, well being, balance, beauty and restorative powers. Natureis held together, communes and interconnects itself as a global community through many natural attractions and sensitivity to them. We inherit the ability to consciously experience and register at least 53 of these natural attractions as our senses, such as thirst, hunger, sight, reason, community, temperature, consciousness and place. They are a unifying nature call.
Nature vs. Nurture: Ourculture/society educates, socializes and adulterates us to live, on average, 95 percent of our lives indoors, separated from nature. Over 99 percent of our human nature thinking is removed from how natural systems work within and around us.
Our 53 natural senses are frustrated and injured by their severance from their natural origins in natural systems. For relief, our indoor thinking attaches themto our less-than-perfect, cultural relationships and technologies. This conditions/bonds us to suffer our stress, troubles and discontents.
To make the human nature adaptations needed to improve personal, social and environmental well-being, we must use tools that help us transform our destructive bonding into constructive relationships.
This nature vs. nurture treatise helps us benefit from toolthat help us enjoy good experiences we have had or will have in nature, backyard or backcountry, or with our pet, or with the wind, sea or stars. Using numerous quotes it demonstrates that great thinkers throughout history have long recognized the transformation value and restorative powers of good experiences with nature and its call.
Authentic nature is non-literate. Dysfunctions arise becauseour society's cultural rewards habituate us to register our personal life, and all of life, through abstract language-reason ways of knowing and being that are foreign to the non-literate, attraction sensitivity way nature works. This removes from our consciousness the 53 beneficial, non-verbal sensory callings and balancing ways of natural systems and their rewards. We disconnect our thinkingfrom being sensitive to natural systems within us, too, our 53-sense inner nature (our natural born "inner child").
Because the rest of nature does not use our survival ability to think in abstractions, our literate intelligence prejudicially demeans and conquers nature, thinking it to be "dirty, illiterate, non-intelligent, bloody tooth and claw savagery." This fear prevents our thinking fromconsciously connecting with natural systems within and around us or even believing that this can be done. To our loss, our mind, heart and spirit can't benefit from nature's peaceful eons of sensitivity, wisdom and regenerative relationships because we disconnect ourselves from it.
We feel stressed and lackluster. We are unfulfilled and deficient due to our estrangement from nature's vitality. This...