I am an acrobat
Almost a clown
Shapeless with the
Universe of shapes inside
I am an acrobat on Earth
I am a song
A melody of life I am
With a sensor on every part of Earth
Bendr-auti prasideda kaip ‘bendra’. Tarsi nematomas vakuumas. Jame esame kartu, nuo sekundės, kai prasidėjo mūsų bendra-vimas. Įdomu!
Commun-ication sounds like ‘common’, Like vacuum we share. From the moment we started to commun-icate.
o ji žvelgia
Sharing at the final Living Systems Collaboratory session
“If Universe created humans, how come we’re creating activities that are against it…”Mansoor
It seems to me that destruction is part of transformation process. So perhaps humans are going through personal transformation now, so that the minds evolve to a higher consciousness.
Let’s take a body pain as example. To me, a headache is always a signal to adjust my lifestyle/actions. So, what we’re seeing now in the world is a sea of signals to adjust our lifestyles.
Can transformation happen in some other way? … It can too, with more time, with millions of smooth transitions like water polishing the rock. A shift towards tiny smooth transformations is a transformation in itself.
Brain as Hub
I’m curious about Mansoor’s thought on “brain as a hub”. I don’t understand it yet, so I have no comments! Oh, I have questions. How come brain is a hub and not the entire body as a hub?
I’m exploring how gut is responsible for a human body wellbeing and how the wellbeing of the gut links with the brain. So, is brain the hub or the gut? Or …?
When I walked the other day, I thought about someone’s comment on “fish doesn’t know they’re in the water”. So, would we say that humans developed the brain to see the whole and then look after the whole?
Hmm, but how do we know that fish doesn’t know they’re in the water? I’d like to be careful of praising humans for their ‘awareness’. 🙂
Left and Right Brain
When I walked today, I thought about words we use, “right brain” and “left brain”, “linear” and “non-linear”. I enjoyed Ilaria’s comments in LSC Lab Hours that from neuroscience perspective there’s no “right and left brain”.
But also I’m curious about ideas that different parts of the brain are activated when we “think creatively” and “think analytically”. I did some course a while back on “Learning How To Learn” and it showed some graphics on that… Today I was thinking, I notice a difference when I need to approach a logical task with imagination or just by pure “lets do it fast” approach. In the course, they referred to these states as “focused” and “defocused brain state”, where defocused state is about making unexpected links in the brain that leads to unexpected insights/solutions, while focused state is about employing the brain to bring back the facts (from one of the memories we have, I don’t remember how they are called now).
So, my challenge to myself now is to use more of defocused states for logical tasks – say fixing a website error – by going for a walk first. 🙂
A cool take-away from the talk was a reflection on my question:
I discovered this question when writing MUTANTU comic book, and where I make links between climate change on Earth and heatwaves/inflammation in the human body. So, I was/am curious to explore, how this question can be tested at least as a thought/theory experiment.
I appreciate the comments I got from LSC collabrarians. Tashka mentioned that ‘health’ can be measured through ‘homeostasis’. A new word for me! Ilaria mentioned that ‘human health leads to planetary health’ and shared some research links like “‘The Lancet Planetary Health‘”. This made me think that I could test the health of the microbiome of the soil and link that with the health of the microbiome of the human gut, to produce an insight of links (or non-links) between ‘health of Earth and Body and Bacteria’. (( I saw some soil testing kits on sale mentioned by Genspace at their upcoming online event on “Soil Analysis” ))
to be continued…
P.S. Did you notice I love walking?
What happens when our imaginary bubbles get closer to each other?
o mano žodžiai nublanksta kai mėnulis juokias tempstant
purpuriniai nagai vilioja o aš
mėšlina po kiemą makoju
kvėpuoja tyla o
paukštis sklendžia ore
karšta siurbiu vandenį
Co-ooking your meal and sharing during the feast.
Gyvenimas su gyvūnais pilnas gyvybės!
We are all animals. Similar needs.
One zero is complete. But two zeros are infinity. But infinity can have an infinite number of zeros.
Coexistence bothers me before sleep. What matters? Freedom and attention to the needs of those nearby.
Can + – really exist in one? Or perhaps what is needed is zoom out?
Following does not mean self is gone.
Exploring someone else’s world can co-exist with your own.
Co-existence is never fulfilled solo. Because links is what create belonging. Just being. Just give. Balance it with just ask.
Energy is more important than efficient result. Because energy caries emotions which we remember. We forget the results. We often change paths and past results don’t matter. But the energy stays. We remember.
I asked a nurse: “What is one thing about caring?” “Love and compassion,” she said.
How to learn to love everybody then? There are tools for efficiency. But what about scaling caring?
It comes down to micro interactions. Being kind to oneself. And others. Even if the inside burns with anger.
We set goals for one and assume everyone does. What about we get together first and then set common goals?
How might we have a good existence individually and collectively?
Can nature be our role model?