How do you recognize vitality in a human?
A functionally fit human has the sense of mobility, agility, stability, flexibility and strength – physically, mentally, emotionally and creatively.
Beyond functional fitness humans, like all living beings, can achieve a state of flourishing. Below is a video clip produced from a yoga expert in Namibia, the country where I grew up and lived from almost 30 years. She is depicting a human experience of flourishing which also indicates the environmental conditions to establish such a state.
The air in Namibia also in the Namib desert is clear, yet hot. You cannot stand on the sand because it burns your feet in day time. There is little water, and therefore almost always a clear blue sky. If you are lucky, you can hear the roar of lions, but that is hardly possible due to the culture of wealthy hunting tourists. It is currently not a crypto/token blockchain economic friendly country. Possibly because it has close relationships with countries that are banning technologies such as bitcoin.
Inspiration: Life in Syntropy
“Changing the point of view can be an attitude seemingly simple, but it has always been what is guided the most revolutionary transformations we know.
Consider a scientist dedicated to genetic enhancement, seeking fodder plant genotypes more resistant to diseases.
Now imagine the same scientist questioning if the answers he’s looking for could be in the opposite direction of his research.
“Could not we achieve better results if we look for models of cultivation that provide favorable conditions for good growth of plants, rather than create genotypes that support the mistreatment to which we submit them?”
That was how the thinking about Syntropic Agriculture came into the research and life of Ernst Gotsch, Swiss born in 1948.
International reference in Successional Agroforestry Systems, Ernst Gotsch has developed a refined technique of planting which principles and practices can be applied to different ecosystems. “Amazon, Cerrado, the Bolivian Altiplano, Caatinga, all those places can be paradises when properly worked.” With a vision of agriculture that reconciles human beings with the environment, Gotsch has published articles, but hardly writes about his observations because he believes that his research is not finished.One of his conclusions is “there is nothing to be said, because it is obvious”, he says – absolutely confident that things work, naturally.
“Nature, without interference of modern man needs (uses) for its metabolic processes approx. 2 to 5% of its capital in order to achieve 10 to 15% of surplus. That is to say its balance in terms of complexification is positive which for its side explains the increase of complexity in places let for recovering by itself which results of the effect well-known as fallow.”
Watch Life and Syntropy and reflect on the productivity statistics mentioned above. What if we learn from these ideas in how we create abundance that is not for the few but billions of people while respecting the right of other living beings to have an equal amount of sunlight and quality of life we demand for ourselves.