My name is Joe Carter, I do my best to explore nature in general and biology specifically as well as the ways we map this relationship economy called nature with stories. The aim is to better understand the process and the meaning communicated through natural systems and to synthesize this information into a pragmatic lens to better understand what is within our range of possibilities; then to share this perspective so we can cultivate better insights on several fronts, like medicine, psychology and strengthening our integrity on individual and community levels.
The premise of this exploration is that nature is more than a process, nature is a language that communicates our opportunity and the dangers we must avoid to cultivate that opportunity. For instance; biological processes communicate the following: When collections of entities (such as molecules, organelles, organs, species, etc.) assemble in coherent relationship with each other, they do so by way of offering nourishment and or defense value toward the interdependent community of relationships. In so doing the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts. This “community principle” is the source of all coherent structures in nature and offers clues to our opportunities for sustainable abundance and a path to realize our full potential, which itself is a function of community.
There is no proverbial bottle of snake oil here that promises “three easy steps to a satisfying life” This is written with the understanding that the truth about the behavioral realities that shape our experience of life can be extremely difficult to understand and even more difficult to develop the disciplines that translate that greater self-awareness into an effective and nourishing influence on life. It is assumed here that the cost of the climb to realize the “view” is worth it because the alternative is to exist beneath our potential.
It is recognized here that we are not in control of every circumstance, it is also understood that we have opportunities that are within our reach that we do not currently take advantage of. This blog is intended to encourage us to close this opportunity gap by way of identifying opportunities and leveraging them to move toward strengthening the entire body of relationships we live in and depend on for life.
Any credit for improved circumstances as a result of adopting these ideas belongs to those who demonstrate the courage and commitment to act on them.
Ways to connect with me: I do my best to craft and share things that are aimed at cultivating the kind of world I would like to live in. I am thankful I have the opportunity to point my energies in this direction. Most of my social activities are through MeWe and Youtube.