Nature is efficient and elegant, consumes little energy, and creates sustainable life — humanity uses much energy and force, and destroys life’s foundation
Over millions of years, nature has developed a beautiful sustainable ecosystem—we call it Earth.
At the same time, a species that has been on this planet for only a short time has changed this world, in some cases drastically. We call ourselves Homo sapiens, which in Latin means wise human. Homo sapiens have populated the planet for only a few hundred thousand years, but in the last few centuries an almost explosive development has taken place.
If Homo sapiens are the most intelligent living beings on this planet, why do we see destruction all around us? From climate catastrophes, plastic waste piling up, war, disease, fear—all of this is affecting us both internally and externally.
In contrast, we understand more and more that nature created a self-sustaining Earth with elegant solutions. In a display of infinite beauty, color and form, all the ingenious life forms are suitable for the environment. They have already solved the problems we are facing.
How can we get back in tune with nature and evolve with it?
Janine Benyus, an American biologist, describes learning from nature this way:
When we ask nature, first we quiet our human cleverness.
Then we ask, and then we listen.
The answer is the echo that bounces off of the land herself
These words resonate with me because I experience this for myself when doing a New Equations exercise using the Spiritual Postures, Postures of Strength, and New Equations Music. In an elegant, simple way, I experience what it means to listen inside myself and perceive an echo back from the Earth.
When solving a design problem, look to nature first.
I perceive this through my nine Spiritual Portals as they open to new terrain that was previously hidden. I find a true place for my experiences, so to speak, and, at the same time, there is wonderful development free of force and manipulation.
Hans-Peter Kraus, Soultype 5, is a student in the NEATO Level 2 – New Equations Expansion program. He enjoys linking bridges that create a balance between different perceptions. Hans-Peter lives on the border triangle of Germany, Switzerland, and France, near Freiburg (Black Forest), Germany.