Plants, Animals, Humans
All depend on one another.
way body moves, way mind thinks, survival instincts. All is contained within relations of plants, animals, and humans.
Humans rely on plants and animals for survival. Movements necessary to observe, to cultivate land, to grow food, to care for animals, also take care of human well being.
At times humans gained power and stopped performing these movements. Some humans forsaked relations between plants, animals, and humans. Others integrated these movements into routines, philosophy, and everyday life.
Across the world, relations of Plants, Animals, and Humans were disregarded/forsaken/destroyed/not cared about. Relation of Human and technology dominated.
Depression, mental illness, inability to maintain well being, autism, spreading over the land. Not just humans, situation also affects plants and animals. Technology cannot fill the gap of forsaken plant and animal relations. Cannot fix it with pill. Cannot fix it with more technology.
For a long time, seemed to me a hopeless situation. Now, since no longer seems to me hopeless situation, I write about it.
Symbolic stories told by ancestors: bring human traits to plants and animals, interpreting relations between humans and nature.
Traditional Martial Arts/Dance: ways to move influenced by relations between plants, animals, and humans.
Philosophy: Relations of human to human, in consideration of relations between plants, animals, and humans.
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Symbolic stories did not stop being told, Traditional Martial Arts/Dance did not stop being practiced, Philosophy did not stop being thought.
Worked for me in NYC:
Did not matter if all litter got cleaned up. Only picking up litter until all the litter is picked up mattered. Consistency of movements, being quiet and nice to everything, realizing relations between plants, animals, and humans mattered.