What words do we choose for maximizing our ultimate accomplishments,
achieving our healthiest goals,
proportioning our 100% successful therapeutic outcome projections?
Why do these words,
and our feelings about these choices
wave in and out of optimal happiness and prosperity,
even when quantitative measures suggest our historical maximums
continue to trend up and up toward infinite irresolution?
We say we could become anything,
but do we mean we might achieve everything,
How do WinWin ecopolitical norms
accommodate WinLose evolutionary imaginations?
like environmental therapists
and holistic medicine practitioners of new life out of old deaths,
favorably contrast polycultures with problematic monocultural outcomes.
Weed patches, essentially,
where you intended your front yard garden
and which may infest where you intended to grow your healthy ego identity.
We might hope to become more polypathic achievers
by acclimating to less egocentric monopolistic gestalts,
climates of self and other awareness becoming atrophied subclimates,
aging hoary traditionalists of thought and faith concomitant feelings,
calcifying empathic trusters of ego’s always limited
health v pathology hour by hour,
day by day,
decade by decade,
life by life contests, comparisons, contrasts,
each and all co-arising.
Yet, like Yangish competitive power over others
and Yin’s gooier cooperative internalized power with others,
these opposing bilaterals
are also dynamically recycling appositional revolutions
within and without climates and subclimates
of intricately networking change,
searching for optimal,
not maximal extreme fundamentalist,
but optimally sustainable healthy tensegrity, synergy, therapy,
softly contentious contentment,
peace through responsible and mutually-held flexibility,
in-between competition and cooperation and victimization,
in-between LeftBrain deductions and RightBrain inductions,
in-between monocultural ecopolitical maximization of human ego-natures
and polycultural ecopolitical cooperative minimization of all Earth’s Living Natures
lies a vastly complex, often feeling chaotic, overwhelming
regenerating middle ground,
an in-between Tipping Pointed recycling networks of issues and platitudes,
a wu-wei spatial place of ego/eco-mind,
and RealTime WinLeft/WinRight flexibly enlightening
endeepening thermodynamic balance.
In this in-between shadow place of becoming healthier balancing identities,
monocultures begin to look like what remains
of former polycultures,
artifacts of cherished Elders,
and what could continue to become part of a new wealthier
ecologically balancing multiculturally thriving future.
What looks like monopolistic alien powers over little benign-ego me,
begin to look like what remains from our former shared polypathic
hoping toward future powers with each other person and species,
imagination’s deja vu of a felt monopolistic forever compost
nurturing perfectly and deepdarkly enriching Black Holed wombs
of embryonic time’s regenerative evolutionary integrative
and ever ending
Truth with beauty natures of enlightening climates
do indeed continuously co-arise change,
invite flexibility of WinWin responses,
but these are changes that have traditionally favored health
and disfavored pathology.
To continue following your optimal light
is to become pilgrims of inclusive global health,
inside as outside,
gradually expanding Golden Rule awareness
to include intent and praxis and real-world cooperative/competing with, not paranoid against
ecotherapeutically ecoconscious ecological ecosystems
yet lighter and happier
that continue optimizing,
by avoiding extremes of fundamentalist maximizing Anthro-egos
and radical minimizing of Earth’s cooperative potential without us.
Note to Taoists and Unitarian-Universalists:
I suspect that universalists see Yang-optimizing monocultures where unitarians see Yin-nurturing polycultures; and we are all both Left-Universalist Egos and Right-Unitarian Ecos.