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Three Faces of Wisdom

I am reading minds and potentially wise political bodies
with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, again.

He speaks of three interdependent aspects of wisdom.
The first is rooted in ecoconscious comprehension
of how and why knowledge, deductive information, facts, beliefs
may be both regeneratively positive
and degeneratively negative.
Wisdom begins with knowledge
but ends in polypathically comprehensive comprehension.

As knowledge evolves,
grows,
that it does so following ecologically regenerative trust
and yet also ecopolitically degenerative mistrust
principles of natural symbiotic and entropic procedures
rooted in nature-spirit Earth systems,
becomes what Bucky Fuller called synergetic comprehension,
and what Edward deBono called the combination of
LeftBrain vertical
with RightBrain lateral thinking
to become bilaterally comprehensive
in a deep ecological comprehension
wu wei wisdom way.

The second face of wisdom is yang-virtue,
rooted in the Roman nomial for man.
While ecologically comprehensive consciousness thinks the nurturing thought,
virtue walks the walk of Bodhisattva righteousness,
of acting with integrity
rather then wading through hidden paranoia
about internal hypocrisies
threatening to become public nuisances,
public knowledge,
publicly marginalizing issues,
where public may be as small as one’s spouse
or most nuclear family.

The combination of ecoconscious awareness
maturely integrated with virtuous lifestyle,
including, for some, healthy rich family relationships
of mutually cooperative integrity,
derives the third face of wisdom,
which Csikszentmihalyi expresses as happiness
and which Laotse felt as self and other nurturing contentment;
a kindness that is uniquely accessible to humane nature
in full self-governing maturity.

Where comprehension and integrated virtuous, honest, action
do not result in contentment,
the seeker of wisdom is suffering losses
through cognitive-affective dissonance, dismay, often chronic depression.

Where comprehension and virtue,
ecopolitical deep learning and integrative choices
do not easily settle for our WinLose ecopolitical norms,
when WinWin is the more obvious healthy and wealthy choice,
polypathic comprehension can be seriously compromised by LeftBrain dominant paranoid dissonance,
rather than Left/Right balancing psychological and political outcomes
of Ego peace with Earth justice contentment.

The remaining distance between comprehensive thought
and virtuously rewarding actions
results in internal contentiousness,
which presents chronically as depression,
a withdrawal into existential despair,
absence of hope for ego’s capacity to integrate
given current ecopolitically competitive
and sometimes even anti-ecologically terrifying
climates of pathological enculturation.

Polypathic wisdom,
with active love praxis,
brings multiculturally evolving contentment
within, psychologically,
as without, ecopolitically.

Actively shared contentment of cooperative intent,
as opposed to secretly held contentiousness
of competitive WinLose intellectual elitism,
speaks more co-mentoringly of wisdom’s potential,
optimizing permaculturally nutritious design integrity,
within as without.

Let us not be collectively fooled into suboptimal choices
between wisdom and healthy regenerativity.
No such choices could be truly necessary
to further humane evolution of self,
other,
and Earth.

Perhaps it is of interest to Jungians, at least,
the Trinitarian dynamic of wisdom’s three faces,
beginning with the EcoConscious Universal ReGenerative,
integrating with the Virtuously Righteous CoRedeeming Yang-Sun,
together nurturing a Holonic EarthSpirit Nature
of co-empathic trust contentment outcomes;
and yet also, sadly,
continuing antipathy, mistrust,
internal as external climate pathologies,
rooted in paranoid LeftBrain dominant
premillennial WinLose histories of contentiousness.

Why do I suspect
a more revolutionary history of nurturing contentment
would also speak of matriarchal power-with enculturation?
The medicines of co-passionate midwife nurses
more than reactive surgeons.

 

 

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Sacred Ecology of Earth

Reading Csikszentmihalyi again,
whose last name would be Csikszenti,
if Mihaly, his first name,
need not also bring up the rear of his family name,
which has nothing to do with anything that follows,
I am sure you are already relieved to know.

I continue wanting to add words in.
Occasionally substitute,
probably not because my choice would be more to his point,
but to mine,
which I hope is the same as his,
only slightly different,
but probably at least as redundant
as Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,
but in a good full resonant way.

“A person without [healthy] skills
cannot recognize a [pathological] challenge;
but without confronting a challenge
one cannot realize [invest and grow] one’s [healthywealthy] skills.”

Mihaly continues to look for a better term than ‘spiritual’ skills,
for fear it may be too vacuous for vibrant resonance.
He includes wisdom; better.
But, apparently is not familiar with Gregory Bateson’s ecology
of natural regenerativity as also sacredly evolving system dynamics.

Mihaly says these nature-spirit skills involve the ability to control experience directly,
but this does not feel directly accurate to me,
although so close as to often cloud confusion.
Wisdom skills develop capacities to control feelings about direct experience,
including our inability to control experiences,
for good or bad, unilaterally.

Multicultural WinWin wisdom literature
feels less about “manipulating memes that increase harmony among people’s thoughts,”
yet feels more about communicating with optimal nutritional fertility
to increase ecological harmony
among regenerative thoughts, emotions, wills,
consumerisms and productionisms,
investments and disinvestments and reinvestments.

I am less inclined to label those with appositionally bilateral
deep learning ecological skills
shamans; preferring ecotherapists,
priests; preferring wisely helpful parents and grandparents
who never learned a Monoculturing God of Condemnation as themselves,
philosophers; preferring ecologically recreative mentors,
artists; preferring permacultural designers,
but, ultimately, yes, we agree
wise men and women of various bicamerally polypathic kinds.

Wise elders, like trees and rivers,
build credibility through ecotherapeutically respected and remembered outcomes,
outputs,
rooted in wholesome nutrients consumed
through eyes and ears and nose and throat,
lungs and heart,
minds as bodyfeeling climates,
basically healthy or no more,
yet with diverse dissonant tensions of not-quite-resonant-yet pathology,
small losses within our larger wisdom win-fields of memory.

“What is common to all forms of spirituality [ecology]
is the attempt to reduce entropy [dissonant suboptimization of ecological balance]
in consciousness [Right-bilateral-flow with Left-vertical resonant intelligence].”

“[Ecological] spiritual activity aims at producing harmony
among conflicting [nutritional] desires,
it tries to find meaning among the chance [health v pathology] events of life,
and it tries to reconcile human [regenerative] goals
with the natural [evolutionary] forces that impinge on them
[freedoms toward health and freedoms from pathological exposures, over-investments]
from the environment.”

“It [spiritual ecology] increases complexity [multicultural regenerativity]
by [decompositionally] clarifying the [appositional evolutionary co-arising development] components of individual experience
such as good and bad,
love and hate,
pleasure and pain.”

“It [love-wisdom, love of wisdom] tries to express these [laterally appositional double-binding] processes
in [phylogenic] memes that are [ebb and flowingly] accessible to all,
and it helps integrate them [us] with one another,
and with the external [regeneratively evolving] world
[of health/pathology climates and landscapes,
internal and external bio/eco-systemic
natural phylogenic body-forms
with spiritually ecological/ontological mind-function].”

“[T]he reduction of conflict and disorder through spiritual [ecological] means
appears to be very adaptive.”
[multiculturally regenerative of better climaxing/fertile ecopolitical health.]

That is as understated as suggesting traditional WinLose anger and fear management strategies
are not keeping us preventatively positive enough
for appropriately ecological Left/Right balance
toward WinWin ego/eco-logistic health.

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Imagine

Imagine you live in a daily environment
where and when everything you like
is already yours if you simply ask for this whatever with gratitude,
and is more frustratingly ungraspable if you cannot acquire sufficient gratitude to ask.

And, it doesn’t even matter whom you ask.
So you need not be troubled by complexities,
historically epic narratives,
about who owns what,
and who does not,
because everyone you meet knows it is their vocation,
it is among their reasons for being,
to give you whatever you want,
whenever you want it with sufficient gratitude.

How might you respond to such power and riches,
to both give and to receive
such fertile perfection potential?
How might we cooperatively rule our fertile rich black soils
and sparkling clear clean rivers,
and smile back at our mutually-held blue sky?

And yet, these powers are not yet polypathically magical.
You do not have powers to be someone else.
You cannot look at a perfectly beautiful body
and gratefully claim it as your own.

You do have the power to speak and listen with each of those perfectly beautiful bodies
and/or minds
about how and why and when and where you treasure them,
value them,
and would become a mind and/or body exactly like theirs,
an identical twin.

You do have the power to ask them, with gratitude,
to help you see and hear and smell and taste their beauty,
but not to become their beauty for them.

Becoming health and beauty powers with others
grateful for our most intimate mutually grateful availability,
vulnerability,
cooperatively trusting accessibility,
because your powers of acquisition
are constrained only by this magic
of mutual gratitude.

Imagine, as you mature in LeftBrain dominance,
the magic of mutual gratitude
and its more paranoid secretive absence,
when you were a child
was simply Left/Right deep learning chemistry.

Imagine how you might have heard,
You can be anything you sufficiently desire to become
as not so much,
You can have whichever magical powers of acquisition you can imagine,
but more like a child,
We are continually becoming whom and what we wish for
within an ecology of mutually trusting chemistry
we call regard, and sometimes wonder, and even awe,
and we are discontinuously becoming whom and what we do not wish for
within a climate of paranoid
overly acquisitive and competitive
LeftBrain dominant pathology;
this lack of RightBrain outflowing,
nurturing,
self-as-also-other regenerating gratitude.

Imagine you live where and when
all you can take in is ours to give
each grateful trusting other.

What happens in your imaginative chemistry
when WinLose games of Keep Away
revolt into WinWin games of Give Away,
but only when productive for
and consumptive of
co-empathic gratitude?

 

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A Few Years Back and Flowing Forth

A few years back,
in the prior millennium,
1993 to be more precise
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
born without a stage name
had his book entitled “The Evolving Self” published,
by which he meant The ReGeneratively Nutritious Flowing Self,
but he was probably shy of too-long, user-unfriendly, titles,
so we have this more evolutionary psychology
which is also about economic and politically cooperative investment
as recommended by mental health professionals,
not that they necessarily are all that ecopolitically correct themselves
when it comes to public health priorities,
but health science trends have been favoring ecologically helpful,
rather than condemning to starvation and thirst and chemical poisoning, medicine
for challenged landscapes and climates for awhile now.
Couldn’t say exactly,
but, you know,
a few years back.

So University of Chicago Psychologist Dr. Csikszentmihalyi,
as, presumably, many other health advocates,
worrying about all Earth’s many pathologies,
ended the prior millennium’s story of self-evolution,
self-and-other redemption,
with some questions
here posed to CEO of Earth’s ReGenerative Times,
a richly-hued and deeply nutritious paper
too often ignored by her health professional acolytes.

Csikszentmihalyi: What are your thoughts,
your nutritionally evolving trends,
toward forging a ReGenerative Futures Fellowship?

CEO: My health and nutrition trends are your thoughts
toward our co-operative future.

Csikszentmihalyi: What kind of information about your ecopolitical environment
would be most useful for you to have first?
How could you get it?

CEO: I was born through histories of DNA nutritional information
about what feeds and what poisons our ecopolitical environment.

Cooperative power could better optimize
with stronger Left/ElderRight ecobalance,
so either/or deductive thinking
could also incorporate both/and polypathing ambivalent feelings,
so LeftBrain’s self-deluding fascination with reified oppositionals
could become re-embedded
within ecological history’s nondual co-arising appositionals.

So, first information regarding regenerative light as nutrition we already have.
We could better comprehend this syncretic information
with a massive enculturation of bicamerally balancing ecopolitical landscapes
and subclimates.

Csikszentmihalyi: At present, what are the major obstacles that prevent regenerative health from developing in your community?

CEO: Right hand up,
swearing on a Bible,
to patriotic God
to never tell a decompositional lie,
my biggest pathology is too much LeftBrain dominance
not only in my day to day ecopolitical choices
and value-judgments
and priorities for helpful organic co-operative therapies
but also through our AnthroElder language-listening skill development
of and for nature/spirit dynamic creative redemption stories.
Our self-optimizing future fellowship potential
told through folk-tales deeply influenced by, and enhancing, cocktails,
or, even better, more organically-centering substances.

Czikszentmihalyi: Are the problems mainly economic, political, or moral?

CEO: Yes.
Those three together,
rather than holding them less fruitfully apart.

Czikszentmihalyi: Do they involve lack of vision or creativity?

CEO: Absence of recreative vision
is imagination uninformed by evolutionary sciences,
bereft of Left-historic power greets Right-Her nutritional enculturation
as EarthTribe’s economic story of equivalent investment.
LeftBrain is historically-experientially orthodox,
and thereby longs for RightBrain’s more fertile,
eisegetically empathic,
nutritional feelings about ecopolitical health v pathology.

Czikszentmihalyi: Have you ever been involved in grass-roots action? If so,
what did it accomplish?

CEO: To date,
we continue unfolding embryonically cooperative,
organically-fractal (0)-sum ecopolitically fertile DNA
as what you might think of as ‘grass-roots.’
Then again,
you may be thinking of DNA’s
wider RNA extended families with grass-root systems.

What you see
is what you get
regarding what we have accomplished
for cooperative struggling with
v. too competitively struggling against
Earth’s Originally Intended grass-roots nutritional ecopolitical actions
and reactions,
and networks of multicultural health
in tension with monocultural pathologies.
ReGenerative Times doesn’t need more freedom to say whatever condemning slanderous story we might think of,
and we do need more freedom from
LeftBrain’s monoculturing supremacist
egocentric pathologies,
which are,
by definition,
not ecopolitically correct balanced nutrition
for either public or private health concerns,
including issues about not enough cooperative economic health.

Czikszentmihalyi: Are you comfortable with the idea
that the shape of the future
depends on how you invest your psychic energy now?

CEO: Well, the Taoist word for comfortable is contentment,
which the Buddhists, and maybe even Abraham et. al.,
seem to define as absence of suffering,
resonantly co-redemptive health rather than dissonant pathology.

Contentment is our psychically positive-balanced
ecopolitically cooperative powers-with and through co-empathic trust.
So trust in what is healthy, and good nutrition, and safe and secure,
and warmly ecotherapeutic
for future regenerators of Earth’s landscapes and climates
would seem to be our ReGenerative Times way to
truth with beauty invest.

Czikszentmihalyi: What consequences do you draw from this fact?

CEO: To optimize our regenerative health,
we look for absence of cognitive-affective dissonance
born in WinLose assumptions
that ecopolitics and ecologic are not always positively played WinWin,
through mutually held co-empathic trust
absorbing past mistrusting anti-polypathologies.

If I may summarize,
economic landscapes of cooperative nutrition
recreate climates of health-producing Earth Rights politics,
appositionally co-arising greater awareness
of Earth-Devolving Wrongs
as politically and economically incorrect,
sacrificing abundant health.

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