On Democratic Compassion

A Unified Account of Causation, Constitution, Persistence, and Emergence

Rögnvaldur Ingthorsson
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Metaphysics of properties,
I explore the prospects of a causal explanation of constitution, persistence, and emergence. I will suggest that the idea that causation involves the mutual manifestation of disposition partners allows us to think of compound entities as mutual manifestations of dynamic interactions between the parts that constitute them, and their persistence as a result of that dynamic interaction. However, I think we need to modify the conception of mutual manifestations. The mutuality has been described in terms of the equal importance of so-called disposition partners—pairs of active and passive powers—while the interaction between the objects that wield such powers is characterised as unidirectional; one object acts while the other receives the influence of the action. This view is challenged by the fact that the natural sciences do not recognise any form of unidirectional action. Instead they depict all interactions as perfectly reciprocal, in the sense that whenever one object exerts an influence, the other simultaneously exerts a proportional influence of the same kind on the first, but in the opposite direction. I suggest that to accept the reciprocity of interactions only strengthens the viability of a causal account of constitution, persistence, and emergence.


I wonder if this same causal effective explanation might apply to bicameral co-passion and bilateral health investments, and co-gravitation, for that energy matter, temporal binomial inside/outside space, ego eco-ing experiential neurometric prime relationship of left and right hemisphere co-passionate communion; where Yang=1x and Yin=0y-squared to the four dimensional nutritional recycle of octave double-binary fractal strings of regenerative DNA bicameral bilateral ergodic potential structure of compassionate golden rule consciousness.


Making Cooperative Power

All regenerative energies,
like sunlight
and Permaculture Design
and Restorative Justice
and love
and compassion
and empathy
and contextual intelligence
and multicultural mediation
and non-violent communication,
are interdependently One,
in original embryonic matriarchy.

So all degenerative entropic trends
are separating identities
reverting back into One
timelessly eternal Source,
as positive health intended,
of course.

Divine energetic voices
appear in sunlight’s daily emotions,
climaxing transitions at lunch time
and waning remissions
in deep learning economic dreams
of sacred shadowed night,
mystic mystery
mysteriously ambiguous,
paradoxical win v lose
double-binding boundaries

Sensing right-brain dreams
are sacredly iconic stuff,
ether, light and dark,
atmosphere, loud and soft,
sensory, fragrant and disgusting,
healthy and pathological,
multicultural and monocultural
eco-balanced and/or ego privileged

Without west hemisphere supremacist language
within which God’s permacultural perennial voices
can still be actively heard
speaking humane-divine inspiration

As clear
transparent water
timelessly envelopes bubbling rivers,
burbling wet root systems
preferring healthy plants
and soils
and NonZero-Sum economic souls
and politically organic zones
and naturally/spiritually curious sums
and oxymoronic Source,
primal co-relationship
still bicamerally balancing healthiest wealth

Waxing and waving in
and waning and reweaving out
octaved light
and fractured fractal darkness
empowering health
by disempowering dispassionate demagoguery;
uniformly stagnant,
violently tongued and pitchforked extraction,
white privileged segregation
and dark nonwhite diminished,
anti-golden rule.

Punishing Voice
substituting profane nationalistic patriotism
for regenerative trusting democracy,

And substituting international disloyalty
for multicultural win/win Golden EcoPolitical Rules,

And substituting colonizing patriarchalism
for EarthTribe patriotism,

Loyalty to EarthJustice
extinguished by nightmares,
haunting revisions of demonic demagoguery

AntiAngelic dreams following TheLight
of bicameral communication,
and multilaterally
restoring EarthTribe justice,

As originally spoken
through Primal Sacred Relationship
with Goddess Voices perennially ecofeminist,
organically green,
inspiring and expiring,
ego and eco therapies
of wealthiest resilient health.

deep learning therapeutic rooted
in EarthMother’s embryonic wealthy attachment.


Degenerating Earth’s PolyCulture

I’m reading “Daring Democracy,”
Frances Moore Lappe and Adam Eichen,
noticing here too
racial justice glops onto EarthJustice.

This isn’t news,
although maybe gospel GoodNews,
that polycultural regenerativity
and multicultural democratic health
are two reverse faces
of white
and Climate

In turn,
the ancient green health/wealth Face
resisting white nation-state western privilege,
nature/spirit dualism

Anti-evangelical multicultural health,
regenerative wealth.

I lay my Daring Democracy paperback aside
lost in wonder
how we ever could imagine
degenerative monocultural elitism
as more worthy of a healthy democratic republic
than regenerative polycultural privilege
of sacred grace

Equally true
and cause for gratitude
whether atheist,
and/or monotheist,
and/or polytheist,
and/or pantheist,
and/or panentheist,
and/or ecologist,
and/or co-redeemer for EarthJustice.


Understanding YHWH Enough

Do I politically understand you
to predict you enjoy your unpersonified ego
as partly successful predator-light
racing against mortality shared by all living species
because we are not yet godly resilient enough?
To meet your supreme judgmental win/lose zero-sum standards
of natural/spiritual dual/dark degeneration.

Have you deliberately,
with full intent,
designed living systems
to fall apart
beyond our internal capacity
to perpetually regenerate?
To fragment, eventually
degrade beyond autonomous recognition,

Like an autumn leaf
leaving ego’s immortal goddess tree of life behind
to fertilize future god-souled roots
of nutritional RNA
healthy DNA
fertility of EarthMother’s’
self-perpetuating regenerativity;
yet still squabbling,
on co-empathic occasion,
in-between whether the apostrophe
goes lefts or rights
of our original EarthSouls’s.

Do I understand you
regeneratively win/win inclusive enough?
For godly-humane compassion,
resilient interdependent yang-yin communication,
to live within hypothetical hyphen’s’
spiraling temporal health and happiness roots
nutritional multi-regenerational imagination.


Beliefistic Behaviorism

LeftBrain thought powers
follow RightBrain warm light and cold dark feelings.

Like behavior follows beliefs
follow repeated warm/cold rituals
follow entrenched belief networks
building walls between appositional changes
of positive/negative trend directions
too often complexly confused

With antithetical divine/human
outside/inside oxymoronic opposition
where ecological true cannot be a false ego-unlogical thesis
and must be, at least LeftBrain deductively
left not not false right now,
holistically here
in time-spaced flows
of felt health climate passage.

Transitioning revolutionary future thoughts follow past resonant
and dissonant,
healthy and pathological feelings,
and apathetic unfeelings
follow learned and inherited behaviors
follow integral beliefs in past through future eternal memories
felt sacred as DNA enscriptions
toward healthy light integrity
absorbs pathological dark ego-sectarian mendacity

So too,
future ecoschool non-violent instructions
formulas felt
and thought Win/Win descriptive
of past healthy memories

Told and then written down as sacred scripture thoughts
originally eco-theological
following light and dark strictures
felt secularly ecological,
refining risky LeftBrain oppositional limits of thought
defining Whole NonViolent Systems
RightBrain felt as holonically integral Win/Win opportunity,

Synergetic healthy climate thoughts
following feelings for cooperative eco-schooled
ego-listening for WinWin reweaving integrity.


Drifting Gods of Desire

Therapeutic focus bullets
from Resilient Systems Thinking/Feeling:

Hold your bilaterally breathing and beating heart and lungs
with bicameral mind’s 2020 vision
for global through local cooperative empowerment.

Reduce sub-optimal choices
by sustaining resonant cooperative actions

Increase WinWin goals
by letting go of distracting past WinLose collusions,
compromises falling short of healthy potential
for Earth,
secular ways and sacred means
bilateral space and bicameral time resolutions,
ego-health with eco-wealth restorations
toward optimal nutrition focus.


GreenPower Dreams

Last night I dreamed.

I dream–

sometimes too athletically,
fertile regeneratively,
viral, positive and negatively
and in-between sub-climax performing
some wins and some perpetual losses
more ambiguously back and forth, up and down, in and out,
and not nearly sensual enough–

every night,
Full through new moon great transitions
of climates black and brown deaths mattering
and terrifyingly splattering,
grey-scaled and white
and green despite
ultra-violet sepia
sophia health
and transparent integrity
resisting opaque mendacity
to show our hypocratic heads,
capital Lose to Lose infestments.

In last night’s dream
my mentor, Tenzin Gyatso
invited me to read his book
Beyond Religion aloud to him,
front to back,
left to right,
in my own English words,
my own healthy and toxic experiences,
green through ultra-violent red,
white nationalist entitlement,
and blue patriarchal patriotic
1950’s cultural flag-waving
commercialized jingo-bellism
about this new super scientific ZeroCentric messianic millennium

This left me with a whole system lot of How and Why questions.
My LeftFactual Brain was screaming about deductive obsessions
in alternating dissonant pain
and blind faith defensive denial and de-nihilistic boredom.

Mentor Tenzin seemed in no mood
to accept NoThanks! for my RSVP,
nor even Not-Right-This-Minute, please?

As I began to read beyond scientific polycultural religion,
s/he closed his eyes
and continued with his/her smile.

I think s/he likes this book
on sacred multiculturing healthy climate sciences
and neurosensory green peace research.

Strange fruit
for a Tibetan immigrant
homelessly schooled and exiled in India–
Longing for a First WesternWorld urbane ecology
Originally belonging within a small third brown MotherEarth culture
born of Buddhist health and pathology
eco-homeschooled education.

So I began near his Introduction’s top,
inviting us to
Look back over past homeless
and despised alien decades
against brown-skinned people,
to still find resilient reasons for healthy enchantment.
Through secular science advances,
some problematic social and economic and politically viral toxins
are slowly decomposing.

Tenzim opens his regenerate eyes,
still smiling,
as is his/her normal enchanting democratic constitution,
and asks me to back up,
start at his earlier revolutionary beginning
into the Genesis of Acknowledgments
inviting gratitude
for each past reader’s resilient wisdom.

And so I backed up
to continue forward:
It is my sincerely active hope
what is climate and cognitive researched here
may contribute,
in however small a cooperative-ownership way,
to building a more resiliently regenerate
and more polypathically green peaceful Earth.

Of course we are not secularly or sacredly reversing Earth’s unhealthy trends overnight.
And we will not WinWin change WinLose global culture
with a short essay
or even a longish and ancient multicultural humane-divine scripture.

Climate health comes gradually
through increased cooperative sanctuary ownership,
Responsible whole-system green values
will only become EarthPatriotic belonging
with WinSecular/WinSacred cooperative systems research re-education.

If each naturalLeft and spiritualRight reader
ecological/theological leader
finds any co-relational integrity written and lived here
to be of resilient being and resonant doing health benefit,
then our cooperative enterprise and co-investments
will have been trans-sectarian wellness rewarded
with inside as outside regenerate wealth.

A scientific nature
disassociated from religious spirit
is a fundamentally wrong reading of divinely inspired experience,
without immediate or long-term health benefit.
Such readers should not dissonantly feel any Right MindBody awkwardness
about graciously and lovingly setting this non-sectarian essay aside
while waiting for your personal enlightenment Rapture
rooted in climate anxiety
and violent EarthTribe unnatural dismemberment,
and other miscellaneous disassociative denials
of WinWin organic integrity
co-arising resilient external light-preferential systems.

His Holiness
the 14th Dalai Lama
stopped smiling,
opened his/her sensory-focused eyes
and invited me to set Beyond Religion aside,
for now,
to rewrite my own healthier and more inviting green rapture essays,
to WinWin facilitate our own collection of healthy communion stories
for climate resilient wealth enhancement journeys,
primate pilgrimages toward first non-violent democratic choices
cognitively within as socially and ecologically without,
ultra-nonviolet darkly below as green above,
ecstasy YinFlow enchanting YangForm,
sacred religion experiencing non-sectarian health science integral outcomes,
RightBrain understory values
co-arising LeftDominant nutritional history
of multiculturing ethics v monocultural anti-ethics,
re-creating green communion stories,
ZeroZone cognitive soul-development
advocating for more resilient
nurturing non-violent Win inside
Win outside
climate systems
beyond and deeply within
LeftBrain science v RightBrain re-ligion.




Uphill Roads Less Traveled

We have all heard about diverse roads
and rivers,
currents and currencies,
investments and co-investments less traveled,

The law and order rules of the road
and downstream river most rowed
are politically and economically empowered
of, by, and for punishing disorder,
uncivilized behaviors,
sociopathic paranoia and madness.

Yet the Golden Rules of upstream ecological sacred grace
speak of divine gift economies
and power of mutual cooperativity
along a Golden Ratio Equivalency PolyPath
of mutual cooperativity.

On this road less notnot traveled
we notice investments and disinvestments that can no longer fit
within individual ego-sized positive containers,
intended to be used only one time,
and then quietly disposed of
under our own independent authority
and responsibilities for restoring our accountable co-presence
back toward this upstream river’s timeless Source:

grace, and racism and religious-monoculturing supremacy,
anthrocentric health assurance, and prejudicial sexisms,
salvation of the World, and condemning judgment of Earth,
reward, and punishment,
pride, and yet also prejudice,
restoration, and retribution
love, and hate-marketing,
peace, but also war-mongering,
gratitude, but also bad attitude.

So I try to notice which way I am heading,
and remember no one chooses a unidirectional,
monocultural path
not first and frequently made by others,
whether Business As Usual,
or that Other Sacred UpStream One,
for those born as gifts
to carry our gifts forward
along this narrow double-binding polypath.




Thinking And Therefore Becoming

It is all very well for Mr. DesCartes
to think with his mind
and therefore be with his body,
yet this fails to explain
why when I think happy and healthy
I feel like I am more,
and when I think sad and depressed
I feel like so much less.

Somewhere back in the sleepy land
of Cartesian dualism,
we can still recover the WinWin contrast of Eastern philosophy’s
co-arising nondualism
of mind and body,
what is spiritual is what is also natural,
what nurtures sacred wisdom
with what nurtures secular rationality,
but also other dualisms
not merely appositional contrasts between inside-Right
and outside-Left
and revolutions,
but oppositional tensions between ecopolitical health and pathology.

Evangelical and Supremacist Trees Knowing Good Or Evil
growing in Earth’s original Eden forest,
may feel more Eastern,
and RightBrain seen and heard and smelled and felt,
as WinWin KnowledgeTrees of NonDual CoArising Good AND Evil,
ecological virtues with some egocentric sins,
healthy climate governing decisions
and those more deadly,
and cognitively dissonant,
and depressing
and chronically stressing
and decompositional,
rather than Tipping Point nondual co-arising balancers
of positive evolution,
aptic contentment-happiness,
Left and RightBrain collateral dominance
within Positive Psychology and EcoPolitical Earth Sciences
throughout parenting
and educational systems
and faith and trust building systems, communities
of nondual co-arising (0)Sum WinWin nonduality
as contrasted to Cartesian dualistic assumptions
which are more (0)Sum WinLose,
Either-Or deductive-reductive fundamentalism,
rather than BothLeft AndRight co-inductive cooperative rationalism
of SecularLeft Yang with SacredElderRight Yin ethological discernment
re-combining both revolutionary regenerative health
as cooperatively grateful life trends
and evolutionary decomposing bilateral pathologies
through competing to subdue maladroit LoseLose death-trends.

Our Western difference between sacred health of mind
and reductive-secular pathologies of merely natural wishful-thinking therefore aming bodies
together provide a co-arising nondual bilateral view
of what we nutritionally/toxically are each day,
each year,
each life,
Yang cooperative and ecologically proudest for having achieved
as part of EarthTribe’s national Treasure,
but also as Yin grateful for co-arising decompositions,
reweaving reunions
through (0)Soul YangSpace-YinTime
4D Real SpecialCase HealthWealth Time
WinWin self-governance
polypathically and polynomially and polyphonically and polyculturally applied,
noticed and appreciated,
non-violently listened to and with,
fed nutritionally and watered through thermodynamic balanced root systems,
regenerated toward and re-invested through
Seven ReGenerations of Trees
knowing both good ecological nature
and bad egocentric spirits
paranoid about Earth’s LoseLose
Left v Right Cartesian dominant Western dualism.

We are fortunate,
but too seldom grateful,
to learn at least as much from our fears and fear-mongerers,
(not to mention any RightWing dominating elitist names)
as we have from our great sacred and academic loves
and fellow lovers of healthy wealth
for more humane acclimating climates
within as without
EarthTribe’s natural-spiritual landscapes.


Meducation for Dizzyness

How do we consume,
whether on-line or off-line,
in a doing justice way
to lives we digest
and excrete?

How do we produce
in justice doing ways
for lives invested with cooperative intent
design and long-term planning
by our ancestral Elders?
Themselves descended
from sacred creations
written by DNA and RNA,
kissing sacred cousins–
so this ain’t nothin’ perverse,
more like Yang cooperatively with Yin
rather than competitively against,
with his sooo typical
LeftBrain deductive-dominant languaged ways.

How do we consume and produce
nations and families,
tribes and guilds,
organic farms and forests,
cooperative incorporations of sacred healthy wealth
with as much systemic co-intelligence
and foresight as a MotherTree?

Tree systems grow repeated and memorized
by intimately public DNA-gratitude
for graced RNA-root systemic educational systems
and long-term sacred HealthyWealth
polynomial (0)Zone permacultural revisions.

How might we slow down
DNA’s fast-moving cunning
driven by fear and anger
about ultimate LoseDNA-LoseRNA bottom-feeder economic lines,
mendacious DNA AngerManagement dis-educational services
where integrity of WinWin RNA’s original RightBrain
Sacred Elder gifts
remain across hearts as diastatic-static pumps,
and through breath of respiratory systems
and depth of digestive systems
Common PoliEconomic ReVision Schools
of swimmers through (0)Loss Waste,
herds of slow-graze social strollers,
flocks of bilateral-bicameral egobody-as-ecomind-flyers,
bodhisattva peace warriors,
and co-operative multicultural messiahs.

DNA polypaths
revisioning RNA polyphonic strands of harmonic octaves
as bilateral-fractal (0)Zen polynomials,
creolizing acclimations
rather than merely growing rounds of short-term applause
for LeftBrain divinely-inspired lecturers.

Going first and culturally foremost to WinLose evolutionary assumptions
of MightMakesRight economic competition
defining (0)Sum behavioral norms
and values
and disvalues for weaker-minded
Sacred ElderRightBrain Wisdom Stories
and Gaian Hypotheses
of WinWin (0)-Zone-Soul-Sum-Core-Commons-Times ReVolutionary Balanced

Eden-Paradise ReForesting ReGenerations
of DNA back through RNA Strings of His/HerStory
through 4D SpaceTime = RealTime
CoOperative EcoPolitical ReVolution Tribes
for Climates and Landscapes of HealthyWealth.

So then,
there is also that
WinWin DNA with RNA, and not so much against,
perversely dominating our own Elder Original Intent
as sacred kissing cousins,
Creation through Sacred EcoLogos Stories,
Sacred/Secular Spirit/Nature Paradigms
starting with (0)Sum Thermodynamic Balanced
(0)Soul YangLeft equals YinYin-WinWin Right,
as PolyNomial-Convex +1 = PolyPathic notnot 0-Concave BiLateral
Yang LightSpace/Yin DualDark
(0)Sum BiLateral Time

More ego/eco centering; less dizzy
with bipolar oppositional dissonance,
chronic stress,
sleep deprivation,
overexposure to paranoid
extreme embodied-ego supremacy and/or denialism-nihilism-depression,
LoseLose and WinLose monoculturing monopolies
within our polycultural WinWin Sacred EarthTribe DNA/RNA potential
for integrity.

Free and fertile democracy for all,
including both our left and right wings,
and feet,
and eyes,
and ears,
and daily liturgical lives.

Less dizzy re-education
for individual persons
and more cooperative incorporations
of families and tribes,
species and guilds,
space as fractal/spiral time,
Yang with YinWin,
so less Yang for YinLose.

More EarthPatriotic Centered
for ClimateHealth together.

How do we consume and produce balance,
whether on-line or RealTime,
in a doing WinWin justice way
with lives we digest
and re-invest
for healthy future regenerations?