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The Great Einstein-Thoreau Equation for Mutually Supportive Balanced Relationships with Self, Society and Nature


"Anybody who has had a good experience with nature -- back country, backyard or with their pet, the wind, sea or stars -- has the power to benefit from this Equation."

- Michael J. Cohen


This simple formulation offers empowerment for personal and global peace. Make an important discovery. Ask yourself, 'Why am I not using this equation?"


"The frontiers are not east or west, north or south, but wherever a man "fronts" a fact."

- Henry David Thoreau

"Two things inspire me to awe -- the starry heavens above and the moral universe within."

- Albert Einstein



An enabling process:


Find Inspiration, Integrity and Hope:

Avoid The Great Lie of Omission

Our contemporary way of thinking too often deteriorates our personal, social, spiritual and environmental relationships. This is because it omits a formula for nature's restorative transformation power that enables us to produce rewarding, cooperative, balanced and non-polluting, life-supportive ways of relating.

We live over 95 percent of our lives indoors, separated from nature; over 99 percent of our thinking is disconnected from how nature works its perfection. From this profound disconnection, to our loss, we omit nature's grace from our personal, social, spiritual and environmental lives.



"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

- Albert Einstein

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."

- Henry David Thoreau


You can correct our great omission. In as little as fourteen days you can learn how to expertly apply The Einstein-Thoreau Balanced Life Equation and enjoy the benefits of thinking like nature works. The Equation is:

eWa= 9L(t+r) *

MEANING: embracing Webstring attractions equals Nine-Leg thinking and relationships

The deteriorating state of the world being what it is, the Balance of Life Equation is as important and revolutionary as Einstein's e=mc2 or the discovery by Copernicus that Earth and we are neither the center nor most important thing in the Solar System.

This formula gives any individual or group the expertise to address contemporary problems through the combined genius of Albert Einstein, Henry David Thoreau and natural systems in action. Thoreau noted, "What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.

The Equation is applicable by an individual, organization or nation to most situations. It enables us to tap into nature's powers to improve our thinking, destiny and health as well as our relationships with each other and the environment. It helps us, in peace, improve personal and environmental resilience, cooperation and equilibrium.

Perhaps the Equation's greatest attribute is that it is self-rewarding so that it continues to motivate and encourage its own use.

* The A-B-C of using the Equation ..eWa= 9L(t+r)

A. To understand and use "9L(t+r) " (nine-leg thinking and relationships) as an enabling tool visit nineleg thinking then return here

B. To understand and use "eWa" (embracing webstring attractions) visit maverickgenius.com

C. To read the values and benefits people have obtained from the Equation visit Equation Benefits

D. Instructions for how to complete, apply and additionally benefit from the Equation are found in the book and on line course The Web of Life Imperative at webstrings.org

"Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity."

- Albert Einstein


"I feel a little alarmed when it happens that I have walked a mile into the woods bodily, without getting there in spirit. . . . What business have I in the woods, if I am thinking of something out of
the woods?"

- Henry David Thoreau


Contemporary people do not enjoy a highly cooperative and balanced, non-polluting, environmentally-supportive way of relating to ecosystems and each other. This is because although we are part of nature, we teach ourselves to ignore an important essence of how nature produces its health and balance. The Equation provides our thinking with that essence. By applying it to to any thought or relationship that seeks or needs to improve, it re-educates us from destructive indoor ways.


"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."

- Albert Einstein

"What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook."

-Henry David Thoreau

"I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines."

- Henry David Thoreau


A research group of psychologists and naturalists discovered the environmentally supportive, easily applied Einstein-Thoreau Equation. It helps us benefit from nature's remarkable ability to heal, restore and balance relationships that that are destructively stressed, or dysfunctional. These kinds of relationships are often socialized,...bonded into being habitual, conditioned or programmed. They do not change easily and seldom intelligently support personal or global life. The Equation helps people transform these detrimental bonds into constructive relationships.


"Nature is doing her best each moment to make us well."

- Henry David Thoreau

"Why does this applied science, which saves work and makes life easier, bring us so little happiness? The simple answer runs: Because we have not yet learned to make sensible use of it."

- Albert Einstein


Our greatest need:

We and our planet desperately need assistance in reducing our dysfunctions, suffering and disorders. These abnormalities deteriorate our mental and physical health, the environment, social justice, peace, community, trust, economics and cooperation. We need an effective tool, a distinct, powerful process we can use to reduce these problems.




"Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand."

-Henry David Thoreau

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."

- Albert Einstein


Contemporary people do not enjoy a highly cooperative and balanced, non-polluting, environmentally-supportive way of relating to ecosystems and each other because we teach ourselves to not connect with an important essence of how nature produces its perfection. The Equation provides our thinking with that essence. We benefit by applying it to any thought or relationship that seeks or needs to improve.


"This earth which is spread out like a map around is but the lining of my inmost soul exposed."   

- Henry David Thoreau

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."

- Albert Einstein


To help us build a brighter future, the Einstein-Thoreau Equation brings the restorative and balancing powers of nature's grace into play. These powers produce nature's balance and beauty without producing garbage, pollution, undue abusiveness, mental disorders or our many other challenging problems. Nature leaves nothing out, everything belongs and that is a way to describe unconditional love.

The Equation helps our thinking to become part of nature's nurturing ways in ourselves and the environment. This enables us to create better tomorrows. 


"In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep."

- Albert Einstein

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."

- Henry David Thoreau


"I think back on that wonderful day on the mountain now and I know that it was a time for me to let go of my past and open the door of my future. And that is what happened as not to long after my life took some incredible changes. These changes have been personally very positive and I know that it all started from that day."

Environmental Education Student, Project NatureConnect


"The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible."

Albert Einstein


"The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly."

Henry David Thoreau


"I vividly recall the lightening storms that I watched from the farmhouse. For a young child those electrical storms were both frightening and thrilling. To this day I believe that those storms have provided me with a powerful reminder of the brilliance and magical force of nature"

- Environmental Education Student Project NatureConnect


The Great Einstein-Thoreau Equation

1. This page: The Equation plus nine-leg thinking link

* The A-B-C of using the Equation

2. Trusting and validating four-leg knowledge

3. The problems from 4-leg omission

4. The benefits from using the equation




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Does the Balance of Life Equation have something to offer you?

Individuals and groups who have learned to apply the equation report that this tool can help you:

-Quadruple the power of your vote.
-Realize more completely your hopes and values.
Increase your resilience, support, social justice and friendships.
-Reduce stress, anxiety, burnout, dysfunction and loneliness.
-Improve your ability to think clearly and implement the power of love.
-Strengthen personal, environmental and government wellness.
-Produce cooperation and responsible professional opportunities and ethics.
-Discover environmentally sound directions goals and satisfactions
-Enjoy nature-connected education, psychology and healing courses and degree programs
-Use powerful tool and process books, degrees and courses to tap into potent self-help healing and conflict resolution powers of nature.
-Research and restore forty-eight inherent sensory intelligences into your awareness that we normally learn to deny and subdue so they deteriorate.
-Enjoy community ways of knowing and relating that, when intact, sustain the wellness, peace, balance. health and resilience of natural systems within and around us.
-Increase personal and global peace and inspiration while reducing dysfunction.
Add important new self-improvement dimensions to counseling, healing and citizenship relationships.
-Enjoy 53 sensory parts of nature, like thirst, each a distinct way of knowing and relating that, when intact, helps us sustain the wellness, balance and resilience of natural systems in us and the environment.
-Transform the abnormal, desensitized corporation economics and other omissions in the way our nature-disconnected society teaches us to think.
-Rejuvenate natural life sensitivities and Earth-integrated, whole ways of knowing
-Master how to reconnect your mentality to its nurturing origins, to the regenerative vigor, sustainability and integrity of nature.
-Help yourself, and those close to you, benefit from the renewal that lies in the magnificence of a beautiful day, the wisdom of an ancient tree and the fortitude of a weed.
-Through life experience discover how to let the "higher power" in nature's healing energies help your thinking transform your stress, disorders, suffering and harmful bonds into constructive personal, social and environmental rewards.
Strengthen your inborn natural genius.


Related Articles and Letters

Nature's Grace: Einstein-Thoreau Equation Provides an Answer to Hopes, Prayers and Dreams.

Dear Editor

The lack of finding inner peace, sustainable economics, trust, social justice and personal and environmental wellness had alarmed me. I sought and finally found a tool that transformed my depressing stress and anxiety into responsible stability. I thought I was stressed because the more I became aware of the destructive things happening to Earth and to people and places I loved, including myself, the greater became my lack of hope and feeling either mad, sad or depression. This divorced me from both my spirit and partner. I felt anger with God and beauty, a fear and disrespect of God for letting so much war, suffering and environmental deterioration occur that I was powerless to change. In time, I became aware that I was in denial. I denied that I, like many others, had an addiction to immediate rewards from my dysfunctions. They robbed me of the resilience to tolerate what I could not change. In fear, I came upon the description, on this page, of an amazing equation that combines the genius of Albert Einstein and Henry David Thoreau. Lost in depression, I only paid attention to it because it received super positive reviews from many conferences, spiritualities and publications that I respected, especially Psychology Today, Humanistic Psychology and the Journal of Environmental Education. In retrospect, it was a love answer from nature's grace and beauty to my hopes, prayers and dreams.

Mr. Editor, Does writing about this make sense to you? Isn't it something your readers can benefit from?


The Essence of the Einstein-Thoreau Equation

This power equation contains the genius and support of Albert Einstein and Henry David Thoreau for use in self-help and supporting hope, cooperation, research psychologists, naturalists and good government,

It is a health improvement formula that strengthens your vote, conflict resolution and nature healing as well as restores balanced relationships free of stress and dysfunction to earth, peace and environment workers.

It acts as a health and life experience intelligence that increases resilience, friendships, love wellness ethics education awareness counseling citizenship transformation and constructive bonding.

It rejuvenates anxiety burnout suffering disorder abnormalities that deteriorate mental health social justice peace community trust economics and cooperation.

This tool offers a powerful process that deals with the problems of inspiration hope and integrity through books degrees and courses online



The Equation for Personal Growth and Self-Improvement

A Sensory Education and Counseling Tool Strengthens Holistic Health, Inner Peace and Sustainability

Contemporary society has taught us to be experts in conquering nature, including the balanced ways of our natural self and its love of nature. The result: because we don't protect what we don't love, nature, our collective sustainability and our personal wellness suffer. To stop this insanity the Einstein-Thoreau Equation makes readily available the means to genuinely connect our thinking and feeling to Mother Nature's recuperative powers, perfection and love of us as her children. Using the Internet as a learning tool, we tap our psyche into nature's beautiful sane and balanced web of life that produces an optimum of diversity and benefits without producing garbage, a web some people call God (www.ecopsych.com).

Although we are part of nature, we are normally educated to spend, on average, over 95 percent of our time and 99 percent of our lives thinking and feeling while separated from nature's grace, beauty, and restorative powers. Our mentality's profound loss of nature divorces us into apathy through denial. We deny that we are rewarded for fearing and exploiting, rather than embracing, the supportive ways of our planetary mother and her kingdoms. We deny that we are psychologically addicted to nature-disconnected thinking that creates our personal, social and environmental dysfunctions.

Through easily learned, nature-connected Organic Psychology methods and materials, the Internet makes it possible for any individual, or 600 million people, to think in ways that invigorate resiliency and spirit and that reduce our addictive trespasses, denial and apathy. By genuinely reconnecting our thinking to natural systems we restore and trust more than forty-five natural senses that have been numbed out of our consciousness by our extreme disconnection from nature. The self-improvement renewal of these senses increases our sensitivity, sensibility and love energies. This ecopsychology helps unbalanced parts of our minds and hearts benefit from nature's ability to rejuvenate and balance itself, including us, for we are part of nature. We reduce our stress, depression and abusiveness. We transform our apathy into constructive participation. Backyard to back country,-we strengthen our life, our organizations and global society.


An Equation Helps Us Meet Our Great Challenge

"Our body, mind, spirit and ability to love come into the world through nature. They are part of nature's beautiful perfection, wisdom and restorative powers. However, the extreme disconnection of our thinking from nature injures these attributes. Like tearing a leg from a live rabbit, we wound and damage our ability to think clearly. Its dysfunction deteriorates our wellness, our inner peace and the environment.

Our bonding and denial present us with great challenges. To replace our lost gratifications from nature, our socialization rewards our disturbed psyche to attach or addict to contemporary ways along with their destructive side effects. Our greatest challenge is that we learn to deny that the self-improvement means is available to reconnect our thinking with nature's regenerative powers and thereby co-create ourselves and the world in a peaceful balance that eliminates these side effects."

- Michael J. Cohen


The Equation: Are You Suffering from Denial of Your Separation from Nature?

  Excessive separation from nature produces the discomforts of fatigue, apathy, stress, anxiety, depression, hopelessness, anger, mood swings, mistrust, loneliness, broken relationships, destructive dependencies and sleep, eating, learning and attention disorders
1. Contemporary society and its citizens are in denial. We are aware that we are part of nature and that although we are disconnected from nature, we deny that this separation bears ill effects upon our physical or mental health and inner peace. We are also in denial if we know our separation from nature is producing destructive personal, social and environmental disorders but we don't use readily available nature-reconnecting tools to help us treat these disorders.

2. Because we are members of a nature-disconnected society in denial, we are psychologically bonded to our society's ways and we each suffer from and perpetuate the dysfunctions, insanity and discontents of our society.

3. Many people display mood disorder symptoms or other discontents that are not normally found in nature-connected people. These individuals are usually in denial that they suffer because they are, or have been, excessively separated from nature and its regenerative healing and restorative powers. The symptoms these individuals endure include the discomforts of fatigue, apathy, stress, anxiety, depression, hopelessness, anger, mood swings, mistrust, loneliness, broken relationships, destructive dependencies and sleep, eating, learning and attention disorders.

4. Contemporary society consciously and subconsciously socializes us to believe that nature is an enemy to overcome, conquer or develop.

  - We are in denial that we mistakenly consider it progress and economically sound to subdue natural systems within and around us and thereby lose the resilience and immunity provided by the recuperative powers of these systems.

- We deny that if disconnection from nature produces discontents, that authentic reconnecting with nature enables nature's renewing powers to help us transform our discontents into happier, more reasonable, ways of being and relating.

- We deny that nature-reconnecting tools are readily available to us and that we that can use them to help ourselves reverse our disorders.

5. An individual that only addresses their personal dysfunctions without addressing the nature-disconnected roots of these dysfunctions too often furthers their and our problems as time passes. That perpetuates depression, fatigue, apathy, attention disorders, loneliness, stress, mistrust, anxiety, hopelessness, anger, mood swings, broken relationships, destructive dependencies and sleep, learning, eating, and mood disorders,