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The Einstein-Thoreau Equation for Mutually Supportive Balance



Destructive Results from the Lie of

4-leg Omission


"I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born."

Henry David Thoreau

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."

Albert Einstein


Scientific studies of the water cycle produce a diagram that identifies the movement of water through the land sea and sky.

A. In the diagram, an arrow from the sea to the sky portrays how water evaporates and becomes clouds.

B. Another arrow portrays clouds becoming rain that falls to the land and sea and brings water in and through us and the rest of the animal and plant kingdom as well.

C. A third and fourth arrowshow water draining into the sea and then or later transpiring or evaporating into the sky from plants and the sea - purifying itself in the process- and then starting the water cycle again.

An important question:

The question below has been asked of thousands of people and very few can 5-leg answer it even though all are fully 4-leg aware of the answer.

The Question: What does the B arrow represent that brings water into us, through us and out of us? Most diagrams omit this important aspect of how nature works. Most people don't know what the arrow is, do you?

The thing that brings water into us, through us and out of us is ________________

It is important to note that anybody who has ever had a good experience in nature knows exactly what that arrow represents. We just don't know that we know it until something helps us put it into the right words. The Einstein-Thoreau Equation helps us find these words and include their vital meaning in our thinking and relationships.

The arrow in B, of course, represents the 4-leg sense or sensation of thirst. Thirst is a sensory intelligence that "reads" our body and turns itself on and off appropriately in our consciousness to attract us to drink water when we need it. Similarly, the 4-leg sense of excretion intelligently attracts us to excrete unwanted water in us.

Applying the Einstein-Thoreau Equation helps us discover that the other arrows in the diagram also act like thirst in that they attract water from one place or relationship to another. Still other arrows, not included in the diagram, attract water to transform into a liquid, gas or solid as part of this process.

In their new book The Web of Life Imperative, Cohen and his Project NatureConnect workers show that in our nature-conqering, nature-disconnected 5-leg society most water-cycle diagrams omit identifyinig what the arrows are. The diagrams also omit that we sense/experience these arrows as thirst. This omission holds not only true for water cycle diagrams and the sense of thirst. It equally holds true for most of our other 53 natural senses. We omit them as part of the arrpws in scientific descriptions of life cycles and the way nature works.

To our cost, this omission teaches us, and makes us believe, that we don't have at least 52 natural senses in addition to thirst and that these senses normally connect our awareness and thinking to natural systems so we may benefit from their restorative and balancing powers within and around us.

Cohen calls these natural system attractions "webstrings" because they are the fabric and connecting strands of the web of life around and within us.

When we don't apply the Equation to a situation, we lose sight of and the benefits from the whole global ecosystem being held together by natural attraction webstrings, at least 53 of which register in us as senses, sensations or feelings.

The Einstein-Thoreau Equation benefits us by bringing our omission of the webstring of thirst clearly to our attention. Equally important, the Equation constantly shows us that we omit knowing the world more fully and setiently because we destructively closet ourselves from it.

The Equation reminds us that, on average we spend over 95% of our time indoors and over 99% of our thinking is disconnected from nature. In addition, the Equation gives our thinking the ability to correct this omission by enabling it to revitalize our 53 natural senses and authentically connect with our nurturing origins in natural systems and nature's grace.

"My hike in the Osa Peninsula is particularly attractive and memorable to me because of its pure sensory nature. I recall very vividly may of the scents, tastes, textures, sights and sounds of the experience. The transitons of the day are also marked iin my mind: our departure on a humid morning, the building tension of the oncoming storm, the cool relief and refreshment it provided, and the emerging heat of our return. I remember my personal transition as well moving from worry over the possibility of bad weather to concern at staying dry until finally giving in and embracing the pounding rain. It is one of the most refreshing things I have experienced. I still smile as I recall sliding down the slippery slopes, getting knee-deep in the river, being covered in mud, and never so at one with the earth."

Environmental Education Student, Project NatureConnect


"There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly."

- Henry David Thoreau

"It is only to the individual that a soul is given."

- Albert Einstein


The Great Einstein-Thoreau Equation

1. The Equation plus nine-leg thinking link

2. Trusting and validating four-leg knowledge

3. This page: The problems from 4-leg omission

4. The benefits from using the equation




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The Essence of the Einstein-Thoreau Equation

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

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.

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

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.



How does the Balance of Life Equation help you improve the quality of your life and all life?

-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.
-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.
-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
-Increase personal and global peace and inspiration while reducing dysfunction.
Add important new self-improvement dimensions to counseling, healing and citizenship relationships.


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 indepression, 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 Equation for Personal Growth and Self-Improvement

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

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.

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).

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


Mood Disorders: 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.