The Einstein-Thoreau Equation for
Mutually Supportive Balance
Destructive Results from the Lie of
"I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born."
"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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."
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."
only to the individual that a soul is given."
The Great Einstein-Thoreau
nine-leg thinking link
and validating four-leg knowledge
3. This page: The
problems from 4-leg omission
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How does the Balance of
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-Enjoy 53 sensory parts of
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other omissions in the way our nature-disconnected society teaches
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Nature's Grace: Einstein-Thoreau
Equation Provides an Answer to Hopes, Prayers and Dreams.
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
The Equation for Personal Growth and
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
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
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?
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.
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
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
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
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.