The Solution for Suffering: a Therapeutic
Process and Healing Agenda for Responsible Progress.
To benefit from our ideals
we must have a process that enables us
to implement them.
Michael J. Cohen
A MEANS FOR EFFECTIVE ACTION
From his window, an insane asylum inmate saw a
farmer with a wheelbarrow and called. "What's in the wheelbarrow"
"Horse manure," came the response.
"What ya gonna do with it?"
"Put it on my strawberries"
"Doggone!" said the inmate, "I put cream on mine
and they tell me I'm crazy."
Until recent times, out of ignorance contemporary
society has produced the destructive personal, social and environmental
problems we increasingly suffer.
Today, however, we have gone
crazy. Today we consciously ignore an effective solution for
our suffering, one that is readily
available. That is a form of madness.
How people naturally function
As does all of Nature, people survive by building
mutually attractive attachments to our surroundings including
other people, technologies and Nature. Like thirst attracts water,
we legitimately know, sense and feel these attachments as forms
and means of survival.
Our biological and psychological origins are in
Nature. When we suffer from our destructive relationships that
suffering is an instinctive natural signal. It tells us that
our attachments are contaminated and unhealthy. It also says
that we must recycle, purify and transform these destructive
attachments into constructive relationships, for that is Nature's
way to survive.
This transformation is a challenge.
Our mentality by itself can not change our contaminated
relationships for our relationships consist of thinking and feeling
attachments, not just ideas.
Instinctively, in support of our original survival
in Nature, for us to detach our attachments feels threatening.
For survival, it inherently triggers us to sense, think and feel
that when we become detached we will lose valuable rewards and
important support; we will be outcasts, anxious or at risk.
Against our better judgment, but controlled by
these sometimes unconscious feelings, we often remain sentiently
attached to our destructive relationships with people, places
and things. Without disconnecting from them our suffering continues.
How the solution works:
There is a solution for our suffering. It provides
us with powerful sensory activities. They enable us to safely
and responsibly reattach our contaminated attachment bonds to
things in Nature that are inherently more attractive and non-destructive,
as is Nature's way. This reconnects our psyche with the purifying
powers of our natural origins
Through the activities, when we reattach our thinking
to safer, more wholesome, attractions, our problems de-energize
and dissolve. This is how Nature sustains its purity and balance.
It recycles its contaminated attachments into new, constructive,
attachments with Nature. As part of Nature we inherit the ability
do this. Our greatest problems persist because we teach ourselves
to ignore this ability.
What is the solution?
The solution is a process that enables us
to recycle in Nature, backyard or back country, the contaminated
ways that we presently think and relate. The Process
empowers us to think like Nature works. Its benefits
clearly speak for themselves.
It is sad but common that when I tell people about
the Process, a part of them tends to think that I put horse manure
on my strawberries. Part of them also concludes that the Process
itself is horse manure.
Fortunately, another part of each of us knows better.
That part is our deeper ideals and hopes. They neither want us
to continue suffering nor to promote suffering. I offer you Process programs and seek
nomination to support that part of you.
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Michael J. Cohen, Candidate for Presidential Nomination
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J. Cohen, Ed.D. is an award winning Environmental Education and
Psychology author who directs several
university programs in Applied Ecopsychology as well as the Integrated
Ecology Division of the Institute of Global Education and Project
NatureConnect. He conceived the 1985 International Symposium
"Is the Earth a Living Organism" and is the recipient
of the Distinguished World Citizen Award. For further information,
visit his personal
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