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 Pieces of the Puzzle2002-11-17 19:03
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One of my strong beliefs is that we each hold an important piece of a bigger puzzle, or we ARE that piece. The Earth needs all of us to do what we're here to do. We each need to find out where we fit, and what we need to do there. The world will not completely work without you doing your particular thing, in your particular way.

That is not just an inspiring thing to say to people to motivate them. It is more than a metaphor. More like a principle of self-organization, albeit an intuitively derived one.

The puzzle would be how we all work together as a global brain, I suppose. Which relates to how we develop a planetary organizational system that works for everyone. I postulate that, since we each posses individual consciousness and will, it can only be done in a self-organizing way. I.e. by honoring all of our diverse perspectives, and letting them negotiate the details amongst themselves. And, since we all share the same space and the same components that sustain life, we're inherently inseparable, so our solution has to form a unified non-exclusive fabric.

Chances are that you know something, or you see something, or you feel something that nobody else is feeling or seeing or knowing. If you don't think so, you might have to dig deeper into who you really are. If you don't sharpen up your unique awareness and act on it, nobody else will. And there will be a blank spot or a blind spot in our shared fabric, and your piece will not be connected.

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17 Nov 2002 @ 23:01 by shawa : That is...
... the possibility that NCN is giving us, to experiment just that. At least, as I do experience it.  

17 Nov 2002 @ 23:07 by ashanti : Value
Every piece has value.  

18 Nov 2002 @ 10:47 by sharie : every one
Thanks for that Ming, it's a nice bit of hope in these days of imminent war.  

19 Nov 2002 @ 12:21 by paquetse : Edsger Dijkstra(1930-2002) said it thus:
"Do only what only you can do"  

19 May 2005 @ 05:16 by The Real Reggie @ : oh rly
10:06 assface gawd  

19 May 2005 @ 05:57 by curious @ :
whats at 10 Reggie?  

19 May 2005 @ 06:03 by The Real Real Reggie @ : 19th
use your brain  

19 May 2005 @ 11:33 by REggie de GK @ : AHah :fou:
bulshit bullshi bullshit  

19 May 2005 @ 11:36 by Joshua @ : on

19 May 2005 @ 11:39 by Sleek @ : 24:7
Dliw nur niarb thgir ruoy tel ot deraperp eB  

19 May 2005 @ 11:40 by Iwata @ : I'm the true one
I want to believe  

19 May 2005 @ 11:45 by Joshua @ : ON ?

19 May 2005 @ 12:05 by Dams @ : ???
Qu'est ce que j'fous là moi ...?  

19 May 2005 @ 12:55 by SuzuKube @ : Puzzle
La piece de puzzle!!! Y'en a 4 alors...  

20 May 2005 @ 15:41 by Reggie :nerd: @ : arreter de dire des conneries
ouais arreter :x:
spéciale dédicasse to GK :fou:  

24 May 2005 @ 15:03 by ming : ???
Qu'est-ce qu'il ce passe ici? Je comprends pas. Mais, soyez les bienvenus.  

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