Culture,Relationships

ECOSYSTEM OF RELATIONSHIPS…..The key to Endurance

An Ecosystem is a community of living organisms acting in conjunction with the non-living components of their environment, interacting as a system. These Biotic and Abiotic components are linked together through nutrient cycles and energy flows,  forming a community of living organisms that live and interact with each other in a specific environment.

We came here not alone, but with a tag and the baggage of relationships and attachments. Some were bestowed upon us, while some we created and cultivated over a  lifetime. We fashioned a milieu and environment around us.

The basic philosophy behind creating our emotional ambience is … “All have their worth, and each contributes to the worth of the others.” J.R.R TOLKIEN

The more clearly and logically we can focus our attention and senses on the wonders and the realities of these relationships around us, the less we shall have of heartbreak and anguish.

Like the biodiversity in an open garden tank where all Fish species, Snails, and Turtles survive with a conglomeration of Moss, Hydrilla, and other vegetation, different types of people breathe in our proximity.

We cannot predict the behaviour of an entire complex or its connectivity. We don’t even know what’s going to go wrong. However, we can be confident that by modulating and modifying our attitudes and perceptions regarding the biodiversity of our relationships, we will make a living out of wishful thinking.

There is a deep interconnection of all life forms on earth, from the finest organisms to the most significant ecosystems and absolutely every human being.

Do we only have relationships with people with whom we connect intellectually or emotionally?

NO!

We have a positive alliance with the sweeper who cleans the road, the vegetable vendor, the plumber, the electrician and so on. Each forms a significant component of our Ecosystem. We cannot survive without them if we are to be viable in a social system, lest we decide to brood spiritually on the top of the ‘Kailash Parwat’.

We need our people around.

Respect for each other, no matter who is the bedrock of all original people’s harmony, coexistence, not conquest or conquer.

“Our mistakes are the Plankton in the Sea of Consequence.”

Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like if it were just grassland with a Hare sitting and nibbling at the grass blade, OR a hillock with a running spring and birds chirping on the pine treetops. How relaxing and dreamy it was.

We can vacation in this ambience, but our entire lives? NO WAY!

We can’t imagine a world without people. People build our Ecosystem and are an integral part of our thought processes and sensitivities.

Our progress and success criteria are measured by the speed at which we nullify and jeopardise the relationships that sustain our lives.

Everyone has friends limited to one platform and Ecosystem, whereas what we have built with ‘Fortnite’ is a friends system that works across seven platforms.

Like climate change, the relationship takes a nosedive and somersault. Everything needs a proper and competent fix-up. By the time we see that climate change is awful, our ability to fix it is extremely limited. Even as we become more virtuous and syphon our moral values, things may get worse for quite a while. The acid test is meant to infuse energy and patience into the proper place and revive lost time and commitment.

In an Ecosystem, everyone and everything plays a role in nurturing and sustaining this alliance. No one can boast of a singular contribution or influence. Each hand counts in laying the foundation bricks of this gigantic tower of relationships.

“I took pains”, “I made all the efforts”, “I gave my everything”,” I invested”… Such statements, thoughts and judgements are baseless in Relationships. It is a two-way ordeal, and everyone contributes.

“People need to know that they have all the tools within themselves. SELF-AWARENESS which means awareness of their body, awareness of their mental space, and relationships not only with each other but with life and the Ecosystem.” DEEPAK CHOPRA

 

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