Tea Cup

Still like a lake lays the surface. Mirroring the light in the room. Threads of steam are released from the surface. They build a delicate tree of steam which floats above this mirror. The liquid is clear, crystal clear. A soft tone of green in the fluid lets the white porcelain shimmer.

The tea cup is fragile but strong to retain the hot fluid. Thin walled made of breakable material. One crack and the strength flies away. But as long as it can hold the liquid it may keep its function in a perfect form. Bulgy with a straight top, perfect round, perfect uniform white.

The empty cup asks for filling. The space of emptiness is defined by the cup. Filling it with the hot golden fluid finds the purpose. The smooth walls are wettened by the liquid. Peacefully waits the cup until it is empty again. The circle of being has been closed.

Sentience

We have multiple senses. We feel, taste, see and smell. Our senses are sharpen by its use. Train your senses for higher sensitivity.

Sensing opposes reasoning.

Strengthening our sensational organs connects us with the body. Unifying the body’s feelings with the brain’s rationality.

Ocean of Time

Drifting through the ocean of time.
No island visible.
Uniformity. Waves on the surface of time.
Tidal movements fasten or slowing down pace of time.
Time is plenty, but thirst cannot be satisfied.
Never running out of time.
Always moving forward.
Drifting through the ocean of time.
No goal, no aim, no haven, no port.
There is no end just being in time.
Flow with the time.
Go by the wave.
Move up and down.
Feel the time and the ocean’s water.
Time fills every pore like water.
Time is here and there and everywhere.
Use it, feel it, live it, be it.

Tribe

The community surrounds us and makes us feel needed and part of it. The tribe contains more than pedigree relationships. Tribes are the immediate contacts either physical, emotional, religious or digital.

The tribe defines the society and culture. The tribe is ancestry, present and future generations. The tribe is the social connection to the world. It fills our inter-personal needs and supplies us with social energy.

The tribe delivers safety and security against the forces of nature and culture. A tribe helps to identify bonds in the world. The tribe consists of family, relatives, friends, strangers, coworkers and many more.

The tribe helps to identify oneself and is anchor for life and survival. The tribe might change its connections through time, but the core stays through time. Life in a community brings tradition and rituals. The tribe brings safety and stability. 

Wabibito

Be an upright person with a right heart.

Restrict your living space.

Limit your possessions.

Live meaningful and aware of your surroundings.

Sustain a simple life.

Open your heart to your basic nature.

Stay in harmony with the Tao.

Let the Chi flow.

Be yourself.

Food for Thought: the future of nutrition

Eating good food is one of the most important daily activities around the globe. Wherever people are they need to eat and scientists have much learned about what, how and why to eat. A balanced diet of fat, proteins and carbohydrates distributed over the course of a day can supply the right nutritional necessities. Although there are always some trends and diets which suggest specific alterations from the general worldwide existing mixture of dietary ingredients, the majority of people follow this average general modern diet.

Looking into the past of mankind one can see that there was a large variety of dietary differences during the human evolution. Our closest living relatives, the chimps and bonobos are both fructivorous and herbivorous, but sometimes the urge for hunting comes and then they have a carnivorous feast. We know from archaeological studies that our ancestors, Neanderthals and Anatomical Modern Humans, had a large variety of meat and plants in their diets. Seemingly with a higher focus on meat. After the Neolithic transition (the first economic revolution: the agricultural invention) larger groups of people settled down and changed their diets dramatically towards a cereal based diets. From now onwards the majority of people inhabiting this planet lived on a high carbohydrate diet. During the Mediaeval period the majority of Europeans followed the Catholic dietary restrictions with one or more days of no-meat (but fish) and changed the dietary patterns across Europe. In North- and Middle-America the spread of corn became a culture transitioning element and changed the dietary habits of the native Americans. Parallel to the second economic revolution (the start of the industrial era) the distribution of nutritional resources became more uniform and the differences between the classes were fixed to the amount and variety of available food. The general dietary patterns from now on were dominated by a terrestrial based diet on cattle, sheep or pig products with a mixture of few plant products (e.g. cereals, starch-rich plants and vegetables). The latest dietary turnover approached with the fourth economic revolution (the Information Age). Processed food and nutritional products become omnipresent and cheaper than most regular food products, like fruits, vegetables or cereals. The food industry had started a new form of dietary accommodation and serves large parts of the (mainly) urban regions. Right now we are on the threshold of the next novelty of economic revolution, the Machine Age approaches and we are in an intermediate imaginative phase where we should think about how and what we want to eat and what food and nutritional ideas we want to pass on to our children and future generations.

We see right now different approaches in the food industry. First we see the trends of localized food production (small farming communities, micro-breweries) and back to the roots natural production. We have retailers advertising their produce from regional sources and they invest a lot of money to secure their claims. The laboratory techniques invented for food safety and testing are increasing exponentially. Food safety is a race between fraudsters inventing new frauds and the food industry securing their products. This trend follows the increasing awareness of (mainly) urban inhabitants for natural and unprocessed food with a small carbon dioxide footprint. The second trend in food production, this one is diametrically opposite from the first one, shows that the food industry seeks improvement of processing techniques to increase the quality of processed food. The food is designed to be consumer-friendly and contains everything for a healthy living, without the necessity of buying raw products and their preparation and processing. The attempt to produce printed food, biotechnological-sourced supplements, healthy corn-dogs or nutritional sweets are following this second trend with major public funding and private investments.

However, we are the customers and our decisions and choices in the supermarkets and bazaars define the future directions of our nutritional supply. Do we want to live in small range economies with localized production centers or do we follow the large scale industrial production of food products. Both approaches contain advantages for the customers in different situations and needs and might co-exist. We have to understand that we are now in a phase of imagination and invention of our own nutritional future.

Gravitational Waves

Interesting.

This is a fascinating result of scientific deduction. It’s a sensational finding and revolutionary fact to physicists.

But does it concern me or you or anyone? No there is no need for us to know this and there is no effect of it on our lifes.

So why shall we care? Why would we be interested in something so fundamentally irrelevant? Because it nourishes our curiosity. We are in quest for such phenomenal information no-one ever needs, but everyone wants to hear or read.

Nature’s Cycles

Spring with colorful flowers.
Summer with heat and light breezes.
Autumn with fallen leaves.
Winter with thick snow.

Nature’s forces come me go, I don’t mind.
Life flows in cycles. Life goes on. Life is now.