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COVID 19 is just one more problem we humans have to face today. Crises, such as global warming, species extinction, climate change, and the extended use of anxiolytics and antidepressants by all sections of the population including youngsters, are telling us we are out of sync with Nature, and with our Self. Here, I suggest we need to change the focus of our attention from outside to inside, and from the overextended use of logical thinking mind associated with the brain to the feeling mind linked with the heart. I associate the thinking mind with the male principle and the feeling heart-mind with the female principle. This change can bring about the necessary next step in our evolution by providing us with a way to connect with the deeper Self or Essence to obtain Higher Guidance. This epistemological way of knowing is based on intuition, and heart-based esoteric traditions throughout the ages have known about it. However, to find solutions to the multiple problems we are facing today, many more people need to learn how to tap into their heart-mind. In this article, I explore and expand on these ideas from different angles, including the scientific.
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... Science and our Western educational systems are part of this problem and also foment this imbalance. Our educational system is linked to the male idea of excellence embedded in the Greek word Paideia and, as such, stresses the development of our intellectual abilities related to our rational mind (Lindhard, 2019(Lindhard, , 2020c. It was, and still is, an inherently competitive system through which males could and still can obtain honor. ...
... But at the same time, the nature of this educational system programs out the inherent female co-operative and caring nature, which was never the aim of formal education in ancient Greece states, and it is still not its objective. In a society where the family structure is increasingly breaking down, the caring female nature is being severely undermined, also by females (Lindhard, 2020c). Science up to now, 'has also ridden' on one limb, a masculine rational way of seeing the Universe, even though some of the greats like Einstein, fully recognized the role of intuition (Howard, 2004(Howard, /2019. ...
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The traditional way of understanding existence is through science in the West and inner investigation in the East. However, here I propose that our embryological past can give us clues about our nature, and the two main ways of obtaining information about the world, which I associate with the Male and the Female Principle, linked respectively with secondary and primary perception systems. In identifying a primary perception system and hypothesizing how it works, I am taking speculation about it out of the domain of philosophy and into the realm of testable science. I also submit that when we recognize these different ways of perceiving the world as part of Nature's play, we can investigate through our own being how we can balance them to bring peace and harmony to ourselves and society Resumen: La forma tradicional de entender la existencia es a través de la ciencia en Occidente y la investigación interna en Oriente. Sin embargo, aquí propongo que nuestro pasado embriológico puede darnos pistas sobre nuestra naturaleza, y las dos formas principales de obtener información sobre el mundo, que asocio con el Principio Masculino y Femenino, vinculados respectivamente con los sistemas de percepción secundario y primario. Al identificar un sistema de percepción primario e hipotetizar cómo funciona, estoy sacando las especulaciones al respecto del dominio de la filosofía y las introduzco en el ámbito de la ciencia comprobable. También sugiero que cuando reconocemos estas diferentes formas de percibir el mundo como parte del juego de la naturaleza, podemos investigar a través de nuestro propio ser cómo podemos equilibrarlas para traer paz y armonía a nosotros mismos y a la sociedad.
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