There's only two weeks to go before the release of my new book THE BOND : CONNECTING THROUGH THE SPACE BETWEEN US, and I wanted to tell you a little more about the work that I have been doing for three years. The book was written in response to all the crises we now face, including the financial recession, which I believe have occurred because the livese we´ve chosen to lead are not consistent with our truest nature as givers and sharers.
The latest evidence shows that the essential impulse of human beings and all of life is a will to connect, not an urge to compete.
Currently we maintain this view of the universe as a place of scarcity populated by separate things that must turn against each other in order to survive. We´ve all simply assumed that´s life. But that´s not the story science is telling us anymore.
I scoured frontier science in many areas and discovered that we are not individuals in any sense of the term.
*Sub atomically, there is no such thing as an individual thing.
*Our bodies are created through so many complex interactions with its environment that they cannot be considered to exist independently.
* Our health, our mental stability, and possibly even much of what we consider our uniquely individual motivation are partly at the whim of solar activity.
*We understand the actions of others by simulating the entire experience from a personal vantage point - as though it were happening to us.
*One of our deepest needs is to agree with each other, which manifests in a constant and automatic impulse to synchronize, physically, psychologically and emotionally.
*Emotion, always considered wholly individual, is like a virus, transferring from person to person in an endless and unconscious circle of contagion.
* We seek belonging above all else: for every 10 per cent more your neighbors make than you do, your suicide probability increases by 7.5 per cent.
*Connecting with others is a matter of life and death the lone-wolf, Harrison Ford style all-American hero is a perfect candidate for a heart attack.
I wrote THE BOND to offer the first road-map of how to live according to this new scientific story, in harmony with our true nature. Next week I´ll tell you a little more about some of the detailed recommendations I make to help foster more cooperative relationships and more unified neighborhoods.
In the meantime, if you´d like to pre-order your copy to make sure you have it sent on the day of launch, just click here: www.thebond.info.