‘This is the perfect place for paradise’ is a participation art project that aims to enlist everyone to help create paradise with their thoughts and actions.
Society excludes the artist from their decision making process at their peril. For who is more qualified to imagine and create a beautiful future than an artist?
“Our thoughts have always – through the ages – created the future. Every thought we think, every word we use to share that thought, helps build the future, not just our own, but that of all living things on this tiny majestic rock full of life.
“That is what we are supposed to do when we are at our best – make it all up – but make it up so truly that later it will happen that way.”– Ernest Hemingway
Our thoughts are not something to be carelessly dismissed; they are our superpower, with them we are all ‘making it up’ as we go along. There is some responsibility in that, we should carefully consider what we make up.”– Searching for Galileo; Annette Jahnel
What do you see?
A trained and flexible brain can hold both images and shift effortlessly between them, allowing a constant reminder of both possibilities, and the recognition that we decide what we see, what we react to, what we create.
For the untrained brain the world view becomes fixed. There grows a fierce attachment to the reality that we have created, and a strong belief that what is, is the only way it can be. We call this creating a paradigm.
A scientific/social revolution occurs when we encounter anomalies that cannot be explained by the universally accepted paradigm, within which scientific/social progress has thereto been made. The paradigm is the entire worldview in which it exists, and all of the implications that come with it. There are anomalies for all paradigms that are brushed away as acceptable levels of error, or simply ignored and not dealt with.
When enough significant anomalies have accrued against a current paradigm, the scientific/social discipline is thrown into a state of crisis.’ – summation -Thomas Kuhn The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
Paradigms, or fixed worldviews, exist in all human activities. When challenged, the brain experiences cognitive dissonance, which results in something cognitive neuroscientists call ‘backfire.’
“The phenomenon — known as ‘backfire’ — is “a natural defense mechanism to avoid that cognitive dissonance.” In the presence of the correct information, such people react very differently than the merely uninformed. Instead of changing their minds to reflect the correct information, they can entrench themselves even deeper.” Brendan Nyhan
Recognizing the above mental anomaly helps to prepare the brain for a paradigm shift.
The future is our ultimate creation. A creation that we all participate in, with each thought we have, each action we take. This is the perfect place for paradise project visualizes a creative collaboration of all of humanity. It all starts in our brains, becoming aware of our brains and the need to train and nurture them to enable the mental ability to acquire a thought process geared towards reclaiming paradise.
Not a metaphysical paradise but a practical touchable livable paradise right here on Earth.
As all action starts in the brain, all change must necessarily start by changing how we use our brains.
This premise is based on the following scientific evidence of how the human brain learns, adapts, and develops ‘inborn’ personality traits.
1) Research into Epigenetics shows that the environment in which we live directly affects how our DNA functions and ultimately the structure of DNA itself. For millennia, we have been living in environments that we created; this has shaped the modern human.
2) Our brains are learning organs; they learn to survive in their environments by mimicking behaviour that seems most successful for survival in that environment. This learning takes place mainly subconsciously and regardless of comprehension.
3) Homo sapiens is the most environmentally adaptive species on Earth, and also the species most adept at adapting the environment to suit itself. Because our environments shape our behaviour, we can create environments that nurture a globally recognised ideal behaviour.
4) To change how we behave, we must redefine success, and build environments to ensure that the most beneficial and harmonious behaviour is the most successful within that environment.
With the aim of breaking the circle of suffering , it is an unnecessary construct designed to hold us back from reaching our true nature, that of a species able to bridge the sensibilities of all species, to create a powerful flow of life force (also known as love) between all beings. It is our destiny to create harmony between all things and it all starts with your consciously creating harmony in your brain.
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The document explores the first practical steps required to reach this goal. Steps that require the participation of those more knowledgeable or influential in each field.