Be You and Become

The hope of this website is to that each person wants to be closer to the their truest selves and that it is good. I believe that Abraham Maslow was correct and people go life self actualize they reach As people become the world becomes a better place too.

On this website will be advice, lessons, and encouragement organized by Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Survival, Security, Belonging, Esteem, and Self-Actualization.

For each person there is a light. It is brighter up ahead no matter how far they go towards it. To go towards your light is to become. This is another way of saying that to become is being on a never ending voyage or quest to be fulfilled. To become is the process of living a conscious life, being aware that one is growing. There is always more growth.

Eight billion candles burning at the same time will make one light. There isn’t a filter or prism that can break it apart to see the individual sources. In the same way, each of the metaphorical lights that guide and draw each person to become, create one light. It is part of the sphere of consciousness of all humanity on Earth. This is called the noosphere (here is the wikipedia discussion of the noosphere) and just as the geosphere, biosphere and anthrosphere (the physical, living, and human spheres) make Earth what it is, it to shapes it. (If you had to describe planet Earth to an alien you would tell them its physical features, that there is very varied life, that humans have shaped the planet with their agriculture, constructions, inventions, etc. and that the ideas, thoughts, attitudes, etc. of humans also have a part in making it what it is.)

As each person becomes they add to the totality of the consciousness that defines Earth. When people grow closer to being fulfilled the noosphere becomes more positive.

Become and make the world better.

U are the U in Us

There are almost 8 billion of us people, but there is only one you, U.

Without you there would still be almost 8 billion people, but it wouldn’t be us.
You are the U in us.

All of us are on one remote, small planet, Earth, called Gaia. It is in the perfect, Goldilocks situation. The temperature It’s not too hot, and not too cold. It has a mix of some 100 elements that join in millions of compound, including H2O in liquid form, water. It has enough gravity to have an atmosphere. It rotates, so there is day and night. It is on a tilt, so the northern and southern hemispheres alternate through seasons. The physical Earth is the geosphere.

The physical Earth, the geosphere.

Life, self-replicating, growing matter, is possible under these circumstances. It takes many forms including, plants and animals, who live an interrelated web. This is the biosphere.

Earth’s biosphere has a variety of life.

Humans shape the planet by using and developing the land and its resources, including the living ones. They change the Earth’s physical character with agriculture, dams, canals, roads, mines, ice breakers, nuclear explosions, and cities. Their actions change the Earth’s climate. This is the anthrosphere.

Earth as changed by humans, the anthrosphere. There are now close to 8 billion people.

The totality of what people think and feel and how they treat the Universe, the physical Earth, living things, other humans, and themselves is part of what makes Earth how it is. This realm is called the noosphere. In the illustration below the ring of light symbolizes the noosphere, the combined consciousness focused in harmony with what is good.

Human consciousness is part of what makes Earth what it is. It is called the noosphere.