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The research into self-organizing complexity of human dynamics illuminates a new framework for ecological studies: the framework of Wholesome Ecology.
The term “ecology” is rooted in the Greek word oikos meaning “house”. In the same way as the house provides a shelter for people to live, the universe provides a ‘shelter’ for the infinite manifold of unanimated and animated forms to exist and evolve together. The house – oikos – is a place where its inhabitants relate to one another and dynamically interact. Is it possible for these interrelationships and interactions to be healthy both for the humans and for the rest of the nature in the oekus which we share together? This is a question asked by Wholesome Ecology – a vital question. If we cannot answer this question, the chance for our survival as human species on this planet diminishes. Environmental crises, disasters, and cataclysms emerging in result of our unhealthy relationships with nature will continue to contribute in the spread of uncurable diseases among us and the other living forms. Wars, conflicts, and oppression emerging in result of our unhealthy relationships with one another will continue to accelerate the processes of life destruction.
At the focus of Wholesome Ecology is the unique web of life – and health-supporting interactions at all levels of their self-organizing emergence – intrapersonal and interpersonal; between the individuals and the environment, as well as between the individuals and society; between society and nature, as well as between society and the whole evolving universe.