When you were a fetus,
Your brain and Central Nervous System
Became your control center.
At the same time, your gut and body grew
Right next door, ready to sustain you.
Those two parts of you found each other
Somehow growing together.
The roots of each inner community
Meeting and joining at the trunk.
Resources were dictated by the special
Requirements of each type of tissue.
There were enough supplies,
the correct environment
And the right building materials and
a successful organism of you was born!
Your cells are still cooperating with one another
At every moment of every day.
If they did not,
that would be called cancer.
Do those cells feel enslaved and monitored by
The Central Intelligence Agency of you?
That’s a lot of tiny beings to ask.
Maybe I’ll narrow it down to one organ.
I can ask the cellular communities of my own heart:
Do you feel enslaved to keep my brain alive?
They said, “Sometimes.”
My brain laughs at the idea
That it is in control.
Showing me an impression of
nutrients exchanged at the roots of a tree.
Who feeds the brain to keep it alive?
Your gut, but more specifically YOU do.
And what does keep control in our bodies?
Homeostasis: the mechanism of
Sustaining balance through feedback and response.
How is this really achieved?
It is sometimes chemistry, and physics.
There is something else at work.
Something that accounts for:
That something might just be you!
And you in relationship with others.
What choices are you making today?
Are they right for your little inner world?
Are they kind?
Are they healthy?
What if the microcosm IS
The macrocosm as all the ancient texts say?
Can we evolve to a world in which we
Cooperate as a complex organism?
Would greed or fear every be capable of
Running such a complex system?
The constructive and destructive forces
Must be kept in balance to generate life.
I’m so glad you worked yours out
So you can read these musings.
I appreciate you!