wave nature of life
Imagined view of the wave nature of life with time on the x-axis



     People vary greatly in the number of mini-cycles that come together to constitute their love lives or wisdom quests. The duration of the individual cycles and the overall pattern, as well as its susceptibility to perturbation depends on individual differences in constitution, upbringing and education. And chance plays a part.

     Despite our individual differences, the component rhythms of love and wisdom do not play out at all possible tempos in everyone. They cluster within certain common frequency bands.2

     These frequency bands reflect the rhythms of nature to which we were tuned by our early evolution.   That is to say, by long processes of selection, organisms have come to mirror the rhythmicity of the earth environment. Its planetary movements, tectonic rumblings, magnetic moments, flowing water, cyclonic winds and radiant solar energies pulse through us.

                                                   Rhythms of Nature


     We live in far-from equilibrium conditions. Tipping points occur in life. But not all tipping points are turning points. A tipping point becomes a turning point only when  the sensitive nonlinear bio-oscillating systems of which we are composed respond to perturbations with rhythmic restoration in love or wisdom. We can speculate that this happens because:

   1.   Our thoughts and actions and all their cerebral, neural, humoral and skeleto-muscular components  are  designed to move in specific frequency bands with phase relationships to other oscillators,
   2.  That these unfold as events in a field of nature that is itself resonant,
   3.  That reality is structured in such a way as to generate reso-nances and dissonances that tune human nature (and all living natures) to the environment and to each other, and that
   4.  Love and wisdom are the highest expressions of these dy-namics because they command the adaptive peaks of our most consequential solitary and social undertakings.