Creating Resilence By Following Nature’s Lead
From Fast Company
January 29, 2013 - 5:00pm
The natural world has found ways to work and live in harmony for a long time. If we want to also survive and create sustainability systems, biomimicry may be the key. The operating conditions of life are literally symphonic: They are a composition of elements, they have range, there are crescendos and valleys, they have melody and rhythm, they can be harmonic, powerful, even frightening. They are dynamic and in motion. Circadian rhythms, tidal rhythms, the seasonality of the distance of our planet from the sun, water flows, and nutrient cycling all fluxing in sync result in a world full of motion and change. While we can appreciate the elegance and seeming effortlessness of life’s ability to adapt to this symphony, it is incredibly hard for us to be so nimble. It is an enormous challenge to reconcile our value of predictability and fear of uncertainty with the dynamic motion ...
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