• Tim Cyr

We are ...so much more thank we think

Updated: Oct 9, 2019


Why do we not fall over when we bend or stretch at strange or awkward angles? How do we stabilize our balance if we've been nudged or pushed, or mis-step from a curb? How is that our body's skin repairs and knits back together after being cut or damaged? ...welcome to the wonderful world of fascia and the intelligence of bio-mechanical design.


Our human species has been on this planet for just a blink of an eye in the whole history of the beginning of this planet. And not until recently when some of our environmental systems seem to be changing and destabilizing in very dramatic ways, have I really taken the opportunity to question and study why and how we are even here in this chaotic and dramatic environment. Even our own body's seem to have agenda's that run contrary to our survival, and yet ...we survive.


The Earth that we live on, that sustains us, that allows us to thrive on, in the midst of a most hostile and chaotic environment... space... is a part of us, and we, a part of Her. I call The Earth a Her, only in so far as that gender specific pronoun denotes a female quality of being. Of nurturing, caring for, loving and compassionate along with deep rooted teachings that we, Her children, need to learn from Her and share these aspects in a time that we are currently experiencing.

A name that She also is known by is Gaia. It is a Greek name meaning Earth. In Greek mythology Gaia was the mother goddess that presided over the earth. In the the 1970's a Dr. James Lovelock developed the Gaia Hypothesis, or Gaia Principle. [1]

The Gaia hypothesis, also known as the Gaia theory or Gaia principle has proposed that "living  organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings on Earth to form a synergistic and self-regulating, complex system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet." In 2006, the Geological Society of London awarded Lovelock the Wollaston Medal in part for his work on the Gaia hypothesis. [1]


As we are a living organism interacting with other living organisms among inorganic surroundings, and we are self-regulating, and very complex in our actions and our creation and design, and through our interactions with everything around us. We are Bio-Mechanical organisms in synergistic movement with each other and the Earth. 

Biological Organism ...we are

An assembly of molecules functioning as a more or less stable whole that exhibits the properties of life.

Mechanical ...we are

A mechanical device has parts that move when it is working, often using power from an engine or from electricity. ... Mechanical means relating to machines and engines and the way they work.

Mechanism ...we are

A mechanical part or group of parts having a particular function. : a process or system that is used to produce a particular result. : a way of acting, thinking, or behaving that helps or protects a person in a specified way. 

Integral ...we are: Something that is an integral part of something is an essential part of that thing.

Dynamic ...we are

As an adjective, process or system characterized by constant change, activity, or progress. As a noun, force that stimulates change or progress within a system or process.

Movement ...we are

The act or process of moving; especially : change of place or position or posture.  

Our life is sustained and maintained by our mechanisms and the interaction within us and from outside of us and this is where Bio-Tensegrity (Biological Tension with Integrity) and Integral Dynamic Movement originates and comes together. 

We move, we are dynamic, we are integral parts of this bio-diverse ecosystem of Earth, of Gaia, and we need to continue to be integral parts of "the whole", this synergistic existence we call Life. 

[1] (sited by Wikipedia) ( definitions by Merriam-Webster and the Collins Dictionaries )

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