A Human Being is a Community of Vibrant Cooperating Cells

“Life can exist only in cooperative, sharing relationships with other life forms. Energy is constantly flowing back and forth among organisms, just as it is among the cells of a single organism. Scientific estimates of the number of cells in the human body range from 50–100 trillion. All these decision-making cells come together in this extraordinary cooperative enterprise that has potential far beyond that of any one cell. We have the ability to move energy almost instantly from one part of us (the body) to another, wherever it’s needed, through processes we don’t fully understand. For the body to work, each cell needs to maintain its integrity as an independent being, yet be devoted to the health of the whole. So it is constantly balancing the individual interest with the collective interest.”

The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community,
by David C. Korten

“There is not one function in the human body that is not already present in every single cell. For example, you have various systems: digestive, respiratory, excretory, musculoskeletal, endocrine, reproductive, a nervous system and an immune system but every one of those functions exists in every one of your cells. In fact we are made in the image of a cell.”

“Each cell is a living individual, a sentient being that has its own life and functions but interacts with other cells in the nature of a community. If I could reduce you to the size of a cell and drop you inside your own body, you would see a very busy metropolis of trillions of individuals living within one skin. This becomes relevant when we understand that health is when there is harmony in the community and dis-ease is when there is a disharmony that tends to fracture the community relationships. I believe that cells not only teach us about the mechanisms of life, but also teach us how to live rich, full lives.”

The Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.

Tune in tomorrow for my take on what all this means. All this wonderful information about the connections between nutrition and health and the health of our cells. What does it all mean and why I am sharing it all with you?

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