This site is a collection of logical approaches to democracy, including central topics of social life.
It is about developing the ability to govern oneself, while simultaneously developing the ability to maintain a flourishing community.
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Preconditions for Democracy

Democracy is a tool for any person or system able to take responsibility for its actions, to perform change with, according to necessity, providing protected space for those who want or need it to develop in. To use it, true respect based on profound understanding of basic human connectedness and a culture of free, unlimited education for everyone are rquired.




1.) Structure of Human Community

The world is of fractal nature.
An ever changing number of sub-systems are arranged in a complex holarchy.

a.) Group and Individual

Individual- and group-consciousness are dynamically interwoven based on an all-underlining connectedness.
The way of caring and deciding for oneself creates an echo by having a molding effect on the surrounding social system, which then in turn has impact on the individual.
Due to the basic connectedness, caring for others is just as important as caring for oneself.

b.) Leadership

A teacher is a leader.
A leader is a teacher.
The positive influence of both consists mostly by being followed, being copied, and being a living example. Coercion, secrecy and trickery however have no positive influence on others.
The highest aim of education is to aid the individual to become a good teacher or leader itself. Being one’s own leader is higher valued than being a follower. The practise of self-chosen self-discipline is of higher value than the practice of exerted discipline.

2.) Basic Values

Truth

Human abilities develop best in self-reflection within the realm of truth.
The realm of truth can be found in the present. It’s origin is without dimensions, it is in itself "empty", and realising truth is just a reflection of „what is“. Thoughts (Heraclites "Logos") and Interpretation (Zenons "dialectic") are processes in permanent fluctuation and change, aiming in getting near to truth. Thy are not identic with it.
Creation happens in the point of truth which has no dimension, and starting from there as “one” takes form in duality, then trinity and so forth, and so branches out into multiple dimensions.
Absolute truth is the point of creation, and it can be defined as being omnipresent, since not subject to time and space.
It is sometimes called “the everlasting present moment” or the “Here and Now”, but can not be viewed from outside.
If it is given a name, this name is not identical with what it is, because this name is already a creation. So "Absolute Truth" cannot be handled or represented, nor can it be judged or determined from outside. If it is respected, it brings forth feelings of upliftment and luck. The effort to misuse it, however leads to pain and futility.
Every sentient being can find it as its very core.

Love

The first emanation of truth is love.
Coming closer to truth is experienced as a feeling of bliss and true love, like coming home.
This first emanation is an all-embracing, not-attaching love.
Attachment or attaching love to creation always includes the perspective of "not having", so leads to desire or even greed, which inevitably lead to suffering.
Whereas letting go of attachment and attaching love sets an end to suffering and is important on the path to emancipation, because even if attachment is extinguished, truth always remains, like the white on a canvas for the painter.
In this context everybody has the capacity to step-by-step create everything, whatever is wished for, by utilizing the “Law of Cause and Effect” like a painter uses a brush. Even paradise on earth can manifest.
This is fulfillment of true human capacity and destination.

Wisdom

However, generally speaking, separation (being separated from others, duality) creates individuality, is condition of life, and constant reason for learning.
Life consists of mistakes which are the reason and the only chance to learn, so we are constantly learning.
In the process of learning to handle the dual world, we collect experiences, find certain values and create our own guidelines which help to understand, utilize and master life more and more while avoiding unnecessary suffering.
The human ability to handle the dual world without creating suffering for oneself or even others, is called Wisdom.

Respect

Since in absolute truth there is no such thing as “My True Self” versus “Your True Self” and in it there are not "Two", but just a non-dimensional "One", having true respect for the other is actually identical with having self-respect. Self-chosen respect of others is a precondition to take full responsibility for one's own actions, which means to learn and mature, polish and build oneself up as a valuable, emancipated being.
In order to live and build the life one wants to live and to be happy in it, one must consciously utilize the Law of Cause and Effect, which logically implies conceding a personal holy sovereign territory to the other, as well as to oneself.

Freedom

Claiming the right of freedom for oneself implies conceding this right to others in the very same way.
Freedom or Self-determination is only possible in emancipation, requires ending to inflict harm to oneself AND others, if it is meant to last. It goes hand in hand with having true respect of others.
The common sense of respecting each other's absolute basic sovereignty, however, is a foremost precondition for democracy.

Connection

Connection implies that each action or attitude naturally works in two directions: to oneself and to the other. This applies to things like respect, trust, care, to guilt, even to forgiveness.
The principle of connection is the Law of Cause and Effect– "What you give is what you get".

Trust

Trust is simultaneously based on facts and positive emotions.
If there are lies or negative emotions, trust will be lost.
In summary, received Trust is equivalent to given Trust.
As in the question of the chicken and the egg (the solution of which is, that both were created simultaneously as one concept), are "expecting and giving trust" like two sides of one single coin.
Trust appears when the mind of one is connected to the mind of someone else, common facts are realized, and in coming closer, self-empowerment and emotional uplift are experienced for each.
If there is trust, empathy comes along with it naturally.
Without trust learning from each other is impossible. Mistrust ends the path of learning and is experienced as suffering.

3.) Care: Protected Space

Care is appropriate action due to true empathy and participation with no harm whatsoever being done or tolerated to another.
One of the most beneficial things one person can do for another is to provide safe space and prepared surrounding, wherein learning can take place and traumatic experiences are kept away, where uncertainty and fear can evolve into experience and understanding.
The understanding of the benefit of caring for each other and the experience of care lay the basis for a healthy social structure. Within such a healthy social structure different democratic means can be used to adjust a community safely to the ever changing circumstances.

Human Consciousness

Human nature naturally reacts with full empathy, sensitiveness and natural benevolence on the affairs of others - and does in no way harm them, instead brings constantly forth compassion and care.
Through action and effort coming from a wide, unbothered mind, a remedy for each kind of suffering can be found and given.

Free Will

Free will is a natural characteristic of mind. Since it is integral to the mind, it cannot be given, nor can it be taken away.
Certain belief or concepts, or other circumstances can restrict free action for a certain period of time. Also the individual can be deceived into believing that free will does not exist.

Definition of „Use“ and „Misuse“

„Misuse“ is action on others in which their reactions of pain, fear or aggression are ignored and consciously tolerated or justified by ones' own advantage.
Whereas „Use“ means taking the voluntarily given, and in no way harms the other, and always goes along with deep thankfulness and true respect, with a wish to repay and to give even more in return - which again deepens benevolent connection.

Power is power of the mind

Every single, simple thought in the human mind has tremendous power of creation, and tends to manifest in reality as soon as it remains unchallenged and is internally or externally not being contradicted.
Such is the power of the mind.
It works through making come true the very form it takes.
This is why ones life develops according to ones thoughts.
However, if thoughts of one are influenced by another person or by any concept, life unfolds always accordingly to that influence. So it is only to the extent one can keep one's own mind clear from being dominated by others' thoughts or concepts, that one has the ability to steer one's life in which ever direction is intended by utilising the Law of Cause and Effect.
From that we can derive that the way to dominate others is to dominate their thinking (and belief).
For the mind (thinking) in truth rules over body (emotion). When the mind is made believe it does not, then the body and the emotion can rule over the mind. As soon as the emotions of others can be controlled, their mind can be controlled very easily. So the actual way to dominate others is to control the emotion of their body and to keep them unconscious of the power of their mind.
History shows that the strongest means to do this are: Dominating their emotions through inflicting bodily pain, fear of pain and desire to end it, utilizing the minds reaction of aggression through inflicting frustration, through creating imagination, false guilt and false shame, by installing arguments and concepts of belief which carry these functions and by establishing methods that keep them in place. This is the dolor genic toolbox of "Misuse of Power". But, as time goes by, the use of these means is limited by their repercussion, after all.
Everything inflicted on others will inevitably return to the doer through a natural counter flow of subsequent events, as engraved into the uncheatable fractal structure of our world - through the Law of Cause and Effect, which is inherent to nature:
There definitely is a limit to negativity. It is reached when the natural counter flow reaches the doer and protects the victim.
The doer, however, usually will not be able to learn from what he has done, but remains in hopeless suffering, which is, seen from his perspective, experienced as being eternal - until again being truly respected by another empathic individual who has enough experience, virtue and wisdom to help, to understand his situation and offers compassion.
So nothing we do is ever lost, be it good or bad.
It all ends in a reflection - in a learning process.
Nothing in our world can be put in action without its consequent and unaided logical counter flow of events.
This is the playground of humanity’s great freedom.
In a constant learning process, all experiences will summarize and help each individual to handle this freedom with consciousness and care, and to master each effect through adjusting the cause, and thus - in the end - walk upon the path of emancipation, which is the true aim of all learning.
Erasing all negative impact on others through sincere repentance, and balancing out thoughts and actions will reconstruct dignity.
And in dignity and with sincere effort it is possible to create a paradise-like life on earth, which will be leading to world peace.
Luck only comes through virtue.
And luck with the knowledge how to avoid suffering (which is wisdom) results in a free and joyous human life full of happiness, possibilities and adventure.
There is no such thing as mere coincidence. Everything has a cause and a meaning. And the cause is initiated in the mind.

a.) Development and Education

There is always a reason for learning: something to reach for or a lack to be balanced.
The eagerness to learn bases upon uncertainty and fear, combined with hope and with a connection relation to a trusted person, who has the function of a leader or a teacher.
The teacher provides or prepares safe space, educational surrounding, where uncertainty and fear, resp. inability and ignorance can gradually evolve to experience and understanding, ability, skill and knowledge. A teachers foremost task is to build up connection and trust, and to protect the pupil from harm. Then the unhindered flow of learning and gaining experience naturally goes along with enthusiasm and a learning process - for both.
The "safe (prepared) space" which is provided as a learning environment must be connected to a gradually more unsecured wider space at the outer borders of the safe space, to which the learner is encouraged and expected to expose himself bit by bit - while the teacher provides the necessary tools to 'survive' - so as to allow the gain of experience and self-dependence without being disturbed in an inappropriate way.
Any mistake which happens to the learner in this process ends in reflection, self-correction, and leads to further achievement.

b.) Pain and Healing

Emotional and physical pain and sickness also originate from an unbalanced mind, a mind that attaches to cravings and desires, thus clinging to a picture of incompleteness, enhanced by worrisome fantasies, which lead to revolving thinking and to congealing as damaging inner concepts or erroneous beliefs. These concepts then pose conditions; if these are not met by the environment, even more disappointment and greed, anger and fear arise, which again negatively affect the body.
Sometimes such concepts are trauma-induced, becoming secret inner walls to protect oneself of repeated emotional or physical suffering. Sometimes their origin stems from a hidden, unseen and unresolved tragedy within the family or close relationships which would otherwise be forgotten (but which should not be...) for which the subconscious must therefore erect an un-destroyable memorial.
These different forms of pain are consequently self-induced by force in an effort to protect oneself, even if they obviously originate from outside.
Ignorance often consists of the erroneous notion, that suffering can be eliminated through even more suffering, or by creating suffering for others.
However, cravings and desire occur naturally as part of life, due to the body and its senses, they are in no way bad in themselves.
The key is how one deals with it.

Safe space

Healing is initiated and induced through a prepared safe space, which is provided through the dedication, attention, protection and empathic participation of an other experienced person, ready to connect with the other. The healing process, however, takes place within the person itself. It starts with being able to find back to trust and security, which lead to relaxation of mind and body, - and in this secure setting self-reflection just starts to happen.
Through seeing oneself in acceptance, and in a situation where further suffering is kept away, the path of learning is quickly entered, which leads to profound understanding, gaining of experience and wisdom.
In the end the emotions will heal and instead of unfulfilled desire there will be clarity and peace, as well as the ability to consciously act according to the Law of Cause and Effect.

c.) Guilt and Penalty

Violence

Violence is any form of forcing ones will over the will of another. Even if it sometimes seems that violence is paying off, it eventually transfers enormous responsibility to the violator. All effects and consequences induced to others through violence will - in passing of time - come back to the doer.
Violence sometimes can be justified when necessary to prevent further damage.
Violent penalty, however, is reason for fear, not its remedy - and teaches the other rather to use violence as well. It can be a condition for a certain behavior, but as soon as this violent pressure is released, the behavior conditioned will be dismissed again.
Violent coercion in its extreme can induce massive trauma and inner walls of numbness that structure in layers or parallel existences, all to avoid further pain. So switching from one to the other appears in form of a multiple personality. The healing process is thus a very elaborate one.
However, confronting violence with violence, or fighting negativity with negativity, bad with bad, is just as useless as trying to fight pain with more suffering, or to put out fire with gasoline.
Consciously inflicting pain on another or even oneself for one's own benefit, which is misuse, again works in two directions: The more pain is purposely conferred, the more feeling of guilt and responsibility is automatically stored deep inside the personality, where it exists as a threat and one day inevitably will burst out, make itself conscious and consequently sets an end to the misuse.
To induce change here, the vicious circle of pain and revenge, of aggression and self-aggression must be cut or departed.

Repentance, Healing

Sincere regret and repentance are natural reactions and excellent means of healing. They automatically appear in the human mind, when someone realizes the pain he has inflicted on someone else and deeply understands its senselessness and what happened. Repentance can be used intentionally to clear ones' consciousness and find true relief.
However, this effective, voluntary and true repentance must not be confused with mere lip-service, let alone by inefficient self-accusation or destructive punishment, revenge or self-punishment, which are just another form of irresponsibility to oneself and one's life, rendering oneself helpless, subjected to the possible misuse by others.
Restorative Justice, Forgiveness
A violator, in a prepared setting being allowed to gradually open up and to confront the feelings of the victim, is naturally shocked, sincerely regretting the impact made, tending to restore the dignity of both. At this moment, true forgiveness and resocialisation are possible (see "Restorative Justice" or "Restorative Circles").
Guilt is released at the moment of true forgiveness and adequate compensation. Both, the violator and the victim are slowly entering a path of insight, understanding and increasing positive experience. The path of restoring justice and balance in this way is leading to maturity, mutual respect and lasting solutions.
This lies the basis for social peace.

4.) Conclusion

The democratic process is a means for organizing changes in a community of individuals who are capable to act in self-dependency and self-reliability.
Each of these individuals can at any time initiate and lead any new undertaking, project, field, group or community which are constantly moving holons in the one dynamic Holarchy.
For each individual there is permanent freedom to join a group, a project, a field or a community, or to deliberately leave it. The only way to bind oneself is by contract, promise or a vow, done by free will. And even if broken, the break up can be dealt with in wisdom and responsibility.
This general attitude and high social culture derives from the consciousness of naturally holding high the value of general respect of everybody’s individual sovereignty, trustworthiness and reliability, and at the same time are rooted in the profound experience of our all underlying connectedness in what sometimes is called "non-dimensional singularity", sometimes „Truth", "Absolute" or “Father”, which is the origin of everything: our true home, our origin, in the core of every sentient being, universal, all embracing. It cannot be personalized or viewed „from above“.
In it there is no difference between you and me.
And in itself it does not make a differentiation.
Democratic tools must be consciously adopted as a means to perform changes in a mindful way, using the positive impact of true connection between individuals (which is mutual empowerment), to provide a safe and supportive environment for all to grow, to learn and to mature, - including the weak and the unbalanced.
If a democratic tool is installed in a way so that it restricts freedom of the individual, it is either installed by unexperienced entities or it is being misused.
It is crucial to see every person as having the natural right to set his or her own steps, to follow his or her own direction, his or her own causes and intentions, - in order to gain experience, self-dependence, and emancipation.
Nobody can do this for the other.
Everybody can reach this.
We can assist each other in this process, however, to make life beautiful for all.
In whatever area a group of individuals find a common ground or a lowest common denominator, a reason to be together, connecting and balancing their efforts will help them to gain success and satisfaction it this special area.
For organizing themselves and furthering the cause of the common denominator, responsible leadership combined with a democratic tool are of best use.
So each person can be heard, and positive changes can organically manifest.