This site is a collection of logical approaches to democracy. They include different essential topics of social life.
It is about developing the ability to govern oneself, while simultaniously developing the ability to maintain a flourishing community.
PDF Print E-mail

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

Our world ist of fractal nature.
Self-similar sub-systems are arranged in a holarchy.

a.) Group and Individual

Individual- and group-consciousness exist in a dynamic connection.
The way of caring and deciding for oneself simultaneously has a molding effect on the social system, which in turn has impact on the individual.

Through this connectedness, the well-being of others is just as important as caring for oneself.

b.) Leadership

A teacher is a leader.
A leader is a teacher.

A follower can become a leader, and a leader can become a follower, according to situation. This is a general human capacity.

The highest aim of education is to aid the individual to become a teacher, which means that the practise of selfdiscipline higher valued than the practise of discipline.

2.) Basic Values

Human abilities develop best in self-reflection within the realm of truth.

Truth can be only percieved through clear perception. Interpretation is in permanent fluctuation and change, and has no true self-nature, whereas truth remains true, what it is.
The world develops from the point of truth and starting from there takes form in duality and multiple dimensions.
Truth is the point of creation, and it is omnipresent, non-dimensional.
Some call it the everlasting "present moment".
It has no name by itself, and it can not be handled or represented, nor can it be seen from outside.
Words actually fail to describe it.
Every sentient being has it as its very core.
It is what we can call "True Self Nature", and is actually the only thing that has self nature.
Truth's first emanation is love.
Coming closer to truth is experienced as a feeling of bliss and love.
However, attachment or attaching love to creation always includes the perspective of "not having" and so leads to desire or even greed, which inevitably lead to suffering.
Whereas letting go of attachment sets an end to suffering and is the path to emacipation, because if attachment is extinguished, the truth remains, which is the true self nature.
The true self nature has the capacity to create what ever is wished for by utilising the law of cause and effect. So the true self has the capacity to build paradise on earth.
This is fullfillment of true human destination.

However, separation, from which stems individuality, is condition of life, and is a steady reason for constant learning.
Mistakes are the reason and the only chance to learn, life consists because of mistakes and is full of it. So we are constantly learning.
In the process of learning to handle the dual world, we meet certain values or guidelines which help to understand and master life on earth and to avoid unnecessary suffering.

a.) Respect

Since the own true self and the true self of the other / of others / are not two, but one (non-dimensional), respect for the other should be a matter of course. True respect enables one to take full responsibility for ones own actions, to learn and mature, polish and build up oneself to a valuable, emancipated being. Consciously utilising the Law of Cause and Effect to build the life one wants to live, while at the same time conceding a personal soverein territory to each other person, to do the very same.

Self-determination which is only possible in an emancipated state, requires ending to inflict harm to oneself and others, which goes hand in hand with having true respect and additionally through repentance for possible harm, that was formerly inflicted to others.
The common sense of respecting each others' absolute basic souvereignity, however, is a foremost precondition for living democracy.

b.) Connection

Connection implies that each action or attitude naturally works in two directions: to oneself and to the other, similarly to one's inside and to one's outside. This applies to everything: to 'respect', 'trust', 'care', to 'guilt', even to 'forgiveness'.
"What you give is what you get" is the principle of connection and the law of origination.

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, als one concept), are expecting and giving trust happening only together.
Trust is a state of mind in which the mind of one is connected with someone else's mind, and coming near to this unification is experienced as empowerment and emotional liftup.
If there is trust, empathy comes along with it or vice versa, automatically.
Without connection and trust, however, the path of learning is not entered, with experiencing disconnection and mistrust the path of learning is left and the path of suffering is entered.

3.) Care: Protected Space

Care is appropriate action due to true empathy and participation.

One of the most beneficial actions one person can do to another is to provide safe space and prepared surrounding, where learning can take place, where "uncertainty and fear" can evolve to "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 this social structure different democratic means can be used to adjust oneself safely to the ever changing circumstances.

Human Consciousness

Clear consciousness 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 tranquil and unbothered mind, a remedy for each kind of suffering can be found and given.

Free Will

Free will is a natural characteristic of mind. It can not be given, nor can it be taken away.
Certain circumstances, however, can restrict free action for a certain period of time, and furthermore the individual can be deceived into believing that free will does not exist - through own ignorance and consequently being misused.

Definition of „Use“ and „Misuse“

„Misuse“ is action on others in which their reactions of pain, fear or agression are ignored and consciously tolerated or justified with some kind of benefit for oneself.
Whereas „Use“ always goes along with deep thankfullness and true respect for the other, with the wish to repay and to give even more in return - which stregthens benevolent connection.

Power

Every single, simple thought in the human mind has tremendous power of creation 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 life develops according to ones thoughts.

However, if thoughts of one are influenced by an other person or by any concept, life unfolds always accordingly. So it is only to the extent one can keep ones mind clear from being dominated by others' thoughts or concepts, that one has the ability to steer ones life in which ever direction is intended by utilising the law of cause and effect in using ones mind.

From that we can derive that the way to dominate others is to dominate their thinking.
For mind (thinking) in truth rules over body (emotion). And 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 agression through inflicting frustriation, through creating imagination, false guilt and false shame, by installing arguments and concepts of belief which carry these functions and by establishing clever methods that keep them in place. This is the dolorgenic 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, unaided counterflow 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 counterflow reaches the doer and protects the victim.

The doer, however, 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 truely respekted by another empathic individual who has enough experience, virtue and wisdom to understand his situation and truely offering help.

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 done without its logical and unaided logical counterflow of events.

This is the playground of our great freedom.

The big school of life.

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 on the path of emancipation.

Erasing all negative impact on others through sincere repentance, and balancing out thoughts and actions will reconstruct dignity.
And in dignity it is possible to have a paradise-like life on earth, to have world peace.

Luck only comes through virtue.
And luck with the knowledge how to avoid suffering results in a free and joyous human life full of happyness, possibilities and adventure.

a.) Development and Education

There is always a reason for learning and for interest: something to reach or a lack to be balanced.
The eagerness to learn bases upon unceratinity and fear, combined with hope and with a connection relation to a trusted person, who has the funcition of 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. Then the unhindered flow of learning and gaining experience naturally goes along with enthusiasm and a learning process for both.

The "safe space" which is provided as a learning environment must be connected to a gradually more unsecured wider 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 to allow the gaining 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 achievement.

b.) Pain and Healing

Emotional and bodily pain and sickness mostly originate from an unbalanced mind, a mind that attaches to cravings and desires, clinging to a picture of incompleteness, enhanced by worrysome fantasies, which lead to revolving thinking and to congealing as inner concepts or erroneous beliefs. These concepts then pose conditions, and if these are not met, even more disappointment and greed, anger and fear arise, which affect the body and make it sick.

Sometimes such concepts are trauma-induced, secret walls to protect of repeated emotional or physical suffering. Sometimes their origin stems from a hidden, unseen and unresolved tragedy within the family for which one wants to be a undestroyable memorial.
These different forms of pain are mostly self-induced, due to ignorance, even if they outwardly seem to originate from elswhere.
But be the suffering self-induced or induced by others - the responsibility to find the path out of it lies on oneself.

However, cravings and desire occur naturally as part of life, due to the body and its senses.
If controlling these notions is not possible, the constant attachment to them and keeping them in mind leads to a destructive effect. If one does not get what one desires, anger, negative thoughts and actions appear, followed by damaging behaviour, which subsequently lead to fear and helpnessless of the recompense, and if not properly reacted, to the unconscious readiness to be used by others.
It attachment is released, and no harm is done, desires can be enjoyed as part of a happy life, however.

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 oneself. 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 unfullfilled desire there will be clarity and peace. And from this clarity a feeling fo freedom and a spontaneous burst of fullfillment is happening.

c.) Guilt and Penalty

Violence

Violence is any form of forcing ones will over the will of another.
It transfers enormous responsibility to the violator. All effects and consequences induced to others will energetically go on his or her account.
Violence sometimes can be necessary to prvent 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 behaviour, but as soon as this violent pressure is released, the behaviour conditioned through it is dismissed, too.

Violent coercion in its extreme can induce inner walls of numbness, and structurize in layers or parallel existences, 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, fighting negativity with negativity and bad with bad is as useless as trying to fight pain with more suffering, or to put out fire by gasoline.

Consciously inflicting pain on an other being for ones 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 will burst out and so set an end to the misuse.

Here to induce change, the vicious circle of pain and revenge, of aggression and self-agression must be 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 what happened. It and can be used intentionally to clear ones' consciousness and so find true relief.

However, this effective, voluntary and true repentence must not be confused with mere lip-service, let alone by inefficient self-accusation or destrucitve self-punishment, which are just another form of irresponsibility to oneself and ones life, rendering oneself helpless, subjected to the possible misuse by others.

Restorative Justice, Forgiveness

A viloator, 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 is 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 so 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 organising changes in a community of individuals who are capable to act self-dependent and self-reliable.

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 constant freedom to join a group, project, field or community, or to deliberately leave it. The only way to bind oneself is by a contract, a promise or a vow, done by free will. And even if broken, the break up can be dealt with in wisdom.

This general attitude and high social culture derives from the consciousness of holding high the value of general respect of our individual sovereignity, trustworthyness and reliability, and at the same time is rooted in the profound experience of our all underlying connectedness in what can be called "nondimentional sigularity" ("Truth", "Absolute"), which is the origin of everything: our true home, the origin, the core of every sentient being, the true self nature.
It is the true YOU.
It is the true ME.
And in itself it does not make a differentiation.

Democatic 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 to start with, it is either installed by an unexperienced individual 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 to gain emancipation. Nobody can do this for the other, and everybody can reach this. We can assist each other in this process, however, and make life beautiful.

In what ever area a group of individuals find a common ground or a lowest common denominator, a reason to be together, connecting their efforts will help them to gain success and satisfaction it this special field.

For organising 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.