There are people who believe in living in nature, surrounded by running water, fresh air, and tweeting birds, plenty of greenery. And on top of that, they are eliminating the usage of artificial-technical-electrical apparatus. Their food must be vegan, or at least very healthy. They grow their own food as much as possible.
Any synthetic or plastic material is mostly foreign in their home.
They are convinced that being divorced from the contaminated city and moving to pure and natural ecology – will influence all their system; from top to bottom. They believe that what they do to the body will influence the rest.
Some of them are so dedicated to this natural, artificial-free life that it becomes like a religion for them.
They believe that if they get the best-natural, contamination-free conditions for the human bodily systems, the most natural, the least industrial and artificial elements in our foods – this natural harmony will do the best for the whole system.
And the city is the worst place to grow your whole system; high and low. Well, this approach does sound logical and makes sense.
Here I want to present the concept of the lotus in the swap.
The truth is that any higher development not only does not need harmony and ordered life, it needs more than all: resistance.
The resistance of the city has in it: alienation and difficulty, that according to, and because of, our consciousness ‘muscles’ will get stronger and with more power to develop.
So, as absurd as it might sound: A challenging environment does not only stop one from advancing, but it strengthens him in direct relation to the resistance.
So, living in the swamp and war-zone of our society – is like weight lifting; the heavier is the weight that is being lifted– the stronger our inner muscles get. City ‘heavy-lifting’ means that now the coping ability to lift the heavy weight in our personal development – has increased greatly.
Another example: Without the hard resistance of the floor –our feet would not gather the power to be able to walk.
Give me complete natural harmonious ecology and only natural wild ingredients – and I will sink inside into low pressure, and with inner low pressure – no personal development is possible. It could be done only by very high pressure.
So, in this sense, the city presents to the truth seeker the best conditions to increase inner pressure in oneself, which allows one to be able to cope and overcome the very powerful infantile level of oneself.
City life is bad for lower systems, but it is excellent for the increase of the fighting power for personal development- within oneself.
Without this warrior spirit that must rise if one is to survive in city life – his power and endeavor to personally develop will be weak and non-effective.