Essential Joseph Chilton Pearce 01Bonding and SurvivalTheme:bonding, model imperative, nurturingSummaryTranscript
Bonding is nature’s survival system that insures species continuity and continued development of capacity. The nature and quality of the bond impacts every age and stage of development. Joe begins by placing Bonding at the very center of species survival. The entire developmental sequence and unfolding of capacity depends on the interaction of innate potential with the model environment. Bonding is the bridge between these two forces. Consider the adult-child bond as a channel of communication, one that filters and shapes the meaning of information and experience. The stronger the bond the more clear and direct the flow of experience and meaning. Break the bond and this flow is curtailed, damaged, diffused and distorted.