I am not sure how many of you know about the Law of Symbiosis. It is a very interesting law that happens all around us every day of our life. The word symbiosis actually means “together life”. The law refers to the three types of relationships organisms share that live in close approximation to one another; often one cannot live without the other. In extreme cases, one organism actually lives inside the other organism. This law is the basis of ecology; the study of living organisms and their environment as well as the definition of a family environment. This law like so many others is powered by the wisdom of three.
Relationship one is Parasitism: the parasite benefits and the host is harmed.
Relationship number two is Commensalism: one species benefits, the other is neither hurt nor helped.
The third relationship is Mutualism: when both species benefit.
In a family environment we see all three as an evolution from one to another. As we examine each separately we can see how each pertains to a parent’s relationship to the children.
Parasitism is often viewed as a negative way to live life because of the harm the parasite brings to the host organism. Many times in life the host organism knows the parasite is harming them but graciously allows the relationship to continue. I can site hundreds of cases where a father or mother selflessly gave their all for the children. When the child is young this is understandable and is a very natural occurrence. It is only when the child becomes older and knowingly “feeds” off the parent’s generosity does this affiliation become a negative situation.
As the child matures into adolescence the relationship should become one of Commensalism. The child should benefit from the parental support and developmental guidance while the father and/or mother are made whole through the results of these efforts. From the parent’s perspective it is enriching to be able to be a part of the fulfillment of their child’s needs and the rewards are great on many levels while the detriment is minimal.
Once the child has matured into an adult, the relationship should have reached a healthy state of Mutualism. The child and the parent both benefit from the others existence without harm to either. It is here that the parent can observe the start of a new cycle of relationships and the continuation of their legacy. The child takes the lessons of the guardian, applying them in their lives while passing them along to the next generation. The one time parasite has now becomes host to their children; the cycle of life continues and thrives.
Science proves once more the Power of the Wisdom of Three. It is our God, through the Wisdom of Three, who gives us the blueprint we need to solve our problems. The term symbiosis, together life, is His explanation of the steps Solutionary parents should take in order to teach others the truth to their children. In May we celebrated Mother’s Day; in June we recognize the role of the father with their special day. Thank you to everyone who selflessly leads another along their life’s journey with the motto; Together Life.
If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.
Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”