Stop Suffering & Start Trusting: Buckminster Fuller Paves The Way

“Dare to think for yourself.”

“Do more with less.”

“Be aware of the power of your word.”

“Don’t be preoccupied with the negative, be preoccupied with the constructive.”

“Forget the trouble, go to work!”

Richard Buckminster Fuller is by far one of my most beloved thinkers. When I feel overwhelmed, when I don’t know where to start, when I think it’s all too much – he nails it. He says just what I need to hear in order to get to work!

I will share two of my favorite videos from a 5 part interview with Buckminster Fuller for this blog post. I have also transcribed a few of my favorite quotes for you. I hope these videos resonate with you as much as they do for me. If not, come back next year (after 2012) & view them again! You might feel differently.

“What I see in doing my own thinking is the following: that the animals don’t have any money, & the sun & the wind doesn’t have any money. If money is some kind of invention of humans, & I see that all of ecology on board of our planet is inter-supportive & the Universe itself by the best we know in physics is eternally regenerative, it’s 100 percent efficient, that what goes on in our little planet must be in support of the eternal regeneration of the greater Universe itself. So I said, I see ecology is inter-regenerative, & it could be, that if I understood what human beings are here for on our planet, what we are supposed to be doing in the local Universe – if I were then to undertake, to support & make that a success, to make the human beings a success themselves, to get rid of the “it has to be you or me earning a living” idea, to get that out of the way, if I could commit myself to that effectively, it might be that nature would support me just the way she has the hummingbird supporting this other little nest & so forth. So, it needs then a commitment to doing a big task on a working assumption of absolute faith in the integrity of the Universe itself. There is a greater intelligence operating in the Universe then that of human beings. And, if you can commit yourself to faith in that, you may find that you can get on.”

“Only the impossible happens. I’ve been up against miracle after miracle. Just as I need things at the critical moment, the last critical moment, then I have what I need.”

“I have now come to the most extraordinary realization: that all of the great governments, all of the great religions, all of the great businesses would find it devastating to their activity to have man be a success, they are all predicated on man being an inherent failure.”

“If success or failure of this planet & of human beings depended on how I am & what I do… HOW WOULD I BE? WHAT WOULD I DO?”

The remaining videos…
Part 1video link.
Part 4video link.
Part 5video link.


Filed under awareness, great quotes, in the know, revolution, tv & video, unlearning

3 responses to “Stop Suffering & Start Trusting: Buckminster Fuller Paves The Way

  1. Lisa

    Hello Aimee – Thank you for introducing the very fascinating, intellectualized and grounding Mr. Fuller. Once again you’ve piqued my interest in learning more about an extraordinary person. I think I shall start with his book Critical Path. To me, he’s just like a breath of fresh air! There’s much to learn, and even much more to do!

    A couple of months ago I watched a documentary on Dr. Bronner, and on numerous occasions he would also refer to our planet as “spaceship earth!”

    • Where did you find the Dr. Bronner documentary? I would like to see that.
      – Yes, Mr. Fuller is so great. :) I just can’t get enough of him. Right now (little by little) I’m watching a 156 part video series on Youtube:

      I’m really enjoying it!

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