Biological Need

Biological Need

All human beings have specific basic physiological needs; need to survive, protection, movement, and valorization, relationship with the environment and others, among others. The biological unconscious is in charge of keeping our vital needs covered. It does so by regulating the functioning of our essential functions, of all the organs of the body and our instinctive behavior.

When we live a conflict, the biological unconscious is put on alert and checks the battle to see if it affects some basic need. Any conflictive situation that affects a basic need, putting it in danger, will generate an emotional impact, which may or may not be addressed by the person depending on their internal resources and their state of consciousness.

If the conflict is not addressed, an unmet biological need is generated that endangers the well-being of the person. To overcome this conflictive situation, the biological unconscious will activate an adaptive survival program called “disease.”

Chance And The Need In Biology

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It would be evident to primitive man that a chicken egg would always be transformed into a chicken and a frog into a frog, but if it were given to reflect, it would mysteriously call the regularity of the natural processes of heaven and earth. Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton analyzed the harmony of the spheres and were able to predict the movements. In the nineteenth century, Mendel-without knowing anything about chromosomes-established the laws of inheritance applicable to all cellular creatures, from algae to oak or man, and Darwin clarified the origin of the species. Darwinian evolutionism is still attacked by the vitalists or practitioners of some religious sects, but it is a theory as firmly established as the atomic, which few profane would dare to question.

The discussion between finalists and determinists, which we thought ended half a century ago, was revived long ago by recognizing the phenomenon of phylogenesis in evolution (the progressive passage of traits from one species to another) as the vitalists claimed that the creative process is unique and that, obviously, had a purpose as the species improved. They said that there was “a solicitation” of the future and that all manifestations of life were “commanded” by the end to which they tended. The adversaries, on the contrary, we believe that it is an impulse that comes from behind, that the mutations -product of chance- can survive or not allow a better adaptation or disappear with everything and the new species.

The existence of a force – or a supreme value – of an “elan” or entelechy that directs evolution cannot be admitted; the power comes from behind, the dynamism is an integral part of the whole phenomenon and therefore there are arrests, failures or setbacks. The universe has no intentions: nature is indifferent to living beings.

Biography

Biography

After finishing my high school studies, I completed a degree in Biology from the UIB, since I have always had an immense curiosity to understand the mystery of life.

I Wanted To Understand

At the end of the race, I participated with a group of researchers from the UIB in the study of the molecular basis of lung cancer. During this period of my life, I wanted to understand how life works, but there was something in me that prevented me from really understanding this mystery.

Seeing that this path was not going to give me the answers I longed for, I left the investigation, and after searching for answers in many places, I understood that the meaning of life goes beyond what we can see with our eyes or understand with our mind rational. I realized that I would never know the truth looking for intellectual answers, that the fact should be somewhere else.

Then I felt a huge desire in my heart to stop looking for answers outside of me and look back inside. That was the beginning of a fascinating road without end. A path in which I found myself with my deepest fears, but also with my most sincere longings. The desire to be authentic, to flourish, to share, to be happy.

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