My new book A Fuller View, Buckminster Fuller’s Vision of Hope and Abundance for All shares much of Fuller’s wisdom and many of the unique solutions and comprehensive perspective Fuller (who wanted everyone to call him Bucky) offers us.  He often talked and wrote about love in both his prose and poetry, and most people felt his genuine love and compassion whenever he spoke or simply showed up somewhere.

At this critical time in human evolution, we need to recognize and express the universality and importance of kindness, compassion and love just as Bucky did during his adult life.  Certainly, we will make mistakes and act in ways that are not kind, compassionate or loving.  Bucky made such mistakes - which he labeled “learning experiences,” but his continual frame of reference was that love is “omni-inclusive and progressively exquisite.”

He included everyone and everything in his expanding sphere of love, and that is reflected in the simple quote, “Love is metaphysical gravity.”  Because of his great love for the whole, Bucky worked on behalf of all humankind for most of his life and was extremely successful in the eyes of his fellow crewmembers on board the planet he named Spaceship Earth.

He lived the last 56 years of his life (1927 - 1983) as a personal experiment to determine and document what one individual could achieve that could not be accomplished by any government, corporation or organization.  He was a man who lived and learned from direct experience.  Here is an excerpt from A Fuller View that touches understanding of that not easily understood love. 

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“Love is metaphysical gravity.”

Commentary by Gary Zukav

Bucky said, “Love is metaphysical gravity.” I agree. What else could it be? Without gravity you would float like an astronaut in a spacecraft. Up and down would mean nothing to you. Your slightest motion would send you tumbling head over feet or rolling uncontrollably. If you pushed hard against a wall, you would shoot backward fast until you hit another wall. If the lights in the spacecraft went out, you would have no way at all of orienting yourself.

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Commentary by Steven Sieden

Buckminster Fuller often spoke of love, but his definition was far from our romantic idea of the concept. For Bucky, love was all pervasive and inclusive of everyone and everything. Thus, the term “metaphysical gravity.”

As far as we know, gravity is a universal cosmic principle.  It exists everywhere and cannot be escaped while operating in physical reality, and in the realm of the metaphysical (things that cannot be experienced by our physical senses), the same is true of love.  It pervades everything.  It is the cosmic glue that binds us into a universal oneness that is now reemerging as more needed and relevant than ever on Spaceship Earth.

Another of Bucky’s more poetic explanations of love is,

“Love is omni-inclusive,
Progressively exquisite,
Understanding and tender
And compassionately attuned
To other than self.”


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May all people come to understand and appreciate the true nature of Love as it pervades every aspect of our existence.


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“We now have the resources, technology and knowhow to make of this world a 100% physical success.”  - Buckminster Fuller

Steven Sieden’s new book A Fuller View, Buckminster Fuller’s Vision of Hope and Abundance for All shares much of Fuller’s wisdom and many of the unique solutions and comprehensive perspective Fuller (who wanted everyone to call him Bucky) provides.  He would often say that we are five billion (now seven billion) billionaires who have not yet realized our true wealth and abundance.

This is more true today than ever, and this view comes from someone who proved the viability of the cultural trend toward realizing that we are all wealthy beyond our wildest dreams and can use our wealth and power to make a difference in our lives and the lives of future generations.  Bucky worked on behalf of all humankind for most of his life and was extremely successful in the eyes of his fellow crewmembers on board the planet he named Spaceship Earth.

He lived the last 56 years of his life (1927 - 1983) as a personal experiment to determine and document what one individual could achieve that could not be accomplished by any government, corporation or organization.  He was a man who lived and learned from direct experience.  Here is an excerpt from A Fuller View that covers this critical concept of comprehensive abundance. 

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“We now have the resources, technology and knowhow to make of this world a 100% physical success.”  - Buckminster Fuller

Commentary by Barbara Marx Hubbard

Buckminster Fuller evolved my life in so many ways. The first was when I read his book Utopia or Oblivion in the 1960s. I was on a search for answers to two questions that arose in my mind after the US dropped the atomic bombs on Japan. “What is the meaning of all our new powers that is good? What are positive images of the future equal to these powers?”

In my search I read through religion, philosophy and technology. I found this quote from Utopia or Oblivion, and it changed my life and gave me the clue to the answer to my question. Bucky offered his Design Science Revolution as an answer. He had probed deeply into the way nature works. He said, “Humanity is undergoing a viability test…” At that time he told us we had fifty years to demonstrate our viability… or fail.

This is exactly what is happening. It’s about fifty years since I read it. His insights galvanized me to try to understand how we could work with nature to transform the world.

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Commentary by Steven Sieden

This simple statement represents the essence of Buckminster Fuller’s most famous campaigns and is the hallmark of almost all of his work. He focused much of his life on educating people to this basic truth. And he was constantly crusading for the success of all people by reminding his audiences that such a feat was not just some pie-in-the-sky possibility but rather a necessity if humankind is to survive and thrive.

Bucky would often recount that success is now the single option available for the success of humankind, and that it had to be the success of everybody or nobody.  This paradigm shift from “you or me” to “you and me” is essential to his message and the welfare of future generations.

Although he also worked in and talked about unseen metaphysical realms, Bucky is known for championing the fact that we now have the ability to support all people at a higher standard of living than anyone currently experiences. He was making this seemingly outlandish statement in the late 1970’s, and it is as true today as it was then.

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May we all wake up to realize our abundance and share our gifts with all life on Earth, today and throughout future generations.


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My new book A Fuller View, Buckminster Fuller’s Vision of Hope and Abundance for All shares much of Bucky Fuller’s wisdom and solutions including how to make a difference with your life.  This advice comes from someone who did just that. 

Fuller lived the last 56 years of his life as a personal experiment to determine and document what one individual could achieve that could not be accomplished by any government, corporation or organization.  He was a man who lived and learned from direct experience.  Here is an excerpt from A Fuller View. 

Click here to read the entire section.

"I look for what needs to be done and then try to work out how to do it best.  After all, that's how Universe designs itself." - Buckminster Fuller

Doing what needed to be done while adhering to Nature’s principles was the strategy that Buckminster Fuller used to support the creation of his vision of “a world that works for everyone.” By employing trial and error experimentation and making lots of “mistakes” (i.e. learning experiences), he was able to achieve a great deal, and even today nearly thirty years after his death, his legacy continues to make a difference in the lives of millions of people.

If each of us would adopt even a tiny fraction of what Bucky learned and shared throughout the 88 years of his lifetime on Spaceship Earth, then our world would be a much better place to live. If we can simply begin to notice how Universe / Nature / God / Higher Power / Great Spirit / Allah designs itself and follow just a small portion of that design, we will markedly transform ourselves as individuals and as a global society.

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May we all discover how we can most efficiently and joyfully make a difference with out lives just as Bucky Fuller was able to do.