WELL DONE! You have realized the root! I would include using "memories" as "something in your environment". But it can also be applied to the level of using an actual physical object. The principle of the Three you stated can be applied on any and all scales of Elemental Interaction(which includes life, obviously). You found the Foundation my friend :)
What up Ray...You check out my audio posts yet man? If not Check em out..They are freestyle rap sessions, of me speaking my mind. Though I do it to a beat and am limited as a result I think you will find that you and I share some common ground(metaphysical ground). Anyway Check them out!