Friday, 16 November 2012

Holistic Thinking.

Holistic - emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts.

Were we to think of the universe holistically what would that mean?

The universes are part of a whole.
These parts are interdependent.
Stars and black holes are not the only parts.
There are clouds within which stars are formed from the dust of older stars.

Everything is alive.

God is within everything.

The attractive force which causes the stars to form is love.

Everything is interdependent, ecological, symbiotic.

"No man is an island." - John Donne.

Even isolation is caused by interdependence - fear and insularity in others.
Prejudice and negative stereotyping are cause by fear.

If God is our Father then everyone is our brother or sister.

If one of the organs of the body is not working properly then the whole organism is affected.

This is true also of society - each individual has his or her own job to do, according to their gifts.  But if they are not doing it properly then the whole society suffers.

We are all parts of a whole - parts of society, parts of humanity, parts of the nature, parts of the earth, parts of the universe, parts of God.

Like a fish in the sea.

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