We have been going at things all backwards when we try to make a team out of individuals…

We have been going at things all backwards when we try to make a team out of individuals, when we try to make a community out of individuals, when we try to make peace among countries. Instead, we need to see first the wholeness, feel it in our bones, and then work on specific projects to intensify life.

Nor is it what we have in common. It is what has us in common.

Humanity, love, tears, laughter: these are the larger, the macroscopic. The universe is one.

We intuit this when we keep trying to come together, when we look for a theory that makes everything fit, when we are offended because someone thinks us different or excludes us.

We are afraid of talking about this larger, afraid that its power might rip us to shreds. In fact it has power, but the power to put us together. What is on the edge of your thinking? About what? About how you fit in the universe, about what you most fear.

What has us in common? What is most human, most living, most universal among us? How are we capax universi?

What has us in common? It might be a cause, it might be a result we seek, it might be family or friendly or emotional ties, it might be something we do not like and seek to change, to better. Usually, we want things better. Do we just want for ourselves and if the others are bettered, it does not concern us? Or do we really want to see others bettered, because if all are bettered, we all have a better experience? Are we somehow not merely hard-wired to each other, but a part of the whole?

Seek first the wholeness. This is the path, the way forward. See how we are whole, then allow differentiation to unfold from that—different roles, different persons, different relations, many to many.

Seek our wholeness. How are we one? How are we not merely seeking the same thing, but seeking each other, for we are holes seeking to fill each other and be filled? This might be the cause of our obesity crisis—trying to fill person-sized holes with bite-sized pieces of food—over and over.

Where are we whole, where are we one? We need to look macroscopically, to see not divisions, nor sameness, but wholeness. Not a conglomeration of bits and pieces, but an outpouring of essential genii. This then gives fresh meaning to my kush ball metaphor—we are not individuals tied together, but rather growing out of a solid center, differentiating ourselves in order to make the whole better.

This is after all what we are about—making the whole better.

:- Doug.

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