Holistic: Cosmic Conundrum or Common Sense?
- Of or relating to holism.
- a. Emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts.
b. Concerned with wholes rather than analysis or separation into parts.
Defining the variety of subsets in the equations we consider for our daily living decisions has been the norm for many years. Not that we are necessarily mathematical in nature — simply that we calculate our actions to produce results, whether we realize it or not. Our brains are like supercomputers that operate nearly unconsciously in the process, spitting out answers just in time to move our bodies or open our mouths.
We tend to focus on the immediate and are less aware of the larger picture of our lives and how we interact with the world. The growing general awareness reveals that indeed we are connected to everything. This understanding is creeping into the consciousness of a growing segment of society. Some see things as being connected with some half-baked idea of oneness, but they don't know how to put that idea into practical use. On the other end of the spectrum, scientists are grappling with the concepts contained in quantum mechanics — still an idea of oneness, and again with no practical outcome to date.