The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

The individual and the universe are inseparable


“I seem, like everything else, to be a center, a sort of vortex, at which the whole energy of the universe realizes itself.. Each one of us, not only human beings but every leaf, every weed, exists in the way it does, only because everything else around it does. The individual and the universe are inseparable.” ~Alan Watts~

“People normally cut reality into compartments, and so are unable to see the interdependence of all phenomena. To see one in all and all in one is to break through the great barrier which narrows one’s perception of reality.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh~

“The greatest revolution of our time is in the way we see the world. The mechanistic paradigm underlying the Industrial Growth Society gives way to the realization that we belong to a living, self-organizing cosmos.” ~Joanna Macy

“I like to experience the universe as one harmonious whole. Every cell has life. Matter, too, has life; it is energy solidified. The tree outside is life… The whole of nature is life… The basic laws of the universe are simple, but because our senses are limited, we can’t grasp them. There is a pattern in creation.” ~ Albert Einstein~

“Learn how to see, realize that everything connects to everything else.” ~Leonardo Da Vinci~

“What you do not know is that the entire universe is your body… You may say you have two bodies: the personal and the universal. The personal comes and goes, the universal is always with you. The entire creation is your universal body. You are so blinded by what is personal, that you do not see the universal. This blindness will not end by itself – it must be undone skilfully and deliberately. When all illusions are understood and abandoned, you reach the error-free and perfect state in which all distinctions between the personal and the universal are no more…” ~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

“At the very heart of the change of paradigms from the mechanistic to the systemic view of life, we find a fundamental change of metaphors: from seeing the world as a machine to understanding it as a network. This change has many facets… Evolution is no longer seen as a competitive struggle for existence, but rather as a cooperative dance in which creativity and the constant emergence of novelty are the driving forces.” ~Fritjof Capra

“Stop acting so small. You are the Universe in ecstatic motion.” ~Rumi~

Painting: “The Star ~ Goddess of Hope” ~ by Emily Balivet, 2013.

See also: Paradigms are Made for Shifting


Source: Creative Systems Thinking

4 responses

  1. John Willemsens

    Reblogged this on Advayavada Buddhism.

    January 26, 2016 at 2:54 am

  2. I nominated you for an award! See my recent post for details!

    January 26, 2016 at 4:51 am

    • Lou

      Hurray for awards!

      January 26, 2016 at 4:54 am

      • Hahaha I hope you enjoy my interview questions. Have a wonderful day.

        January 26, 2016 at 4:58 am

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