Blind to Wholeness LO29593

From: Jan Lelie (
Date: 11/26/02

Replying to LO29585 --

Hello LO-listener, dear At,

I'll try to be short. Wholeness, in my opinion, is not so different from
"evolution" or "will" or "god", "heel de wereld", even "reality". They are
different atributes of the same underlying process phenomena that we can
experience - in dreams, visions, while meditating or sometime just when
you're ordering a bread at the baker's or looking at a person. However,
we cannot have our cake and eat it, so we most of the time choose to live
in a fragmented, inconsistent, ambigous, dangerous world. We close our
eyes to wholeness. And we project the rejected parts to the rest of the
world. We assume that there is a "free will", "a (set of) God(s)",
development and "apartheid" (I do think that South-Africa is an important
place for learning, as is the Israel/Palestine area. Here in The
Netherlands they showed the movie about Ghandi's life again. What struck
me is that again and again he said "perhaps we're not ready for it, yet").

I get the impression that you "want" something from people, want others to
see, hear, understand something, or even want them to change. I agree with
you, but in my opinion that's not my business: it of the business of the
others to change. And i do not know what it is they should learn, except
perhaps to let go of their ideas and love what is, what is real real. The
problem is that the other - and i'm talking now about the others that
should be able to change, because they have some affluence, some free
energy - has to choose to change, to understand, to learn. And most are
not up to that. And let's face it: the world looks a dangerous place, life
in unfair, cruel, people feel lonely (most of the time without admitting
it. Here in Holland Boudewijn Büch died, he was the most lonely man,
writer, artist in The Netherlands. The funny thing about him was that he
was very enthousiastic about his lonelyness. He didn't ask for pity, for
support or for love. He couldn't care less. He despised most other people.
The best he could do was to collect, collect books and stuff) The next
level of understanding, the next bifurcation, the paradigm change, the
next stage is developing itself - without our prescience, without our
steering or our "will", and we'll be able to say - in retrospect - that it
was so obvious, so clear, so evident, so amazingly stupid that we didn't
notice, that we must have been blind. And we are - let's accept that. We
have no eye (or ear, or tongue - i think i'll exclude nose and touch) for
developing wholeness, because we are still developing that sense. There is
no need to press others to develop it faster, better, or more. There are
ways to do so, but we cannot see them now. Only later we - as a species, i
do not expect it in our times -we'll be able to say: "how blind they
were". And perhaps: "how lucky they must have been that they didn't see."
(That's not true, but you know, the things in the past look always better
then they were).



(Wasn't short, wasn't it? That's the trouble with this medium: you just
type away, without thinking).

AM de Lange wrote:

>Is people "blind to wholeness" because their affective domain does not
>work in unison with their cognitive domain? I wonder.
>>And here is another thought that crosses my mind: the
>>feeling of wholeness also might imply a terrific responsibility.
>>When one experiences wholeness, one also feels inadequate,
>>sad, perhaps even "bad'". This is - in my experience - no
>>problem. We are small, limited, inadequate. But somehow
>>we've been infected by a viral thought: you should not feel
>>wholeness in a world that so obviously lacks a sense of
>Thank you for sharing this important thought. The political opponents of
>Jan Smuts (father of holism, 1925) used every trick in their mean book to
>make voters favour anti-wholeness=apartheid so that they could win the
>election in 1948 from him. They even went so far as to claim that holism
>is an athiest, if not an outright, antichristian philosophy. That election
>teaches a clear lesson -- it is possible to make on purpose the majority
>of people blind to wholeness.

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