My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped.
I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy.
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A wholesome read to which i wholeheartedly agree 🙂
Thanks much, Pieter! 🙂 The more that they try to analyze things and examine things partially (in sequence), the more they will “progress,” yet get nowhere!
Perhaps they’ll find the grain of sand William Blake was talking about 😉
They already did, Pieter. They put it under microscopes and cut it to pieces and they are still dividing it up into smaller and smaller units!
How can I express my pleasure reading these words? As a naturalist/ethologist I am so tired of not being taken seriously because I accord nature sentience, and experience interconnection as reality as a result – While most scientists spend their lives stuck in the particulars – it never occurs to them to put Humpty Dumpty back to together again after he’s been split into fragments. Our education system fosters this insanity – oh don’t get me going
🙂 Yes, Sara, the miseducation of most of us leads us to remain in (and “as”) broken systems; the mere sequential analysis of patterns and things that seem to be not interconnected is the result of a miseducation focusing on separations (while reinforcing conflict).
All I can say Tom is that we are on the same wave length – such a relief to meet like minded people Thank you!
Therein lies my dilemma; as a scientist trying to see the whole!
Loved your second photo that compliments your poem. 🙂
There, Sci, is a scientific way of functioning beyond the norm; it involves going beyond mere “trying.” You cannot just try to perceive the whole; if you do, you never really will. Holistically going beyond mere trying and effort may reflect real intelligence; then the whole will come to you. You won’t have to seek it.
(Glad that you see the relationship of that 2nd photo to the poetry!) 🙂
Years ago, i spent a good amount of time talking (one on one) and being friends with the famous physicist David Bohm; if you get a chance, read his book entitled “Wholeness and the Implicate Order.”
Kiss LM and Mr. SL 4 us! Our little Gabbie just recently had a stroke; we are treating her and she is improving really well already.
Too tired to do more than survive at the moment. Sorry to hear about little Gabbie. I hope she continues to recover – dogs are amazing. 🙂
(It would be smart to give older dogs fish oil supplements — with Omega 3 — to help prevent strokes. Gabbie will get some daily for the rest of her life.)
wonderful how you wrote it and your photo, too. I completely agree with you, Thomas, regards Mitza
Thank you, Mitza! You are wiser than most! 🙂
Tweetie and Scarlet are both eating the new (better) parrot food… and i am so happy! Plus i am still giving them tons of fresh fruit and veggies; i hope i can keep them spoiled rotten!
that seems to be the best life possible: being Thomas’ parrots. In my next life I want to become a parrot in your house, hehe
Neat, Mitza! 🙂
Sometimes i wish i were a parrot! They, unlike humans, don’t show any signs of aging as they age. The elderly parrots look as crisp and young as the youthful ones! We humans look way different when old age sets in! 🙂
So true! Well said, Tom. 🙂 Your photos spell a lot of your wise words, as always. 🙂
Much appreciated, Amy! I am so glad that you can see the connection! 🙂
Wise words and I like how your photos illustrate your point.
Great to hear, Karen! The photos did help a lot in that regard! 🙂