PART AND THE ABSOLUTE
The recent happenings in life and the world around me have somehow made me realize that there is an inherent synchronization in our lives. All that exists shares a common thread. My recent or not so recent rendezvous with the Integral philosophy has taught me that I am a 'part' within the 'whole'. I am complete in myself but also a part of the complete universe around me. Like Aristotle had said, that everything in this world exists in 'holons', something that is complete in itself but also a part of the larger entity.
We as humans can only grow when we realize this fact that, we are a part and a complete whole in ourselves. In order to realize our existence and the true purpose of living, we need to see the larger picture. Just as we seem so small in front of the unending ocean or the majestic mountains.
The individual and the absolute is one, the 'being' exists within the absolute and vis-a-vis the absolute is mirrored in each being. Everything is the manifestation of the absolute. It is this truth that leads to the ultimate inner knowledge and self-realization. Sri Aurobindo says that each and every individual has different dimensions within them namely, physical, vital, mental, psychic, and spiritual. These are also the hierarchical stages through which an individual transcends to become the 'gnostic being'. This process of development then further percolates down to society and ultimately to the world around. It is through this inherent similarity, cohesiveness, and bond among all the elements and existing beings of the universe that one can attain a comprehensive mind and personality.
In the dialogue between Uddalaka and Svetaketu (Chandogya Upanishad 6.8.7) the last section explicates, "the one becomes many, and the many become one". "Tat-Tvam-Asi"
And, the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (1.4.10) encompasses.
"Aham- Brahma- Asmi"
So lately, if you are feeling that you are alone, segregated, and isolated just try and look beyond the material self, you will see your existence in everything around you.
We are everything, and everything is in us.