Within holism, we consider that each part creates the whole, but also that the whole exists within each part. The individual and the collective are mirrors of each other..
As we give ourselves permission to see the world with new eyes, the world itself doesn’t change. And what we learn about the world is not actually ‘new’ – it’s what has always been here, it’s only news to us. The only difference is, we’re now willing to see it. We seem to be going through a time where a whole lot is happening, is being said, is being shared, is being shown, that challenges our view of this world, of life, of reality, of humanity, of what is certain, and what is not, and ultimately, of ourselves. And that’s not easy, it IS challenging, no matter how open-minded we consider ourselves to be, no matter how ‘enlightened’ we think we are, no matter ‘how far’ we feel we’ve already come – there’s more to be seen, to be considered, to be understood.
While the word ‘holistic’ has been trending in many circles, few really ‘grasp’ what it means to approach something in a holistic way. We’ll use this post to introduce a holistic framework together with examples to illustrate what sets a holistic approach apart from non-holisitc methods. As you start to see what it’s all about, it will already help you to shift how you look at yourself, your life and the world, helping you to think/see in more holistic terms, and enabling you to make more informed and all-around supportive decisions.