As above, so below.
Despite mankind's penchant for isolating and studying things separately -- thereby losing perspective -- the universe operates synergistically (holistically). In Wholeness and the Implicate Order, physicist David Bohm expresses this concept within the context of quantum physics: "A centrally relevant change in descriptive order required in the quantum theory is thus the dropping of the notion of analysis of the world into relatively autonomous parts, separately existent but in interaction. Rather, the primary emphasis is now on undivided wholeness, (italics are the author's) in which the observing instrument is not separable from what is observed."
The mechanistic view of the universe claims that all things exist separately, and that the universe is just inexorably winding down after the Big Bang explosion. But even a computer must have an operating system, in order to regulate it's components so that programs may run and do useful work. If something as insignificant as a computer needs an operating system, then surely something as vast and beautifully organized as the universe must also. The computer also has a user interface that allows you to utilize the computer's components, and the universe does as well. These principles have been understood for thousands of years, and have modernly made their way into the public awareness.
In a collection of over 100 essays, Kenneth James Michael MacLean offers a new perspective on living by applying the five fundamental universal laws to every area of life.
Then let's start a war. If we kill enough suspected terrorists, that'll make 'em less likely to take up arms against us. Yeah right.
Shove everybody into a one-size-fits-all school system where individual preferences are stifled. That ought to do it.
Then let's spend more than we make to the tune of 11 trillion dollars. If we can debase our currency enough, that'll create a strong economy.
The list of stupidities is almost endless.
Just because mankind's so-called leaders operate ass-backwards doesn't mean you and I have to buy into it.
It IS possible to live your life with clarity and understanding, despite all of the craziness surrounding you!
From politics and economics to just getting along in life, find out what happens when common sense and the clarity of the five fundamental universal principles are applied to every aspect of life.