From time immemorial man has been aware of the functional autonomous nature of man, existent in fragmentary evidence, and has often projected a state of division which did not exist before the divorce between nature and man, between man and man. Man seeks wholeness through a sum of its parts. First man divides himself into parts, then he seeks wholeness through an assertion of the validity of the parts.
Surely, with careful attention, when one looks with a totality of perception this becomes obvious.
I should shed light on how deeply rooted the notion of wholeness is in the human psyche, and thus in our languages.
The world “health” in English is based on an ancient Anglo-Saxon world “hale” meaning “whole”. To be “healthy” is to be “whole”. This is also present in the Hebrew greeting “Shalom” or the ancient word “Shalem” meaning “wholeness” or “oneness” or “totality”.
In English, the word “holy” is based on the same Anglo-Saxon root “whole”. Which is, to be holy is to be psychologically whole. Which is why I always say that a truly “religious” mind is the only mind that can see the beauty of “what is”.
Man desires wholeness, because wholeness is deeply rooted within, yet thought causes fragmentation, and runs rampant, and man not knowing his mind any better, not watching the movement of thought as it moves about in the field of consciousness, lives in fragmentation. Thought generates fragmentation and then man seeks to be whole, playing games with language.
One simply cannot take this fragmentary view of the “self”. Tat Tvam Asi. Thou art That. Self is Whole. Atma = Brahma. Soul is the Ultimate Reality.
There is and cannot be division. These are constructs of thought, and thought only ever divides. Are the archetypes not divisive? Under the guise of uniting like themes, it introduces a profound division within the individual, a deeply rooted conflict in the psyche, it seems. But let us examine today … what is an individual? What does it mean to be indivisible? How can you be a total and complete individual without any division even within yourself?
To be an individual is to be completely and totally whole. There must be no division between yourself in order for you to be an individual. An individual is indivisible. It cannot be divided further.
Gentlemen like Freud and Jung, spiritual gurus and psychologists tell us that there is the Higher Self, the Lower Self, the Self, the Ego, the Anima, the Animus, the Subconscious, the Unconscious and the Conscious. They categorize and divide the individual, which is indivisible, and we poor saps not knowing our own minds any better readily and greedily accept answers from others.
Jung’s analysis of human nature includes investigations of Eastern and Western religions, alchemy, parapsychology, and mythology.
My observations are only into the mind. I don’t look at the Eastern mind, or the Western mind. I want to know the Human mind. So I look. When I want to know something, I look at it. I look at it without screens full of images I have about it. I look at it without prejudice, without condemnation, without judgment, without motivation and without the ideation of any sort of an outcome of comprehension.