A Message from the Head
November 24, 2023

A Message from the Head

We are all related. We are all connected. We are made of each other. The whole of existence is made of the same seven elements: earth, air, fire, water, space, time and consciousness. All these elements exist because of each other. No one element can exist by itself. There is a fundamental unity of life, which manifests in millions of forms. The unity and diversity are in an eternal dance. Quantum physics tells us that ultimately all is just one single energy: call it particles and waves.

Diversity does not mean division.  Separation, fragmentation and dualism are mere perceptions fostered by external appearances. Dark appears to be opposite to light. Left appears to be opposite of right. Mind appears to be the opposite of matter. But from a holistic perspective all are essential parts of the greater whole, they create a moving picture of harmony.

If we look at the world and see it as a whole we can heal all our political, religious, racial and environmental divisions with a single stroke. We can heal the division between science, spirituality, and art; the division between head, heart and hands.

Plato proposed the idea of unity through the trinity of Truth, Goodness and Beauty. This three dimensional philosophy represents a holistic world view. Through science we seek truth, through spirituality we seek goodness, and through art we seek beauty. Then how can we put science, spirituality and the arts in different departments and compartments?

Similarly with our heads we think and know the truth – that is science. With our hearts we cultivate and live goodness- that is spirituality. And with our hands we create and communicate beauty – that is art.

What a difference it makes when we acknowledge the unity and move beyond the limit – let us all live from the unity and return to the stillness.

This is the heart of the St James philosophy.

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