To see a World in a Grain of SandWilliam Blake, from “Auguries of Innocence”
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour
When a hologram is cut in half, the whole scene can still be seen in each piece.Wikipedia, “Holography”
The key point is simply that the part has access to the whole.Ken Wilber, The Holographic Paradigm and Other Paradoxes (1982)
The recognition of the part as whole, and of the whole in every part is perfectly natural, for it is the way God thinks, and what is natural to Him is natural to you.A Course in Miracles (Foundation for Inner Peace), T-16.II.3:3
The holographic paradigm
says we’re not stuck in space or time.
In theory, we could all touch base
without the bonds of time and space.
Each of the parts contains the whole:
the universe is in each soul.
The world is like a spider’s web:
the waves of info flow and ebb
between the nodes without a gap
of time and with no data cap.
The web expands without an end,
and every node can apprehend
what’s happening in every place.
It holds all things in its embrace.
The essence is entanglement,
and all the info’s simply sent
without a gap that we’d expect
between the times the nodes connect,
for knowledge cannot be discrete—
it’s all connected and complete.
This paradigm could be correct,
but we won’t know while we reject
the other parts and throw the blame,
although the parts are all the same.
As long as we’re afraid to share
all of our thoughts, we will not dare
to think that we could join the whole.
We’d rather think we’re in control
and that our “private” thoughts will be
still hidden for eternity.
But if we could reveal our mind,
then we’d awaken soon and find
that we are not alone at all.
And if we’d heed the constant call,
we’d quickly learn to reconnect
to knowledge that has no defect,
and we’d be able to traverse
the ever-growing universe.