What’s all this Talk about Systems?

12 Apr
A system is a set of connected things or parts forming a complex whole, in particular; or a set of things working together as parts of a mechanism or an interconnecting network (source: Google search, “system”). The World System is the sum/total of the connections or relationships of each of its parts. Accordingly, Planet Earth, within and as the atmosphere, is the manifested representation1of the World System. From within and as the World-System, all other (worldly) systems flow.
Use your Imagination to visualize how systems function – from the small to big and big to small. Picture “everything” within/as the Earth’s atmosphere, as a glass-sphere. Now, within/as that sphere, choose the tiniest single-particle that you can imagine. From that particle as a starting point, draw individual light-blue relationship lines to each of the particles that may influence or be influenced by that single starting-point particle. If you are familiar with Physics, what you probably just did was to draw individual lines from that single-particle to every other single-particle within/as the sphere. Now, one particle at a time, do the exact same thing with all of the other single-particles in/as the sphere, until you have addressed each single-particle as a unique starting-point within/as the sphere. What you are now holding within and as your imagination is a light-blue representation of the basis of the World System, enclosed within/as its very own atmosphere. Notice that although, the address/starting-point/perception of each particle is unique, the connections of each of the particles to each other – creating the whole – are equal. Now, reverse the view. From the entirety of the sphere – as the sum/total of all the singular particles in relation to each other, follow the relationship line of each of the particles, back to that first single-particle.
  1. What in essence, determines/defines the nature of a system, as a whole?
  2. What in essence, determines/defines the nature of a single-particle or singularity?
1“manifested representation” refers to the behavior and works

3 Responses to “What’s all this Talk about Systems?”

  1. Randy Krafft April 13, 2013 at 7:55 am #

    What a great post., Excellent example in the visualization of the equality and one-ness of each “single-particle” within the whole… Then, if one can simply replace “single-particle” with “Human” or, “Life Form”, they might start ‘getting ‘ it… Thanks for this…

    • Thomas La Grua April 16, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

      That’s the plan, to get people to realize that the system works the same from the big to the small. Thanks Randy.


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