Wholeness is one of the most important relational categories in philosophies of enlivenment as proposed by Christopher Alexander, Andreas Weber and others. For the moment, this is a note collecting site.
- 1. we need to see the particular commons as part of the total commons of reality and see if it, although being a common locally in itself, globally acts in an extractive way (all crimes generate victims). - 2. we need to take into account that there is a yearning of the whole to be in more deeper connection with itself, a kind of vector of reality - 3. does that particular commons make us more alive? aka more deeply individual through more intensely connected? That’s why I do not seperate my thinking of commoning from my ideas of what it means to be in living relationships. as it is the same. (email from March 17/ 2017)
- 1. "I interpret this quality [wholeness] as peace, the center of our emotional life.
Our emotional life is thus our guide as to whether patterns are working or not. I feel riled (gereizt) when things are not as I expect they should be. My unconscious - my self - my accumulated knowledge - clings to how things are when I am sad or happy. In order to improve my self, my boundary with the world, I need to let go of my self. I put distance on my self by living consciously. Indeed, I live rationally when my own self does not sway me. And I am at peace when my sense of self vanishes.
# See also Whole System Design