The Holomorphic Self

A singular self is made from a conjunction of many properties that all add up to beings such as us. The selves we are, are based on our own pasts that lead up to who we are today and who we could become tomorrow. In describing the self as holomorphic, we might see we are the totality of everything subsumed within our minds and something above and beyond that, which would be as malleable and changeable as our perspectives. To know the self and what it is in its wholeness would be to dive deep into the unconscious as well as an emergence into the collective conscious. The self might also be considered holomorphic in the sense that we are fragmented reflections of the entirety of the collective conscious, as ever-changing, growing, evolving bits of the whole, which exhibits the same behaviors that our selves do.

To define holomorphic a bit further, we may use the two fragments of the word as they are described. Holo, meaning whole or complete, and morphic, meaning a specific shape or form, we can see that something that would be holomorphic would be a whole and complete shape and form. To relate to a whole self would be to take our entire body, mind, and environment as an overarching concept of who we are.

Through knowing the body alone as a whole would include the brain, nervous system, endocrine system, and all nerve cells as a part our body presence. The mind too may be included; every thought, perception, cognition, apprehension, and so on, make up the whole of the mind. The body and mind are both part of an open, constantly adapting system that makes up conscious experience as complex as our network of cells. The environment, both local and non-local, have an affect on that system, which molded and shaped it as it developed.

It is larger, universal environment that we all share, where we play out our lives. The universe and the laws of nature not excluded or outside of ourselves, we might see that we are reflections of the cosmos. If we identify as reflections of the cosmos, and both of which being either holographic or holonomic, we might find, perhaps, to find ourselves integrated into a larger holomorphic being.

Holomorphic is used in this writing to refer to the whole self, undivided from the world and laws of nature we notice outside of ourselves. Yet as reflections of the whole, we have laws that govern our own lives that are just like that of the cosmos at large. These laws that govern us may take on their own form in relation to our unique perspectives as humans, but still subsumed by the laws of nature at large.

To notice, acquire, and adapt to the apparent laws that rule our lives might be to assume a holomorphic form. With our pasts determined by laws that lay hidden in the unconscious, if we were to discover deeper laws of guiding us and our evolution towards the future, we can learn to change our actions to best suit the opportunities that may come our way. This is where being a complete form or shape may be of advantage. To know that we are subsumed by the much grander processes that have brought us to where we are today, we may see and even empathize with the universe.

Empathizing with the universe either may or may or not be a leap of faith and reason, but as a step toward understanding ourselves as a whole, it may be useful to include the universe in ourselves somewhere or ourselves in the universe.

Being holomorphic, perhaps we can, in real-time, change our actions and behaviors that best suit any situation we may find ourselves in, as knowing ourselves as something complete in our presence, we see how things may work in any moment. Knowing our pasts, with all the knowledge we may have gained, all the experiences we have had, and everything that makes us who we are, we might see that we are always only in the present moment.

A holomorphic being might be a being that knows very well that our internal and external worlds correspond to one another, that the past and future are reflected in a present moment, and that we are what we behold. To behold and to apprehend the universe, and with ourselves as a small bodily reflection of it, both of which may teach and inform one another. As a potential underlying nature connecting the disjunction of the psyche and the universe, the concept of a holomorph may seem odd a first, yet may help us understand both ourselves and our place within universe.

To see ourselves as many overlapping, changing occasions of experience or processes, we might not see where the dividing of boundaries between self and world may take hold. As a group of process found within much larger processes, our society and world as well might be a holomorphic representation of potential, larger, processes that govern us as well as the universe.

With much happening in our minds as well as the world, the ever-growing holomorphic nature underlying ourselves and place embedded in the world, we can see how we may be like the world at large through our perceptions of it. The wholly complete shape and form of the universe may very well have a shape and form such as ourselves. At first, we can achieve this through the imagination, yet when patterns between mind and universe start to reveal themselves, we might see that the cosmos and us are like one another than has previously been imagined.

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