My individualism is really an illusion. I am a part of the great whole.

field of sunny flowers

Re-establish the living organic connections, with the cosmos

I am part of the sun as my eye is part of me. That I am part of the earth my feet know perfectly, and my blood is part of the sea. My soul knows that I am part of the human race, my soul is an organic part of the great human soul, as my spirit is part of my nation. In my own self, I am part of my family. There is nothing of me that is alone and absolute except my mind, and we shall find that the mind has no existence by itself, it is only the glitter of the sun on the surface of the waters.

So that my individualism is really an illusion. I am a part of the great whole, and I can never escape. But I can deny my connections, break them, and become a fragment. Then I am wretched.

by D. H. Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930)
from Apocalypse and the Writings on Revelation

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One Response to “My individualism is really an illusion. I am a part of the great whole.”

  1. Kim Krause Berg Says:

    Exactly! I LOVE this one Liz 🙂

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