The cause of anything, good or bad, when examined openly and deeply, becomes a tangle of interconnections, extending spherically across all scales, dissolving all boundaries, until it disappears into everything and nothing, out into the universe. This system has no locus of control, and the organism has nothing to control but itself. It has always been the case that we act from where we stand, and we stand where we have been planted in the earth. Further, it is within each person were the roots of our collective effects begin and which manifest the tree through which we touch the world. Yet, it is only now the case that we look not from where we stand but from an illusionary height for which our lenses are ill equipped. For this reason, the tree we send out into the world is unwell; its leaves are drying. Attempts to force just the right amount of water into each leaf, stem, or branch turn to poison. Let us climb back down and bring water to our soil and nourish our roots. From the branches are problems we attempt to solve, but from the roots these problems simply dissolve.
The content of this website is not an attempt to teach, convince, prove, coerce, or take any other authoritative action which allows the reader to disengage from responsibility and passively wait for an externally generated clarity of understanding. Intellectually exploring true health, or holos, leaves a rough and pliable dialogue orbiting around a truly ineffable and expansive subject for which no amount of evidence or science can provide substantiation. The content of this website provides an opportunity for the reader to honestly ask not “why should I agree?” but “why should I not agree?” and find that learning and understanding requires not active teaching but active participation, experiencing, and the deepest form of self inquiry. There are perhaps many ways, and better ways, of understanding and knowing this holistic entity of health and participating in the process of which it consists, but these are largely unavailable, unfamiliar, and unaccepted ways of past living. Nonetheless, access to this understanding, though sometimes fleeting, remains ubiquitous in modernity. It might be encountered in the wilderness, in the mind, in crisis, in joy, in the innateness of the just born, and the wisdom of the dying. All are the same; the way to holos is simply hanging in the air, transparently waiting to be breathed in, and integrated into being. This website is an attempt at a brief, and largely unpoetic, modern translation, a forever incomplete scientific and philosophical painting, in large brush strokes, of health. It is left to the reader to truly translate, understand, and experience what it is to become healthy and whole; what it is to BE health.
Finally, my goal is to provide a synthesis which freely draws from numerous disciplines and their various concepts but without any adherence to the dogmas and paradigms from which they originate. In doing so, those comfortable with any one dogma may feel that these emancipated concepts take on a different meaning than they typically represent. This is a desirable outcome when attempting to bridge conventional science, philosophy, and terminology with an unconventional worldview. It will serve the reader to attempt to dissolve any identification with any particular consensus and avoid the impulse to reactively reject statements contrary to any such consensus. Instead, seek to understand and examine the content for validity from the position of yourself, a unique human individual. Pursue wholeness for oneself, not partisanship or allegiance at the expense of one’s self. The goal, and challenge, for the reader, the participant, is to read oneself into this content, for it is about you.