Natural world, laws of physics and our experiences, all point to the conclusion of the overall balance and wholeness of everything. What is of a particular interest is how it applies to us, humans, and consequently to our relationships and social structures (family, nation, humanity in total).
The basic notion is that every single person, as a starting point of our society, is a perfectly rounded and balanced individual. That means that all of us are whole within our own circumstances. This wholeness includes all our characteristics, traits, experiences, talents, abilities and, most important, Potentials. The closest graphical expression I can come up is the Chinese Yin-Yang symbol. Each person’s expressed qualities are represented by the larger area of color. The potentials (unexpressed qualities), equal in “mass” but smaller in appearance are little balls within the large area of the predominant color.
The practical implications are that each person has a potential to change the predominant characteristics or qualities.
Now, this is a simplified picture. In reality, this balance is much more complex, in a constant flux, changing and evolving as we go through the life (imagine the above image as 3-dimensional, with colors in constant flux and some hidden from view). But the end result is the same. Each person, no matter how talented or not, rich or poor, intelligent or not, abled or disabled, is no different or less important or unique than the other; all are complete and whole in their own environment and circumstances.
Where one is lacking in talent or ability in one area, it balances out in another area. Where there is fire, there is always water. Where there is wind there is always earth. The balance expresses itself in many forms and sometimes it remains as unfulfilled potential. But nevertheless it is there.
This balance and wholeness are also reflected in every human relationship. Couples (husband and wife, partners, girlfriends and boyfriends etc) are a whole unit. They complement and balance each other. Together, they are 100%. For as long as that balance and wholeness exists, the relationship will endure. Once the wholeness is broken (they stop balancing each other) the relationship breaks.
Families with children represent a circle, wholeness and balance. Siblings between themselves also create a wholeness and balance as they complement each other.
On a larger scale, each nation individually and the whole of the humanity are a whole, with some attributes and qualities expressed and some only present as potentials.
Sometimes, the balance is broken, but only for as long as it takes for the wholeness to be transferred from one unit (person, family, nation etc) to another, so balance is again established.
Why is it important to know about the balance and wholeness? Knowing this, changes our perspective towards others. We can see and respect each individual as a whole. Regardless of one’s position in life, abilities or character, no matter what, we are all unique, complete and whole.