As all is one, cutting it up in things is only needed for verbal or written communication. A thing is a “think” or a thought. In creating a thing in that way, we detach it from the whole, invalidating both the thing and the whole it is separated from.
In science, of course, this allows us to model behavior of the thing and communicate these properties. This lures us to see a thing as a unit of reality.
We live in a society that has forgotten that the only true atom is the whole universe, that a thing is only a thought, a reduction or symbol of what really is. We truly believe reality is all these reduced and incomplete thoughts put back together.
And so, in believing that reality is the collection of all things, it is no wonder we see our selves just as poor lonely things.
- Peter Friebel