You are a Holon!
The word was coined by Arthur Koestler in his book The Ghost in the Machine.
Koestler also says holons are autonomous, self-reliant units that possess a degree of independence and handle contingencies without asking higher authorities for instructions.
These holons are also simultaneously subject to control from one or more of these higher authorities.
The first property ensures that holons are stable forms that are able to withstand disturbances, while the latter property signifies that they are intermediate forms, providing a context for the proper functionality for the larger whole. -wikipedia
You are a Holon! You are intimately controlled by the community within which you live, and are a small but vital part. The same is true of you, you are the sum total of all the smaller parts that make up you, so at once you are a Whole and a collections of parts too! Most importantly, you are NOT a separate disconnected part!
I’ve just been listening to Dr Ervin Laszlo talking on the Living in Oneness website. He tells us to slow down, that it’s no longer important to compete with each other all the time! He tells us to stop the Hamster Wheel! (Spinning round so fast, yet going nowhere!)
He points out the traditional practice of “Holy Days” – Holidays now – and how people were traditionally taught to STOP, sit down, and spend some time looking inside, seeing how they feel, seeking inner guidance. (It’s not enough just to do this on your Holidays by the way! Do it everyday! Practice makes perfect..)
This then is the essence of Qigong.
Get the body fit, but also out of the way and busy doing something, whilst the mind can rest deep inside and survey the inner landscape.
When one understands what is going on inside oneself, then real healing can begin.
You are a Holon!