This is the symbol for Oneness.
On this page, you will find the information about the symbol's meaning, its origin, and its use cases.
What is Oneness
Everything is interconnected, all is one with the universe. This idea is the ancient wisdom that is now proven by modern science.
Naturally, we have learned to see things as separate. But in fact, all things are closely interlinked. Even the particles on a subatomic level interchange between human beings, between a human and a tree, a rock, and all other surroundings. The skin and visual boundaries are optical illusions.
You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.
-- Alan Wilson Watts
The interconnections are not only physical but also psychological. If you take a good look at your mind, you will see that it consists of influences from your parents, friends, teachers, culture. Any idea you have can be traced back to the root causes of it - first to the point when it first appeared in your mind and then what cultural influences created it.
We are all part of one inseparable web of relationships.
All organisms and their inorganic surroundings on Earth are closely integrated to form a single and self-regulating complex system, maintaining the conditions for life on the planet.
– Gaia Hypothesis
Oneness is the foundational truth because it is based on reality. It is not a dogmatic belief, but something that can be observed by anyone willing and able to see through the illusion of separateness.
Oneness is a natural quality of reality, therefore all other ideas about life and moral behaviors should be based on Oneness, and not on the optical illusion of separateness, which is predominant in our cultures, and creates a lot of unnecessary suffering.
Oneness symbol meaning
The symbol for Oneness is presented like a metaphor of us and the Earth. It is a big organism and we are inseparable parts of it. The Earth is also a part of an even bigger organism. It is like a tree with the roots that extend to the vast cosmos, where everything is interconnected.
This symbol is the invitation to see and accept reality the way it is, and then start living our daily lives based on the universal truth of Oneness.
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
-- Albert Einstein
History of the Oneness symbol
Oneness symbol was created in 2011-2013 by a graphic designer from Lithuania, as a part of his inner transformation process.
The symbol was visualized while being outside, experiencing the Oneness of things and processes. It was a bright early spring day, and the initial design was sketched on the ground covered in snow.
After the symbol's idea was conceptualized, then using a graphic software the concept was quickly turned into a design.
The symbol was first announced to the international graphic designers' community (Logopond). It was greatly appreciated by other designers, based on its visual representation and the meaning, which was felt intuitively, even without the need for the explanation.
The symbol was then published on Radical Course project, for people to find and use it.
The initial intention of the Oneness symbol was to make it free and open. This will always stay as intended.
Oneness symbol can be used by anyone. It can never be registered as a commercial trademark and owned by a single entity. Oneness symbol belongs to everyone.
Oneness symbol is open-source and is free to use. It can be creatively interpreted and used in different ways and different media.
Below are some examples of how people are using the Oneness symbol.Oneness tattoos