What appears in the arts, mathematics, and in nature? The Golden Ratio.

“Two quantities are in the golden ratio if the ratio of the sum of the quantities to the larger quantity is equal to the ratio of the larger quantity to the smaller one. The figure on the right illustrates the geometric relationship” (Wikipedia). Also known as the divine section; extreme mean; golden cut, mean, number, proportion, or section; mean of Phidias; mean ration or section; or simply phi – it has been used by architects and artists since the Renaissance to proportion their works because they believe it creates works that are the most pleasing to the eye.

Examples of the golden ratio can be found in:

* the dimensions of the 4,600 year old Great Pyramid of Giza
* the exterior dimensions and facade of the Parthenon in Athens, as well as the bands of      sculpture that run above its columns
* the dimensioning of the prayer space, the court, and the minaret of the Great Mosque of    Kairouan
* the human body
* many paintings by Leonardo Da Vinci – including the Mona Lisa
* the arrangement of branches along the stems of plants and of veins in leaves
* underlying the clock cycle of human brain waves
* the financial markets (trading algorithms, applications and strategies)
* Pi turns up frequently in geometry, particularly in figures with pentagonal symmetry

In the video above, by Chris MintZ Barf and posted on the Nonduality Network, we are clearly shown how the golden ratio proves the spiritual notion that we are all connected. It describes the Golden Ratio as “everywhere in nature – from your fingertips to outside in the field to the galaxy” and continues, “if so many things like this are connected, why can I not believe that we are connected?”

How does your daily experience prove to you that we are all connected?