- “How it is” : The human condition (hc) is projection, created and placed by the whole body, who is in and of reality
- “What to do” : To capture the hc as a projected actuality and relate with reality, the whole being alive in creation (Orientation in space and with the whole body)
- “What happens” : We in our projected reality become less isolated from and more a part of our whole self in our relation with him or her
“What to do” goes hand in hand with “what happens”. However, we must be grounded or well versed in “how it is”, as it seems we are involved in doing and what happens – we tend to think we decide “what to do” and choose what happens to us, don’t we?
“I think I am.” But who thinks? Who or what is the “I”? Who does or who is doing the thinking? Who is? We think we are and do, but isn’t it the whole body who does?
It is the whole body, whole self and whole being who is in reality, who is a who and a he or a she. We, as self or identity, and our reality outside and within that we may experience, are projection, created and placed by the whole body. It is the whole self who has eyes and by whom we have our vision to look at and think we see or that we are looking. It is the whole self who has arm and legs, and by whom, and projected from his or her CNS (Central Nervous System that consists of the brain, spine and the nerve roots), we have our sense of doing and we think and can think we do. Our thoughts and thinking seem to come from beyond us, from beyond the sense and notion of our identity or self, and together with our actuality, must come from the whole self.
The whole being of whom we are a projected part, also creates and places our reality, outside and in (including our thinking, feeling, physical sense and deeper sense), for us to experience. The whole body projects both our self as the subject to what we experience, that is the object of our experience. Our reality, including our self, our deeper being, the conscious conscious of and the witness by which we are aware of our reality and make-up, they are all projected parts of the whole self.
We must relate, as a “projected actuality”, with our whole, the whole being of whom we are a part. Every other act involves us superficial of our actuality. Identified with what we experience outside or within, we are isolated in projection away from our whole.
We cannot see our self. The images of our whole or of the whole body in the screen or the mirror (reflected image), our vision and seeing of them within projection, help form our notion and sense of our self. However, what we may experience of our self remain with what we experience of our worlds inside and out – they, what we experience, are cast within our contexts, our world views and causal order, our sense and notion of “how it is” and “what happens”. What we may experience of our worlds and our self,fall short of actuality, occupying space as projected parts of a solid whole being in reality.
Try approaching your actual self. It cannot happen in the usual way that we may be direct with our sense and notion of our self, others and things. Remember, in anything we think we do, we think we do what the whole body may be doing in reality. Trying to approach the self is an inner effort within our projected reality. The difficulty stems from our hold on what we experience. The conundrum or paradox in statements that refer to the statement itself or self referencing statements, has been recognised and established in classic Greek philosophy. (Self reference google search; Epimenides paradox wikipedia) However, in regarding the self as an actuality is what I have termed the “self referencing conundrum” and I define it as “the difficulty and repulsion to approaching the actuality of our self or identity, as if to maintain the necessary displacement for having an experience between the identity having the experience and what is experienced”.
It means that in anything we think we experience and think we do, we are reinforced in our reality, within projection, unless we can include our actuality and refer beyond our reality of having an experience. And, because the whole body projects our reality and includes our actuality but also the witness and the conscious, I propose we refer, contemplate and relate with our whole. But how?
To follow :
“What to do” : 2 The three things we can do
It is already on my wix web site in a PDF, on page 8 of Orientation ii