The self

Following on from the recent blog entry “Our reality and Reality”, this entry tries to again differentiate our reality from Reality, through discussing our self, as with our reality, as a part of our whole.

When we think or talk about about our self or think and talk about others, what is being referred to is the identity within the human condition, the ego that experiences the world according to the senses, and understands or tries to understand that world we experience and our self in it (the phenomenal world). Our reality, of conscious experience and self, extends from its various parts in different directions, in different ways including, deeper, further, broader, and more true.

The various aspects of our reality that make-up or “construct” our reality are displaced and differentiated from one another, and may be recognised. Some of the disassociated parts of our reality are, the conscious, self, what we experience, the experience itself, deeper being, inner and outer realms.

Between these parts of our reality, there is an association which may be described as an identification that bind parts in themselves with each other. This association through differentiation of our parts, is analogous to separate quantum particles of the same event when they are noticed to be entangled. Our self and what we experience are bound by this identification.

The conscious that is conscious of, and the witness by which we are aware, further bind the parts within our reality. The conscious can be conscious of the self, by which we are self conscious, and conscious of what we experience. We are aware of what the witness witnesses, by which we may be aware of the conscious and that we are conscious, the self and so self-aware (a knowing more than being put on the spot or spot-lighted when self-conscious), as well as what we experience. An analogy for this binding identification between parts of our reality, is the nuclear forces between sub-atomic particles of an atom that keep the atom intact.

We, as self or identity then, are one of several parts within our reality, bound to what we experience. While what we experience is an indication of things in the real world, we regard it as real and with this, we also regard our self as the definitive and only self. We, as that self, are usually functional in our reality, in that what we think we do does get done, as confirmed by our experience of doing and its result. However, our reality remains experience and a sense of self, with a world we may think is real, and a sense that allows us to think that we are in and do things in the world.

Reality is something else, other than our reality, of conscious experience and self witnessed. It is Entirety, the one and only whole, of which everything is a part, including our reality. However, we cannot be of Reality in our own right, but only as a part of our whole being. Our reality is projected through the CNS (Central Nervous System) by our whole being, who in turn is a part of Reality.

In this blog site are entries about this relation between our reality, our whole and Reality. Recently, mereology, the study of parts and wholes, has helped convey our immediate situation, namely the transcendence of Reality and our whole from our part, and the immanence of Reality in our being a part of our whole. The fundamental nature of our reality as projection, projected by our whole through the CNS, remains however, the basis to the details of our involvement in our relation with our whole, a process of integration for both our part and our whole, and our part to play in this relation and process.

Also in this blog are diagrammatic depictions of aspects of our reality, in their “actuality” as projected in space and in relation with their whole. They are meant to assist in approaching our actuality, and in introducing the process of our integration and our part to play in it.

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