“Water Story”

I thought to re-present and blog this article “Water Story” now, partly because here in Sydney it is winter, which is the season that correlates to the element water in Chinese Five Element Theory, but also because globally these are uncertain and frightening times – the water organs Kidneys being associated with security and so the realms of home, work, community and family, and Urinary Bladder associated with fear and anxiety.

I begin with an introduction that looks back to when I began to formulate the ideas set in the main article. Through this time, from about the mid-1980’s on, the exponential rise in our population, which reflects so much of our impact on Earth, was still climbingthough the rate of increase had slowed.

Hans Rosling (Don’t Panic — The Truth about Population” BBC 2 documentary Nov 2013) eloquently presents how birthrate is settling towards two world wide for each reproductive couple, which would replace them without adding to their numbers, but which means the world population will fill out with those that will age to a modern life expectancy, so that while they grow old, population could continue to grow past our current almost 8 billion towards 11 billion. While environmentally, any such numbers may be unsustainable – we refer to comets and volcaniic eruptions of the past mass extinctions for perspective over our current situation – Rosling points economically to a civilized equality – if those in the $100/day developed world could ease off jet travel towards the level of just cars and $10/day motor bikes, and those below poverty and $1/day bicycle economy could rise towards the $10/day motor bike level.

At any rate, this is not the direction we have been and are heading in.

 

Introduction to “Water story” – July 2020

I began to form the ideas set forth in this article on water intake in the mid 1980’s, when Jane Fonda’s Water Diet and aerobics was “in”, and PET bottles of water were coming to the fore (Coke and Pepsi in “single use” PET bottles from 1978).

The Cold War was nearing its end (1989). The Berlin Wall still divided Germany, Russia occupied Afghanistan, and Gorbachev was trying to keep the restructuring of the Russian economy – perestroika was also “pepsi-stroika” – under control. Japan was growing its “bubble economy” (burst 1992), and computerization and digitization was underway, with America firmly in grip of it.

Western modern and urban lifestyle, with its social, cultural and health effects, was continuing to spread over the world. The world wide trend, of people’s exodus from rural regions to cities, was also underway in China since after Mao’s Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution (Mao died in 1976), and with Deng Xiaoping’s Economic Reform and Open-Door Policy – together with the “flow” there too of America’s cola drink, Coca-Cola (Pepsi in Russia).

Threat of nuclear war and destruction had eased, but financial, resource and environmental concerns were yet clearly defined. We had gone through Oil crises (pl. 1973 and ‘79) and were trying to come to terms with possible limited reserves of resources in general. However, the big financial bubbles were yet to form and burst.

Physicists looked to a single formula that combined Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. Philosophers still held hopes for truth beyond empirical probability, sociology and chaos. Prospectors mined the rift between economics and finance, their claims to value soon to be staked on the double ledger, in credit and debt bubbles, completely bereft it seems from bricks and mortar. Politicians used “political correctness” like a ball in a game, to compete between the left and right, which eventually blurred their differences (the left and right), and which only affected matters that were politicized (namely race and gender), nor were these addressed beyond accountability and correct terminology, for inequality seems to have re-surfaced as systems, human, technological and natural, are now strained. People were leaning about nature and pollution, sought their “roots” and considered other cultures and sustainability, while those in the developed world continued to jet about, as if to take it all in before disappearing, while still trying to “move up” in the world.

Governments managed the economy, apparently. Central Banks, debt and corporations still seemed to be under their sway – seemingly accounted for, economically in trade, exchange and settlement. Though for some suspiciously un-accountable, the financial creation of value and money and what they are based on (speculative), most didn’t care as long as it, money and credit, “flowed”. And it did flow, faster and more with communication or information technology, and with computer programmes (automated or algorithmic trading) raking in prospective profits behind the scenes of speculative business. Increased transactions in themselves raises GDP. There was hope for a better world and future. Environmental threat was still a matter of debate or documentaries. Consumerism, progress and development buoyed the sense of value in currency.

Health wise, there were inroads being made into cancer and cardio-vascular disease, in association with advances in genetic mapping and analysis, imaging (MRI scans) and micro-surgical and mechanised techniques. The Pritikin diet was “in” in the 80’s of high fibre and low fat and cholesterol for the prevention of cardio-vascular disease (yet to distinguish the different cholesterols, and before statin drugs for lowering them), and by-pass surgery was becoming more readily available. There was also growing recognition of stress and the importance of hydration for the human individual.

There has since been a sort of commercial and consumer sophistication in health and well-being that is more and more technical and technological, strongly influenced by developments in our civilization with digital technology. Reliance on these, specialized products, procedures and information, takes us further away from our innate physical and organic basis.

While my work, on the human condition and Reality (hc.R), pursues our relationship as part, with one’s Whole Being – Who, in the real world of Reality, transcendent beyond our reality of notion and sense, of conscious experience and self, is embodied, alive and next to other Whole Beings and Whole entities of Reality – and is presented elsewhere, I find still very pertinent today the approach presented in the article to follow, for the intake of water. Water is a fundamental and integral part of Earth and life on it from before computers, PET bottles, exercises and cities.

I would also add to “Water Story”, now nearing 40 years after its initial consideration, the following, which has become more relevant to me and my aging peers :
There may be fear of a full bladder and timely access to a toilet, especially when not at home. The morning bolus is the one of usual concern. I find it passes in two “visits”, one at home soon after breakfast and before leaving home, and the second after commuting and arriving at a destination. Otherwise, a regular and decent filling and flow (rather than dribble) is good both for the bladder and sphincters, in a similar way to the “good stress” described in the main text to follow.
There may be problems dealing with the fluid load for those in heart or renal (kidney) failure, for which individual professional advise should be sought.                                
t.t. July2020

Water Story 

It is recommended that a bolus (single large dose) of water be taken at morning and dusk each day for the rest of your life. Regulating the intake of the second most vital substance after air, is an easy way to establish a healthy tone and daily rhythm to your whole body.

Anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) plays a key role in the management of the body’s fluid ballance. As part of a generalized shut down for sleep, levels of the hormone are high during the night causing an anti-diuresis or production of low volumes of concentrated (dark) urine. The bladder is slow to fill so that ideally there is no need to get up during the night to empty the bladder.

Approaching dawn, the level of ADH in the blood dramatically lowers. The kidneys are then set for the passing of large volumes of weak (clear) urine or diuresis (as with diuretic drugs). After a nights shut down, the body is ready to be flushed, re-hydrated, and re-adjusted throughout its various “fluid compartments” within the body (generally intravascular and within and between cells but also in different glands, organs and tissues).

With the morning dose of water ideally taken at least 15 – 30mins before breakfast gastric, digestive and mucosal glands are readied for secretion. The rapid expansion and contraction of the stomach by the bolus dose and its rapid absorption and emptying, acts as an internal wake up stretch and is an effective stimulus for peristalsis (intestinal contraction that propel contents by its wave like propagation through the intestine) whose wave begins at the stomach.

1 pint (600ml) to 1 litre depending on age, gender and body size, is to be drunk steadily without too much of a break. Discomfort is often encountered and takes some minutes to pass. Stomach distention and pain indicate stomach weakness, liver strain may cause nausea and spleen weakness a faintness. The symptoms are from stress on the organs and may take weeks to months to settle. It is a good stress that tones the organs. Appetite and bowel movements are also stimulated.

Animals come to the water hole at dawn to fill their stores of water for the day and replenish it at dusk. Unless there is an excessive loss of fluids, as with sustained and intense physical strain or extreme heat, it is better to use up fluid stores and replenish them at the end of the day. Then, the kidneys and the body in general firm for activity during the day instead of becoming bloated or water logged if fluid is taken through the day without the distinction of intake and use; we can imagine core fluid compartments inert or flabby with lack of use and exercise if fluid is not moved and exchanged, stagnant while superficially becoming over sensitive to wet or dry.

Chinese medicine designates 3-5pm as urinary bladder time and 5-7pm kidney time. Emotion for the kidney is security, fear for bladder (incontinence in fear). The end of the day is the time to windup your tasks and take stock for the day, replenish your stores and settle. Fluid intake should not be necessary after dinner. The body is ready for the night’s closure with the return of rising levels of ADH.

In our modern lifestyle the natural cues of the daily cycle, of activity and light are numbed by transport, lighting, housing, programmed/personal entertainment and institutional work around the clock. Controlling your water intake is an effective way to introduce a natural cycle to one’s life. It is also a good way of establishing yourself in your time zone and place from jet lag, commuting as well as staying up.

 

Water

Water flows, fills and falls, as in a mountain brook.
Pass places, each a story, like pages of a book.

Where does it begin?
How does it continue on?
Does it ever end?

Through it’s phases, aspects and manifestations
As vapour in air, moisture in soil
Both inside and outside of cells and on Earth,
Water permeates, reticulates, purifies and invigorates.

The basis of life reverberates
Within our reality of conscious experience,
Even in representation as notion or sense,
When part of one’s Whole Being
Who is of cells, life, Water, Earth and Reality.

Water exists beyond our reality, beyond notion and sense,
In the real world of Reality
Where our Whole Being also is, exists, lives.
He or She permeates, dissolves, reconstitutes,
Flows throughout our realty
As Water does, in the real world of Reality.

Exponential Shock

Exponential
traumatic shock
through
us all
crack our china
cup and plate
road and rail
connect world
shipped
by sea air and
internet
our billions.

Where
are we
on Earth.

Where are
we with
Earth.

When will
we be
as of
Earth,
as what
we are,
part of
Who is
of Earth – one’s Whole Being,
also of Reality.

Through relation,
as part,
with one’s Whole ……

The Truth : Our being part, of one’s Whole.

The Tacit : To be part.

The Transcendent : One’s Whole Being, transcendent of our parts,
in the “also transcendent” real world of Reality.

and God : Reality. The One and Only Whole. Creation/Creator/Conscious/Conscience.
Of Which one’s Whole is of,
and, in our self and identity, together with the reality we are in,
we are also of, of Reality, God,
in being part of one’s Whole,
in the gendered Him or Her being of Reality.

Our reality shimmers with Reality and Life
in being projected part of
one’s Whole
being of Reality and alive.

No one can be sure

Nothing is certain except for our Truth – our self and conscious experience reality being part of one’s Whole Being, and our Whole Beings being of Reality, in the real world of Reality :

No one can be sure
just confident against sad
a quiet unassuming steadiness
easily stilted with fear, incited with rage,
chased by the subconscious to a consumptive dependence.

Much must then we put aside
that build up dark in the shadows
of our efforts that steal sustainability
we when lost from being part, from one’s Whole,
and democratic freedom empower those of critical mass.

Whether weather or well-being
we’re the issue en mass dependent
on networked mono-cultured streams that emanate
the exponential projectory peak, as had been foreseen, (quite accurately by 1940’s)
of our human numbers, progress, innovation and development.

From finite form and faculty
apparent diversity within each “corona-ed” field
our endeavours and specialties that propagate and determine
their particular concerns, with meaning and value – as quantum field its particle (syntax of grammar its participle, as biology its issues of life, as each field of study or endeavor propagates or “corona-s” as they determine their particular topics and items, as well as propagate them – self-referential and mutually dependent are fields and their particles, in their displacement, differentiation, determination and propagation, all within our Representational reality)
but no longer can we justify them Naive when all the while, within our reality Representational.

Too late it seems even for “de-growth”
as global homeostasis seems to have tipped
and we refer to past extinctions by asteroid or volcanoes
while reliance, for our problems and needs, on linear causality,
know how and can do, continues to create new wants and
 outcomes unintended.

Dependent on our systems, history and nature
though we may rebel against changes we’re born into
the evermore bureaucratic hold on our specie’s destiny
will not budge, even with anarchic struggle, against state, power and control,
for we innately challenge selective fate of Nature, unless we come to our Truth.
(we control and create our environment – avoid natural selection – and place our self suspended in experience, of the
world we create, denying the support and freedom from one’s Whole, and the Truth of our being part, of Who is in the environment or the real world of Reality rather than experience of it)

Gone with transcendence of one’s Whole
is the tacit and mystic truth of our being part
in one’s knowing, know how and notion and sense
of being and doing, existing and living in our reality – we are lost
while one’s Whole Being of breath, cells and action, lives in the real world of Reality.

While Earth exists and allows for our life-style
we may learn to partake in one’s living Whole Being
transcendent though He or She is, one’s Whole exists
in the real world of Reality, which we can affect and be reached by
through one’s Whole in becoming part, in our reality of
 conscious experience.

All our faculties come from beyond us, from one’s Whole – to be responsible and be in conflict, to be self and free, to thank and blame, to be conscious – as well as what we are conscious of, experience, think and feel.

You too

You too are part of your Whole
with the other parts of your reality.

Your narcissistic gaze
others echo and the world reflects
all parts in your reality
come from beyond you
from your Whole
being of Reality
absolute ultimate (the One and Only) all encompassing
of Whom your reality is part
and includes you so you can say
of your self, in your reality
together with all you experience above and below
‘I too am part of my Whole’.

Capitals used to distinguish the Whole Self and Being, Who is of Reality, from our self in our reality of consciousness and experience.

Networked end

Extended and stretched
in all parameters exponential,
civilization emanates
through its networked ends.

Counting one’s self as one working unit
atomic of nuclear family dispersed
in numbers beyond one’s narcissistic gaze, en mass
climate or corona we be cause.

Tsunami disaster our compensatory reach
catastrophic causal connection
of physical plans for a physical world
from our reality, realized on Earth.

Because unaccounted for the human,
living, Whole Being
unless we learn to partake
in one’s transcendent Whole.

I am of you, my Whole

I am of you, my Whole, a part
as is everything of my reality,
which includes my deepest sense
of others and the world.

My sense with them
of communion or communication,
as if on same page one time and place
comes from beyond me from you, my Whole.

Their existence in my reality
of experience and consciousness,
my confidence in them as true indication
representational of them in the real world,
comes of you my Whole, Body of Reality,
Being of the One and Only Whole.
_________001 a1 of you, my Whole 9Apr20 2020-04-04 001

Different must my reality be
from an another’s particular reality,
as I see what
the other cannot see
and other
s see what I cannot
(
as we see “eye to eye” – I I , AI).

Yet, as self and identity in one’s reality
in conversation we may one be,
subject be in turns
yet in one place and time.

Both differences and onenesses come from beyond
in
separate realities that themselves are part
of such individual Wholes as you,
human, existent and alive, my Whole
next to others in the real world, and of Reality,
true Whole Self-s of the One Creation-and-Creator.
__________

My capacity to believe and trust, also doubt and question,
to be, seemingly speak, understand and mean, comes from beyond me,
the “I know not how I do”, the tacit and what I seemingly do do
must from you be, Who in the real world does all I think I do.

And so also from beyond me, the faculty to be certain and prove :
But which in seeking – to be certain and to prove in my representational reality –
breed uncertainty that must be denied
if certainty and proofs be held and insisted upon (so we can act ?).
And reflective then of uncertainty, in holding on to certainty or proofs,
I forfeit true confidence that comes of being part
lost isolated adrift from you, my Whole, blinkered blind in denial of you.

So easy in the freedom that comes from beyond me
to identify exclusively with my self and what I experience,
exclusive of you from Whom my freedom comes,
you, Who is transcendent beyond my reality.

Solipsistic it seems only me, no one but me
to
speculate what must be and plan what should be
determine beyond confident and consider universals
as empirical outcomes confirm probably certain
what works, must be and happening in the real world. 

Nevertheless in my reality is what can only be representational
indications of aspects of the real world beyond mine
from beyond me, from you beyond me,
including my sense of communion with others or the world
also ambiguity, uncertainty of me and my world.
_________

Oh, real world of real things of Reality !
– where you exist, my Whole, beyond my reality
and you live next to other Whole entities,
in conception and  intricacy both marvelous and wondrous
even as indications, 
of notion and sense, in my representational reality.
I partake as part in you, my Whole, with all that is of me,
while Earth allows life and you live.
You are godly for encompassing my all and for being of Reality,
of Creation/Creator, of the One and Only Whole.
_________________________________

No end

No end to dissension000 02f No End Nov19
different directions bundled
on and on, from and in-between :

Progressive “on and on”
Wolfram established computational irresolution.003 aaac hc.R treble cleft

Regressive “from”
Chomsky defines epistemological limits.

Self-referential spiral “in-between”
We cannot experience our experiencing self,003 ac hc.R treble cleft, 3 bundles and subconscious dip and tuck across
only as what we may know and sense reflective of.003 aab hc.R treble cleft

Turn treble around self
loop the progressive notion and sense
fold back down to land
regressive wake on infinite abyss.

On inner spread our grounding depend
it brings upright and onto mid-line
our staggered reach 000 02c No End Nov19000 02g No End Nov19
across, up and to the front,
everything’s a part of one’s Whole
including no end.
000 02b bear weight for grounding Nov19

000 02d No End Nov19

000 02e No End Nov19

 

 

Emergence

emergence : the process by which a whole manifests that is more than the sum of parts and their functions that make up the manifestation or phenomena. An example is a flock of flying birds usually Starlings (parts) that stay together but not bump into one another (function or programme). Characteristically, the emergent phenomena is ever new and surprises or is unexpected, and suggests a creativity. One could say God’s hand and Nature’s dance, display or spectacle. A problem emerges from emergency (emergent phenomena) in our mind about its agency (God’s hand) and subjectivity (Nature).

We our selves, as self or identity, are emergent of our Whole with sense of agency and independence, which we may question : will or destiny, freedom and the choices we have. As for subjectivity, we try hard where it is our Whole who does and is in the real world of Reality.

from The *’s, end notes of
Being cognitive part of our part-less Whole
Posted on 

https://realityhc.wordpress.com/2019/04/19/being-cognitive-part-of-our-part-less-whole/

Post-exponentialism

021 Hw b

Iron age of Pisces enters now its end :
Ominous, an uncertain swing begins past our exponential peak
lost out of water thrashings start of fish that’s done its leap.
The death throws of application in what seems powerful
and the pretence of agency in forging our destiny.
Yet, still we hold to steel, the promise of prosperity in what Prometheus stole
the “know how” of “can do” that we think, as self or identity, we do.
But not what it is or how it actually happens, not why or what for, nor who actually does
not who works in and consumes, pollutes and populates, the environment.
How then will there be sustainable water, for fish to flop back into ?

From the mould of the Bronze age hold, Iron age rage leapt Spartan red with institutionalised discipline and order into Roman bureaucratic power, carrying the legacy of brittle control in their true colours of rusty decay.

The candle like light of Enlightenment’s glow, cut calmly through the dark cool of curtained rooms bound by the moulding bindings of Classical text.

Then, precisely and certainly as a forged iron pointed blade, the honed lights of direct sense with inferred abstraction naively applied, cut, pierced and pinned empirical more and more of aspects of Reality”, of real things in the real world of Reality.

Axled and turned, levered and geared, countless cogs and cables, pinned poles and panels, bevelled belts and bolts, steamed and steel-ed, then wired electric and fuelled by petroleum, towards a leap beyond the apparent kinetics of vision and mechanics of matter, apparently past their relevance and our reverence in innocence, with the relative reference of the speed of light, before which was what is still apparent and intuitive for us.

Many times global and astronomical now our technology, but mechanics still must inter-phase intuitive, in what’s nuclear, agriculture, manufacture, finance and transport, with bodies animal plant and microbes, in air soil and water, of life and death on Earth.

But communications tele-ed (at a distance) quantum and with computation, manna manifest apparently from theoretical fields and simulation, seeing-value-having beyond the matter of relativity and the kinetics of vision, button pressing still exponentiates the polluting processing proposing and purchasing, though population post-exponential, as programmes propagate their own fields and development.

Considerations now environmental, infused of plastics and the chemical industry, saturating radiational fields of communication, entangled by countless cross-meshed cables connecting stations of mechano-electro-computerised automation and hard ware, inter-phased with supposedly autonomous input-ees and output-ees, the contributing and consuming customer-y citizens of the human state delivery service, system and its state, being both empirical (measured and tested by) and conditional of environment, dependent on a developing technology with past appliances that must go to waste : We must understand being part of our Whole Who helps make up the environment that is Earth – our Whole is of the environment.

With computational artifice and artificial intelligence the Turing test tests machines to trick the panel for intelligent independence and creative agency, the realising decider being the intelligentsia supposedly knowing the difference and how to test and tell, computation from intelligence, programme from agency, automation from autonomy, the human operator, observer, receiver and input give-er, is also pressed to be the give-ee of judgement.

022 Post-exponentialismGive liver life through liver’s fissure – our nature is marked by nurture through placenta and from birth on : Shatter now the exponential tsunami, its shimmering and shivering reflections of delight and fright I scream – ice cream”, scream past solid frozen state real and real estate our Iron pre-Aquarian age consumer icing and creamed currency urban : Be born past dawning of Age, iron itself cut our umbilical tie of applied empiricism and its “know how”, beyond our consumer-y choosing of best fit simulation price outcome cost emergent of own programmes self-generated numerously by the technology of can do.

There’s a Whole Being Who is human, of Reality, and of Whom we, as self or identity, are a projected part, projected that is through our Central Nervous System, with other parts including our deepest, most close, mystic and profound, distant and superficial sense, of the world, others and our self, past present and future. All that is too much or lacking, and too much and more that we are or not, our sense and notion of being and doing, coping and consuming, processing holding and expelling, are parts of our Whole, Who of Reality is, does and lives, among other Wholes of Reality, in the real world on Earth of Reality.

As Earth exists, our Whole lives and Reality is, we may look to a relation as part with our transcendent and part-less Whole, of Whom both our everything of experience and our all that is self are part.

He or She is gendered, genealogical and generational with genes, an individual of Reality, in the real world on Earth and of Reality among other Wholes.