Words 2

Word on words, and the self referencing conundrum.

Words themselves are representative, they represent something in our minds. We can talk about the being, happening and doing of things, because that’s what our nouns, adjectives and verbs refer to. Words render our world into representational walls, we wonder around and wonder at, within our reality.
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It is Plato’s cave,
of the Greek philosopher who’s Forms and Ideas were said to be the basis to what we observe in “our” reality. We, as self or identity, think and talk (with words) about the shadows on the walls of his cave. The shadows themselves are representations of things. Our words then, are representative of representations.

Rather than refer to the thing they represent, words that refer to themselves or “self-reference” can be a problem, in our mind. “This statement is false” is the classic example of the self-referential paradox in a sentence. It carries a contradiction, as most examples usually do, where it can never be true because the sentence says it “is false” which keeps us bound to the sentence, self referencing, rather than from the sentence, referring beyond it.

Self-referencing alone, even without a perplexing contradiction, can still give the same paradox. For example, “This refers to the word, this” or “to you, reading or to me typing, these words”. Left unresolved is, our having engaged with words in the first place. It exposes the expectation that, in communicating and expressing, a sentence should refer to things other than, what is in the sentence. This expectation may vary with cultures, languages and situation, but it may be universal of putting things to words that, sentences should refer to what their words represent.
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All our stories can be seen to be circular and self referential : Before paradox, we reflect, what is represented in our reality. Of conscious experience, as self or identity, we are held between incomplete bubbles. Gingerly balanced our inner and outer worlds, their shells we straddle, mush. In dribs and drabs we dabble and dribble, learn to babble and spit out words, and live in them words. A loose twist and loop noose our circularity as one of our many, of many more.”
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Something of the very nature of our reality is indicated by the paradox of self-referential sentences. The paradox itself penetrates beyond words in our reality, towards our self, if we let it. But sometimes it just hits us. Comedy shares something of this, 3-dimensional, self approaching and exposing complexity and substance, chaos and uncertainty.
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Some how, we are waiting for more or what’s next, to be woken up to our rest; to more of us, as self or identity, and more of our reality we are reminded from our left field, behind, beyond, within or underneath it all.


Compared to the paradox from words in a sentence, to reference or refer to our self is, a deeper and more immediate concern, for us, aself referencing conundrum” (https://realityhc.wordpress), if I may coin a phrase.

Try for your self, “Experience your self”.

Impossible? Images of a dog running around after its tail, or a snake trying to swallow its own tail, may apply.

We are a part, of an apparatus for having an experience.

Like a camera that cannot turn back on itself to take a picture of itself, and like its film, that in capturing an image, is “reflective” of what is directly in front of the focusing lens, it seems we cannot experience our self – only of “other than self” can we experience or directly reflect or be reflective with.

No problem with entertaining a notion or concept of the self, and experiencing a sense of self. But with our “actual” self however, there’s an inherent resistance to approaching and experiencing our self in the “usual” way we consider “direct”.

001 W1 4Jul1704072017_0009abWe cannot see our self, only others. From where we face the world we may see, and determine, we extend uncertainty all the way, beyond context, down to the emptiness of our alone or existential in depths, or being the one centre of a vague universe at our beginning or solipsistic end. What is self? What is anything? Where am I?

Word 3 – to follow …

the human condition 0026 – when I sit with others

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When I sit with others, and regard my whole, I manifest thus.

A head in the “cone of silence”,
where I see and understand
what’s and who’s in front of me,
myself unseen and not understood.
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Core’s the reference,
for our part
other-end’s the clue to our whole being of reality.

From where we’re open above
and floating below,
the other-side and outer-side
to our middle centred right,
connect through other-end
and around.

see also hc 0024 – the cursor is a curse
and 0025 – the “cone of silence”

the human condition 0025 – the “cone of silence”

Q001 Cursor May17 29052017 005The “cone of silence”

Normally between talking heads, gawkin’ and talkin’, or between the TV screen and you.

Either party sees and understand what’s said and seen in front, the other person and the conversation, while not seeing nor understanding the self behind the “cone”.

Vortex-ed behind, centred right, at the base of the skull.

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see also hc 0024 – the cursor is a curse
and 0026 – when I sit with others

the human condition 0024 – the cursor is a curse

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is a curse

eye hand
coordination and
digital control
a ‘click’ !!

when we palm our mouse
and line our sight with
the cursor,
we’ve stepped
into it

the computer monitor
screen
is a step up and in
from gawkin’ in front of
the TV screen

 

 

see also hc 0025 – the “cone of silence”
and hc 0026 – when I sit with others

the human condition 0023 23May17 – definition 05

realityhc

the human condition and reality
– definiti
on

CNS projection 1 consc, mind body sense from spine

Conscious, mind, body sense from spine, projected through the solid organic matter of brain and spine

CNS

Central Nervous System or brain, spine and nerve roots

The human condition is a projected part of a whole being of reality, projected through the CNS in projected space.

We are turned inside out from the whole self, as if it were, sput out through nervous activity from the solid organic matter of the brain and spine.

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Mind’s spread from above. In our self and with what we experience, we identify with the world in front.

Thus displaced projected from our whole, we disassociate within projection into different aspects.

Further we are isolated from our whole as we identify, in our self and with what we experience, between those disassociated parts.

In our actuality, occupying space as projection, can we refer to our whole as a part.

CNS projection 3, realms levels, above and below

Realms levels, above and below

A text-ed tour

From the exhibition Orientation – the cognitive part.

The depictions indicate the “projected actuality” of our reality, our existence in fact as projection in space.

Aspects of our reality occupy certain places in relation with the whole self, and in certain distributions or “shapes”, as projected by our whole. They are depicted as captures from behind, together with an indication of the whole self, in some.

imgp33171 Cornered across (with vision)” So, with the depictions, “it” is there in you. There is nothing solid about our reality, and we occupy space as projected by our whole through the CNS.

This is our line-up with and where we face in vision the world out there.
This is the self or identity coming across to identify with vision.
The witness is back behind this cornering.

This out-line in grey of the head, neck and shoulders represents the subtle sense of our whole being. He/she is a subtle sense because he/she does not exist in our reality of projection, but gives us more a sense of where we are, centred on his or her right.

The conscious, like coconut palm fronds, reigns from above as if to shed light on our reality. Because we are mainly in the spread across including the self and vision, the conscious itself is more a scooped-out absence.

These lines, around the lower part of the cornering, indicate our front and back, before the witness behind.


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Knobbly join” There again is the head, neck and shoulders, indicating the subtle sense of the whole self who is in and of reality and does not exist in projection, but gives us our sense of where we are,

Vision is here.

The wot and the wit stands for the world out there (up, front and to the right, there on you and me) and the world in there (down, behind and snug towards our cosy core, there on you and me), that we may experience.

The circle between the wot and the wit, is the self having an experience. The self is understood to be inseparable from experience itself – “what is experience without self, what is self without experience?”.

Experience itself is separate from what is experienced. What we experience, out there and within, is the object to our self having an experience.

The face (left half of the self circle)) is the identity, determined more by our world and society. Conscious is there again reigning from above, but not as coconut palm fronds but more as its body.

The world out there has an angle, forwards, up and across to the right vs. our inner reality that extends back, under and nuzzles towards the core (mid-line) of the body. You can distinguish your wot and wit, quite readily in your own situation I think. You are the identity in the knobbly join between them.

bass-clefr3 Bass clef (of sound)” There are more recognisable shapes here. The bass clef and the top of the treble clef.

Now again, it is our actuality, a depiction of what is actually there on us. So, the world of sound, this is there on you, and I’ll just take you through it.

The world of sound “comes under and around you on your right, goes over the top and comes in on the left above, but not below”.

So there’s this shape to the projected actuality of our world of sound. It happens to be the symbol used in music notation to indicate the bass rage of notes, the rumbling deep notes that makes us look up and around and determine what it is. It might be a dinosaur, a tank or a jet plane (threatening deep noise), and contrast with the treble notes that can settle us into our cosy core. Our sensitivities there are rumbled by deep bass notes, and we rise to hold our self up in our hard heads to determine friend or foe, within our “base clef”.

We can recognise and depict or describe the shape, but there’s the “where” of it, the “actuality of it being there.

It does not explain the symbols, but I suspect that the symbols of music originate from our actuality. The wide acceptance of them may be because of our actuality being of that shape.

arch-of-language4 “Arch of language” The only one I have used colour in. Japanese vermilion red is used in calligraphy. It contrasts with the dark sumi-e ink, to correct, mark or stand out. It is also the red seen in Shinto shrines; their torii gate ways are painted with it.

I think I have used red because language is such a human quality that marks our cognitive “gawk and talk” reality. I consider the rest, the conscious, mind and the sense of self in the world common to animals. Like humans, they, whole living “animal” beings, function in the real world through their self functioning in “its” projected experience of the world.

Compared to the actuality of our realm of sound (bass clef), this is a narrower, tighter realm of language, which is also sound but special or particular sound. It dips under the conscious, domes over mind and lands on the right shoulder.

Our depths extend under it. So, cognitive, emotive and somatic (of body) sense are marked in their three letter abbreviations. LInghter lines under them indicate our deeper instinctive and intuitive sense of others and the world. Our cosy core is towards the mid-line of the whole self.

Our consciousness extends down towards subconscious depths, but on the “other side”, the subconscious begins right next to us.

Carried” on the Arch of language are aspects of our linguistic cognitive reality, namely our Infinitism, Circularity and Foundationalism.

Infinitism means it goes on and on for ever, and together with Circularity and Foundationalism, they are the nature of our conscious mind, recognised in philosophy in those terms .

In order to be certain about something we think about or sense, we can try to find a proof for what it is. The proof must come from outside what you are trying to prove, so as to help support it. But then, that proof needs a another proof from outside it, to support it … and so, it goes on for ever – Infinitism, just as the conscious goes on and on (till off?).

And it is easy to go around in circles in our mind, Circularity, which is formerly described as when the thing you want to prove is in a subsequent proof. The train of logic forms a circle. Though there are separate steps we do not get outside of the initial statement.

And Foundationalism is the assumption that is not questioned or challenged, a fundamental belief.

These qualities of the cognitive mind are called in philosophy “Munchausen’s trilemma”, the unsatisfactory nature of certainty in our mind (see Note 3).

Just as music symbols take the shape of our actuality, the three aspects of our cognition have their place in their actuality on our “Arch of language”. It dips under the conscious, on and on Infinitism, circles over the mind’s reach, Circularity, and lands on the emotive level on the right shoulder, for Foundationalism.

Subtle sense – 3

More excerpts from the hand out prepared for the exhibition,

Subtle sense – Jan 2017

Our reality is a part of our whole being, projected through the Central Nervous System (brain and spine). We are displaced from our whole in being projected. Within projection our reality is made-up of disassociated parts : the conscious, self, what we experience, deeper being, witness, are different aspects or parts within our projected part. Further more, we are isolated from our whole being as we identify in our self and with what we experience,.within our projected reality,

I depict and represent how we exist, as a part of a whole being of reality. Rather than in isolated experiences, by which the self regards the world and others, I hope to draw the viewer towards a sense of their own part, which implies their whole.

There’s a whole being of reality who is missing in our reality;
he or she can never be in our reality.
We are a part of our whole, projected through
the Central Nervous System.
We can approach our being a part, our projected actuality,
and thereby consider being in relation with our whole.

An orientation – reality in its entirety; whole self/whole body/whole being of reality, in reality, touched by the rest of reality; our reality, including us as self or identity, projected by our whole through his or her CNS (Central Nervous System) projected part of our individual whole, placed in space in our “actuality” (existence in fact and in reality)

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Emptiness, nothingness and the spirit – Oneness of whole being and All creation

“Emptiness” is the disassociation within projection, across which we are having an experience. It is our immediate environment, the spaces between and immediately around what we experience, our identity, the conscious and witness.kuu

(Kuu of Zen Buddhism)

 

“Nothingness” is the absence, due to and in projection, of the solid whole body who is actually there, in and of reality. From where we are having an experience, within projection, the whole body disappears with the rest of creation.mu

(Mu of Zen Buddhism)

We can understand the whole of reality to consist of both our whole self or being who is of reality and the rest of reality. Reality cannot exist in our projected part. But reality is represented beyond Emptiness, as Nothingness. At the centre of Nothingness is the one essence of the whole of creation and the whole body, the spirit. It is the closest we get to reality in projection, where the rest of creation that touches the whole body is a long, long way away, beyond Nothingness. Look to be in relation with the whole self who encompasses our all, and who must be there, beyond yet infusing projection, in reality. The spirit may reach you, through Nothingness.