The human condition and reality should be about everyone

The human condition and reality should be about everyone. Our individuality and humanity however, demand a multitude of diversity. How can there be a universal truth that bind us in a common process?

The human condition and reality should be about everyone. Our individuality and humanity however, demand a multitude of diversity. How can there be a universal truth that bind us in a common process?

A common concern or enemy might do it, if we can decide or agree on one. However, it is hard enough for us to get a grip on what happens in our own lives, let alone news and information from beyond our suburbs. Global warming, over population, environmental degradation and destruction, social, economic and urban extremes and breakdown – these are realities actually looming up like a tsunami wave. For the first time in history, we all take part in their cause and are all affected by them. Yet, we are divergent in our responses – isolated in a fast running world. Mesmerised or focused, occupied or diverted, we are lost in the traffic of humanity.

I believe we fail to address the self. The modelling and reckoning of science and philosophy deals with our sense and notion of things only – with what is experienced in the mind by the self, but not the self as an actuality. Cohesion of their reckoning and functionality or applicability of their models may grow, seemingly approaching reality, but set in our language and symbols, world views and causality, they can only remain circular or self-contained, and ambiguous, in their intention and representation, as well as numerous, in their versions or approach, while the self is left in its identity with what it experiences – left behind as objective observer and free agent, on reserve till it leaps into what is a sense of action (the whole body actually does in reality) and back.

We identify, persist, and conclude with what we sense, with what seems to be outside of ourselves or within. Certainty escapes us the more we either try to determine or wait for a reckoning. Our deeper processes are personal and mysterious, and threaten petering into aloneness or nothing.

We must regard our reality as an indication of what is in reality, our self as representing the whole self, and that both the self and our reality are projected parts of the whole body, projected from the Central Nervous System. “Projection” here, refers to the creation and placement of our reality by the whole body. We may understand the nature and limitations of our mind and self, but as projection we can also consider our possible relation with reality through the whole body. Without the whole body to relate with, we are lost in an isolating identification with what we experience, including our sense of doing. With seemingly nothing else but our projected reality – of a self, our outside world and the worlds within, we conclude them to be reality.

Our reality extends and opens in different ways and in different directions.

img042The actual self is before what it experiences and back from what it may grasp with the mind (to understand and determine, model and reckon). It is disassociated across a void between the self having an experience to the front (mind), the conscious above, the deeper being below and the witness behind. In what we experience there are others of differing genders, age and race, of families, friends and enemies. Our togetherness with and separateness from them, as well as our denial or recognition of them, are projected parts we identify with, placed outside or within.

We are thus drawn, split and incomplete in our engagement or identification with what we experience. However, as an actuality “there as is”, and in knowing that the whole body, from beyond our projected individual reality, encompasses our reality as his or her projected part, we may regard our individual whole “as” a relationship, a process of reality, and the only real happening. The whole self and being, who must be there and who encompasses our all, is for us a subtle, intuitive and mystic presence and process. If you consider yourself in a dream within a whole being’s dreaming, the silence that surrounds your dream is the whole body projecting who, in his/her wholeness, is alive in creation in integral balance with the rest of creation.