Reality is a mystery – Ed 2

Reality is a mystery for us
because we’re a part;
message 02not for us to experience and get,
not in the way we consider direct,
not within our reality yet,
immanent in Everything, perfused through,
in being a part.

As self or identity within our reality
of conscious experience and self witnessed, where
we experience what we experience, directly
but surrounded by other parts disassociated,
within our reality including both
the conscious by which we’re conscious of
and witness by which we’re aware;
we are displaced from and coupled to them.

We are free to choose, to consider or deny,
determine or mesmerise with
what we experience;
our Unknowing extends beyond,
our whole contains our all as a part,
the mystery is our whole
and our being a part!

Be free as a part;
beyond displacement and choice,
the mystery of our whole is Reality;
it encompasses our all
immanent is Reality in us,
in our becoming a part of our whole.

Edit 2 from Orig’ly bloged 30Oct17
https://realityhc.wordpress.com/2017/10/30/reality-is-a-mystery/

 

 

It’s all about ….

Not about your part
not about your whole
no goal as such
or point to match,
but look to a relation
as a part
with your transcendent whole.

Poem Straight up JUn17 (2cc)Empirical your part
when captured in space
projected is your reality
in shapes as “actuality”,
but only as to refer to
as a part
to your whole being in Reality

message 02Immanent your part
of Reality through your whole
everything of you
is touched anew,
but only in becoming
a part
of who’s a part of the one and only whole.

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In being in relation with your whole as a part, you will change, get to places, and gain things, but they are all within your reality of conscious experience and self witnessed. Everything of you is a part of your whole. Look to a relation with your whole, as a part.

To this, we can add the immanence of Reality, in us as a part of our whole. Consider and develop a taste for this immanence.

Reality is a mystery

Reality is a mystery
for us because we’re a part;
message 02not for us to experience and get,
not in the usual way we consider direct,
not within our reality yet,
immanent in Everything, perfused through,
including our self.

As self or identity
within our reality
of conscious experience and self witnessed, where
we experience what we experience directly
surrounded by other parts within our reality
including the conscious by which we are conscious of
and the witness by which we are aware,
coupled to and displaced from them.

We are free to choose,
to consider or deny, determine or mesmerise with
what we experience;
our Unknowing extends beyond this freedom,
our whole contains our all as parts
and the mystery includes our whole.

Be free as a part;
beyond displacements and choices,
the mystery of our whole encompasses
and the immanence of our whole and Reality, is in us.

Consider

message 01Consider your relation with your whole.

There is a whole being of Reality, of whom our reality, of conscious experience and self, is a part. As a part displaces its whole, our whole being is transcendent beyond our part, as is Reality, transcendent beyond our whole and our part.

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Diag. 2 “Our reality of conscious experience and self (witnessed) as a part within our whole.”

Further more, our reality is not just separate as a part from its whole, but “projected” from our whole being, through his or her CNS (Central nervous System). Within our projected part, we are disassociated into more parts that include the conscious, what we experience, the self and deeper being. Finally, within our projected reality of disassociated parts, we identify in our self with what we experience. In this way, we are isolated from our transcendent whole within our reality.

message 02In collapsing the displacement within our reality, we may become a part. As a part we are perfused by our whole, and because our whole is of Reality, the one and only whole is immanent in us. A process of integration ensues in this relation as a part with our whole, for both the part that we are and our whole. Also in our self becoming a part, the immanence of Reality realises in all parts and wholes in Reality.

Our reality and Reality

Final edit 16 Sept 2017

The concept of “projection”

All that we are, as self or identity, and all that we may experience, our reality is “projected” or placed in space, through the Central Nervous System (CNS), by our whole being. The CNS is a part of our whole, as is our reality that is projected through the CNS.

“Actuality” here refers to the existence in fact and in space, of our reality as projection, and as a projected part of our whole. And we’ll look at vision as an example of projection, through the CNS, by our whole being.

Light bouncing off real things in the real world focuses upside down inside at the back of the eyes, stimulates the receptors (cones and rods) there at the retina that converts the focused images into nerve impulses. These travel through the optic nerves and reach the brain where vision is created and placed in space for us to have the experience of vision in a 3-dimensional space.

In similar ways, information from various sense organs of the body, is put together, “through” the CNS (by our whole), to form the outside world part, of our reality. It is an accurate indication of the world, including a “functional” and effective perspective, in our sense of being in the world; we can jump, point and shoot, front up and throw. We are allowed this, our reality where, as self or identity, we seemingly do things, being there in the world, when it is our whole who is in and of Reality, and does things, including the things we think we do.

Our actual “self” and the subjective aspects of our reality.De carte

Neuroscience has established “what we experience” as taking place in the brain. It has become a part of our general understanding and world view. Yet “modern” philosophy had embraced this, as far back as the mid-1600’s, from when there’s a famous diagram of Descartes’ (father of modern philosophy – “I think, there for I am”), of how vision is generated, as outlined above, and eye hand co-ordination.

However, what about the self? How can we be a product of the brain? With our sense of independence, will, and separation from what we experience, are we made by, and secondary to, an organ? What about our consciousness, our life, others, and deeper being? Where do they fit or come from, in the scheme of things?

These are necessary questions about our self and the world that remain unanswered, because we have failed to appreciate being a part of our whole, and of Reality.

I pre-empt my point, that there is no brain without a whole being, whole self or the whole body. We are a part of our whole, “projected” through and not by the CNS.

The self is a problem.

The self is difficult to determine. Sentences that refer to themselves or “self reference” create difficulties in many cases, recognised in philosophy as the “self referencing paradox”. However, the question “What is the self?”, brings the referrential difficulty directly to us, involving our actual self in a problem which I call the “self referencing conundrum” (https://realityhc. wordpress.com/=self +referencing+ conundrum& =Search). It comes of us, as the self or identity, in theapparatus for having an experience”.

Set in this make-up “for having an experience”, it is like a camera trying to take a picture of itself, when we try to experience our self in the usual direct manner of experiencing things. It is impossible to experience our self directly. We cannot bend the “apparatus for having an experience”, to experience, our “having an experience” self !

To help examine our reality, a distinction can be made between the subjective and objective ends of “having an experience”. Objective are those parts “easy” to explain and understand, as produced by the brain (Chalmers 1986, Australian philosopher). Vision (as I out-lined previously) and other experiences according to the senses, belong to this group. Also included are functions of the mind that can be broken down to linear mechanical or computer-like (computational) processes, “easily” attributed to the computer-like brain, such as determining, filing, retrieving and analysing.

The subjective aspects on the other hand, include the self, consciousness, the experience itself (different from what is experienced that is an object of experience), deeper being, and the witness. Their existence and nature are “hard” to explain, as produced by the brain or anything else. In contrast to the “easy” and objective, they have been termed the “hard aspects of conscious experience” by Chalmers. He suggests we consider the subjective aspects as fundamental or irreducible, to help approach them (subjective aspects) differently than the linear reductive way we usually try to grasp and understand things directly in our minds. The development of AI (artificial intelligence) has intensified this boundary, between our computerlike mind (easy and objective) and the conscious self (hard and subjective) i.

i Just when through modernity, we’ve gotten used to the self, we’re loosing it into the technological media. Who’s there, in charge?
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here is a new impetus to examine subjectivity, with the developments in AI (artificial intelligence) and its encroachment on so much of human activity. And they are actively applied in reality, in drones, un-manned buses, language generation, face recognition. Their moral consequence is “us” the subject, put on the spot. What is it, to be human? Who or what is the true self? Is there free will? Is it a predetermined destiny where we have no choice, but to enact our human programmes? In thus just reacting to our environment, what difference is there from AI?

The self as a part.

We cannot determine our self, when we are the self. And while we do need a different approach to our conscious self, I reject Chalmers categorisation of our subjective aspects as fundamental. Rather, we can understand our reality of conscious self and experience, as a part of our whole being.

Both our self and what we experience, the subjective and the objective aspects of our reality, can then be considered projection. As space, time, matter and gravity was reduced to a more fundamental space-time by Einstein, all aspects of our reality are reduced, to the fundamental of being projected parts of our whole. Not a product of the CNS, but of our whole. Projected through, and not by, the CNS.

In our “actuality”, our existence in fact as projection, we may refer to our whole and be in relation with him or her, as a part.

We cannot be direct however, in approaching our actual self, because we are set within the “apparatus for having an experience” and, in referring to our whole, because he or she is transcendent of or beyond our part.

message 01As a part within our whole, our reality displaces the whole, so that there’s just the “rest of our whole” that surrounds our reality, and our whole is transcendent of our self and experience. Yet as a part of our whole, he or she permeates or is immanent in us. Our whole also, encompasses our part.

Reality, an entirety, and All-Creation.

Furthermore, our whole is a part of Reality, an Entirety that is more than the sum of all wholes and parts. It is the one and only whole, I consider All-Creation-God. Our whole self being (a part) of Reality, means we, as self or identity, are also a part of Reality and immanent of it, in becoming a part of our whole.

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Diag. 2 “Our reality of conscious experience and self (witnessed) as a part within our whole.”

As a part, we should at least consider our whole. Normally however, we have a strong tendency to be identified, in our self and with what we experience, which isolates us from our whole on the “apparatus for having an experience”.

To be in relation with our whole, we must first approach our “actuality”, the existence of our reality including our self as a projected part. For this we can “turn in” on our self and capture our self in the space we occupy as projection, and “tune in” to our actuality that is immanent of our whole being and Reality.

In our actuality, we can consider and introduce our whole by referring to our sense of his or her mid-line or core. Other ways to refer to our whole include :- the whole is touched by the rest of creation; is present in the present; is alive; must be there (for us to be); is transcendent of us; is in and of Reality; is Nothingness, absent from our projected reality.

In our actuality, we can consider and introduce our whole by referring to our sense of his or her mid-line or core. Other ways to refer to our whole include :- the whole is touched by the rest of creation; is present in the present; is alive; must be there (for us to be); is transcendent of us; is in and of Reality; is Nothingness, absent from our projected reality.

Various ways may be used, to approach our actuality and refer to our whole, to initiate our relation with our whole on different stages and occasions. It is a process of integration for both our projected part and our whole, underpinned by the immanence of Reality, in everything.

I call the approach “Orientation” – in space of our actuality, and with our whole being of Reality. It establishes the fundamental nature of our reality as a projected part, and introduces our transcendent whole being of Reality as the universal basis for our existence and process. The essence of all human endeavours and practices is delivered, and Orientation may also be applied to further them.

Lastly, Orientation may be reduced to words, in a message you can tell your self, and annowncw within your reality. It indirectly refers to your self and your whole self.

Every thing, of you and your reality, is a part of your whole.”

Part of whole

Our actuality is there, as a part.

Immanent in us is Reality, Entirety
one and only whole,
in us as a part of our whole.

Of us transcendent, for a part
must displace its whole.

We manifest, in space.

The “construct” of our reality is installed in space,
filled in with air-bags of different disassociated parts,
we as self or identity squashed between them, in our reality.

Be a part of it all,
as a part of your whole.

From the start, as a part, with a second half

We know we exist.

You are there, in your reality, conscious and experiencing things, as I am in my reality, as self or identity.

While what we experience (you and I, as self or identity) may be uncertain when scrutinised i, we know there is more to our reality, and to our self ii.

And there is a whole, beyond our more, we usually do not think of, of whom our existence and more are parts.

Also, as a part of our whole, we are a part of Reality.message 01

Our whole may permeate us, and Reality may be immanent in us, but only in our being a part of our whole. We must present, open and surrender our self, in our being a part, to the presence of our whole being, who is of Reality.


Everything that is of you and your reality, is a part of your whole.”

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Reality cannot be directly experienced. It does not exist in “our” reality.

What we do experience of the world is an indication (phenomenal world). It can never be reality because it is our experience. It comes from beyond us, from our whole, who is in Reality.

Information about the real world and our whole self, from sense organs such as the eyes, ears, and sensors for tension and length, in tendons and muscles, is carried by nerves to the brain from which, we are given a sense of the world and of being in it. Our reality is constructed” in the brain, and placed or “projected” in space through the CNS (Central Nervous System), by our whole.

With this “Orientation”, we can regard the part we are, in relation with our whole.

All that we experience, all that we are and feel, and our deepest being, everything that is of our self, is a part of our whole. It is not for us to become the whole; we are a part, as self or identity, within “our” reality of conscious experience and self witnessed iii. We can get to places, gain things, such as realisations, feelings, understandings and knowledge, and we can change in our self, but look beyond these experiences and states of being, to a relation with our whole.

That relation is as a part, and in this relation, as a part, is the immanence of Reality in us, and others.

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i What we experience (you and I, as self or identity), is difficult to determine. If we try to pin it down to what it definitely is and prove or question on what basis we know what something is, it‘s all words and what we experience. Like science, because science is a part of the mind, nothing is proven right or true, except in certain conditions or particular contexts eg. relativity for things in space and time, quantum for things smaller than atoms, Newton’s law of gravity for things in space and time at relatively slow speeds and short distances and time, relative to the speed of light.

ii We have different types of experiences (good/bad, past/ present, mind/feeling/body etc), various identities (varies with different company or situations), broader/narrower or faster/slower minds, deeper states of being, and different states of consciousness and stimulation (arousal).

iii “Our” reality, of conscious experience and self witnessed.
Our reality refers to the one we are in, as self or identity. “Our” is to distinguish Reality from “our”
reality, of conscious experience and self witnessed. The witness is a part of our reality, though we recognise it as transcendent. It is transcendent of experience and self, and impossible to experience in our usual direct way. Rather, we are aware of what the witness witnesses. Thus we are aware of what we experience, but we can also be aware of our self ie., self aware. By inference of being self aware, we can know that there must be a witness; “how can we be self aware, if not for a witness”.
      Traditionally the witness is a place we go to, to disengage and allow our various parts (including the self and experience) to fall into place passively or with some particular focus (which may be a chant, work, sleep, hobbie, relationship, or what ever we get into). All conscious experience is before the witness.
      Here however, we may go on to capture the witness in its “actuality”, as projected in space (behind from where we line-up and face the world we experience, and extending below). We can not just know it is there, or shift to its transcendence and be the witness, but in our “actuality” as projection, we can connect through the various parts of our reality (in the experience, having an experience, and witness) and refer to our whole as a part, to be in relation with him or her.
       It is not ambition or cleverness that makes us involve the witness. Rather in is a necessary consequence of referring our reality to our whole, which includes both the conscious (by which we are conscious of, what we are conscious of, ie, our self and what we experience), and our witness.