“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.

 

Lost and found X-mas cheer

Re-posted from a year ago : Compare with this year’s new year entry (previous post https://realityhc.wordpress.com/2019/01/01/the-self-and-what-is-it-to-be-human/), for progress through our exponential curve – where whether we affect the weather, or not, is hard to tell from weather models, whose reports cannot see that far into the future, because the models are formed by us from within it (the weather; with stations, ballons and various probes to monitor it from within it), and sun spot  activity affects it, grossly from without it; but human activity we know affects Earth, in exponential ways and so must affect weather at least around the cities, whose air, grounds, vegetation, water, tempretures and  hazy skies we know are affected  with more people living and commuting in it, and moving to it, more and more. (exponential curve search on this blog : https://realityhc.wordpress.com/?s=exponential+curve&submit=Search)

Lead like lemmings002 e (3)
drawn into view
exponential explosion
under foot,
future not ahead.

Bouncing reflexive in apparent chaos
probable presence in hotted head
everything is of you in experience
part of your whole present in the present
forever X-mas clause of Reality.

Merry be, in cheer part-ache
Mary be for Christ’s sake
Glory be our betrothal to
our whole being of Reality
wholly ghost, transcendent of our part.

We near the end of this Rooster year. Proud cocky does not like its feathers ruffled. So much exposed, of finance, politics, globalisation and its culture, the environmental situation and our attitudes and responses. Human history and the Earth’s merge in the climactic (including what is climatic) exponential curve .

I see the showy Rooster plucked, as if ready for a X-mas dinner. At least in Sydney, it seems sombre. It was quiet in the shops, both of shoppers and X-mas decoration.

Next year is the year of the Dog. Our passage through the exponential curve must involve fundamental changes, like the crossing of the river Styx (across into the land of the dead). In at least a few cultures including the Egyptian, the Dog is said to be our guide in this.

Faithful companion by our side, lick our part and point to who is human, alive in Reality on Earth under heaven, our whole whose being is next to yours.

While the Earth sustains our life-style and our individual whole is alive, we may contemplate our part and end, but also be in relation with the one who is alive and on Earth, next to other living whole beings, and who will die.

Cock a doodle woof !

This year will be the Pig – woof woof and oink.

 

 

 

Lost and found X-mas cheer

Lead like lemmings002 e (3)
drawn into view
exponential explosion
under foot,
future not ahead.

Bouncing reflexive in apparent chaos
probable presence in hotted head
everything is of you in experience
part of your whole present in the present
forever X-mas clause of Reality.

Merry be, in cheer part-ache
Mary be for Christ’s sake
Glory be our betrothal to
our whole being of Reality
wholly ghost, transcendent of our part.

We near the end of this Rooster year. Proud cocky does not like its feathers ruffled. So much exposed, of finance, politics, globalisation and its culture, the environmental situation and our attitudes and responses. Human history and the Earth’s merge in the climactic (including what is climatic) exponential curve .

I see the showy Rooster plucked, as if ready for a X-mas dinner. At least in Sydney, it seems sombre. It was quiet in the shops, both of shoppers and X-mas decoration.

Next year is the year of the Dog. Our passage through the exponential curve must involve fundamental changes, like the crossing of the river Styx (across into the land of the dead). In at least a few cultures including the Egyptian, the Dog is said to be our guide in this.

Faithful companion by our side, lick our part and point to who is human, alive in Reality on Earth under heaven, our whole whose being is next to yours.

While the Earth sustains our life-style and our individual whole is alive, we may contemplate our part and end, but also be in relation with the one who is alive and on Earth, next to other living whole beings, and who will die.

Cock a doodle woof !

 

 

 

Knowing, so

We have come to know so much of how things happen to be, and what things make-up reality, in their numbers, substance, essence, and story. Yet, in knowing, we are away from actuality, of our self and of the world we experience. We ponder our part with words, even pace our path in our sense of being in the world. But they are within “our” reality, of our conscious, self and what we experience.

As self or identity, lost in our reality from our whole, “we” are deprived of being immanent of Reality, as a part of our whole. We determine what we experience. Our reality tends to be a linear reductive identification, in what we think we are and do in the world, we can think “we’re in”. There is no approach to, or appreciation and actualisation of our being a part of our whole, and so of Reality.

Knowing and know-how, of science and technology has complicated our lives, extended and augmented the self, created more problems and strains within our realities and in reality (environment), and there seems to be no end, no “that will do, Pig(as the New Zealand farmer would call “Babe”, to take him home to where it’s all at, after a great success to not let stardom get to your head) we seem to be hurtling unstoppable, like lemmings towards a precipice, like a particle making its own field, as we plot our selves level within our frame (of reference) but through our exponential curve.

We progress on and on, but also regress so, on and on, as we act and consider why, how or what, to be or to do. We may form a circle to contain our all, what we experience or know, accept our self-referencing circularity. And we may quest for what is outside that circle, its core, edges, or perhaps essence. Physics’ boundaries demonstrate some of these : what is outside beyond the universe, what was before the Big bang, where are quantum particles controlled from and how, what is the nature of space-time.

Of course, the medium determines our expression, whether it be the scientific institution, the app on the phone, or the work place. We may be opinionated, if not optimistic, in our post-modern familiarity with our involvement. It is just as if AI has stepped through the inter-phase into the world, and like two membranes passing through each other, AI and the inter-phase (appliance, computer, robot) intersects right through our self and identity between them. We are extended into and enmeshed by the technological medium, to places we’d not get to without the medium, as it filters or smears “us”, as self or identity into and through it, directly to the AI, in our reality,

Learning and self generating (observers can’t see what they, the computer things, are doing to generate their programmes) capabilities of computers cause reflexive emergence from between parts, of a whole new individual original initiative, of not just growing but running itself with generative direction or bigger circles.

I think it is time for us, to activate the whole computer, ours, to bounce as a part within the “system” of our whole, for the reflexive emergence of more than their parts, the activation of other parts and our whole. Boundaries need to be re-established with an mereological (study of parts and wholes) orientation for Reality, our whole being and our part in the human condition.

We are engaged, entangled in our self and identity, with our sense of others and the world. We must understand our reality as part of our whole, and our associations as parts, of who allows for our reality and is next to other wholes in Reality.

Link to related blogs “Be a part” https://realityhc.wordpress.com/2017/09/26/be-a-part-2/
three bodies; giff Sept17 01three bodies; conscious, mind wot + shape labelled cog 2 vis sound

 

Being a part

Being a typical part-ical, yet particular, particle :
we bounce reflexivital off each other, of a common whole.

Quantom phenomenom is being a particle :
When you notice it, “Woops!?”
Reality is another matter :
You in it, are, of it. A part
of a whole, including the noticing, you, in, are, of, and, and it.

The whole is gone, down the hole,
up the hole, side ways through or into the hole …. out? (also back, black, and singularity holes)
Where !!!! am I? A part to all this?
Must be, but separate! (with other parts and the rest)
Being the part, within a whole.

Holes connect dichotomies – me and you, inside out, conscious matter
and open their ends,
to infinity as witnessed (by which aware)
and to infinitely conscious of;
more than dichotomies then with, by witness aware of, and the conscious conscious of.

What is it? What was that?
Aware of, by witness, What it is.
Conscious of, a part.
Time, distance, parts, more, the rest, a whole, an entirety.
Reality is everything, including beyond inclusion (out) and nothing.

Words 1

Words render our world into
representational walls,
we wander around and wonder at,
within our reality.”

Beyond words, try “Experience your self”.

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

It is as if we are a part, of an apparatus for having an experience. Like a camera that cannot turn back on itself …..

 

the human condition 0022 23May17 – conscious experience and self witnessed in projected space

 

realityhc

the human condition and reality
– conscious experience and self witnessed, in projected space

Is it about being?
Or is it state of being?

Is it about doing or what we do?
Saying and what is said.

We read,
gawk and talk.

Cognitive conscious experience and self,
our knowing of the world we see
and our seeing when we understand.

With sense of body and the world,
our reality of conscious experience and self is witnessed,
a float within incomplete boundaries and spaces
that open and extend different ways,
in different directions.


Within projection is disassociation that differentiate, displace and locate, into the
the various aspects that make-up or construct our reality.

It is something like the multiplying of cells, as one cell doubles and divides into two cells. Within an organism, cells specialise or differentiate, as particular parts to its whole, and in relation to other parts locate (orientation in space) and in relation with its whole (orientation with whole being).

Our whole includes us, as self or identity, as a part of his or her projected part – we are a part of a projected part of who also has solid body and organ parts, and who is more than the sum of those projected and solid parts.

We are a projected part in a projected reality. It includes as its parts, our inside and outside worlds, our sense of being in them, and the empty spaces that extend between and beyond the disassociated and displaced projected parts.

A whole being of reality
“projects” our reality,
of conscious experience and self
witnessed.

Through the CNS we are displaced,
from whole body and being who is also whole self,

into projection
our placement in space.

Turned inside out, as if it were
from whole body through solid organ,
functioning brain and spine,
to projection
into space projected
disassociated and bundled, twists and loops.

Figure &8
float our bundle through,
corner our realms through levels to depths,
underside, other-side, beyond.

The core is the reference for our upright float
vertical axis to horizons’ float.

The core is the reference for the whole being
and the brain and spine,
CNS’ level and vertical float
an orientation to our projected float.

With sense of axis,
up-righted square with spread
held in Rubix-ed lattice matrix,
captured in space
of lost and bubbled bloat
occupying space.

We present to our whole in referring to his or her core.

Let the hum of nervous activity reach us,
of structure, form, and substance,
the brain’s dome split Left Right,
underside level with horizon,
and vertical spine to nerve roots and tip,
of their float in whole body
as integral organ and part.
(CNS Central Nervous System formerly includes the brain, spine and nerve roots.)

Let us, projected part, be touched
and in our being as projection,
by some thing of our whole maker,
our making and
for being a part.

We are a geometric piece, in our actuality as projection, to an architectural structure, levelled with spread and layered, that is engineered for our piece as part to integrate with its whole, a process of becoming a part.

hc.r Aut3 new moon

tt 23May17
updated 31May17

In response to today’s posts on my reader.

Racism.
Neo-conservatism reigns in post-modern flux. We have peeled off the back of the exponential population curve, cyclic through modernity, retrograde towards its end, then to this uncertainty.

Eternal bliss or kiss, or do we miss what does not exist. I wanna live for ever, kiss or no kiss !

World wars and catastrophe has laid our path.
It is trial and error. It seems we don’t learn or is it the new frontiers and possibility that come with new technology. We’ve hit the exponential wall of our population growth. The enemy has been us, we are causing our own destruction, that should be clear now there’s nothing but us to blame and to be reflected.

Injustice.
We reflect, express and carry out, as institutions, bureaucracies and government are supposed to. Where does one start, where did it all start from, how can we fit into or change it at all ? It’s big and we’re in it, the human condition and humanity. We carry on but are now hitting an exponential wall in our population curve, reflected in every other curve.

In the human condition we hold to our reality against reality by identifying with what we experience exclusively.
Reality is the whole being alive in creation by whom our reality is created and placed for us to identify with and for us to be and in.
For us in our reality it must be indirect, our relation with the whole self and whole body of whom we are a part.

Being rational with reality and realism

Certainty is in the mind and what is in the mind ambiguous and uncertain.

We can be rational and logical in the mind and what is irrational is what leaves us perplexed in the mind, even after addressing the inconsistencies, contradictions, conflicts, and hypocrisies, the so called paradoxes and conundrums of philosophy and science.

“Our world” is ambiguous, self-evident only as the self is. Is it rational to believe in something rather than nothing, or in nothing at all?

Science and philosophy can only get closer to being correct about reality – with models and theories of “what’s happening” and “what it’s like”. They, as with our minds, are about what we can sense and correctly infer with models and theories of our projected world – of what is actual for us, there in our projected reality, but not real.

Yet their theories are plausible and the models applicable. This can be, because “the world” is projected individually but by a common human whole body in reality – we can empathise and identify with our ideas that can also be shared and appreciated – and “the world” is an indication of reality – we can formulate models that work within known or tested conditions. The magnifiers and extensions that amplify what we can sense and observe, or what we can do in our physical being in the real world, strap on to the whole body. Through the whole body in reality, we experience something of reality including the whole body, in our mind and deeper being and form notions about them in our mind.

The whole body is in reality, and is a special entity in the “real world” – for we as self and “our world”, though the world seems separate from us to us, are both projected parts, created and placed by the whole body’s Central Nervous System. Every other entity in reality can only exist as a projected indication in our world as object to us as the experiencing self or subject.

Realism (a philosophical stand for one reality) must go beyond our phenomenal world, of our world that appears to our senses and we form ideas about, in order to determine a definitive and true one reality. Otherwise realism is confined in a projected reality of many perspectives and situations in contradiction to its one reality. And here is our containment in our reality; our circularity is with an uncertain sense that we form notions of, and with notions that we cannot prove of themselves except through what we sense. Reality must include the splits in our reality – our inside and out, our self as subject of experience and its object or what we experience, the conscious and our being, the mind and our sense of matter.

Within our projected reality are many realities and truths, worlds and entities. The whole body in reality surrounds, encompasses and impregnates all projected realities pertaining to our self, and aspects of the self including our mind (rational and irrational), the conscious, our deeper being , the self , what we experience and the witness. Each one whole being projects “the world” and a self that may “experience” that world. We think or presume we sense and form notions, but a whole body projects the world from what he or she senses, and “we” as self and “our” notions too, come from beyond our reality, and ultimately from the whole body. In our relation as part with our whole is our truth, freedom, will and destiny.

We are reflective and we project (as described in psychology), we identify with the world and others but also with our self, we are intentional and express. And we may relate with the whole body, of whom we as self are a part – while the Earth supports life, and a whole body lives to support us. I place my hope in this for the world, the repercussions of which are unforseen, not just as of the uncertainty of our reality but of an unfactored Truth of the whole body and our part. Am I right to think it arouses our human curiosity and need for salvation, validation as well as destiny that has laid dormant forever from Truth, and from our particular truths laid down exhausted through the development of the self, destruction of dogma and disappearing future that culminated in modernity?