Apart from the pulling and the hauling stands what I am.
Stands amused, complacent, compassionating, idle, unitary,
Looks down, is erect, or bends an arm on an impalpable certain rest,
Looking with side-curved head curious what will come next.
Both in and out of the game and watching and wondering at it.
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Turning things around
And I have known the eyes already, known them all—
Eyes that fix you in a formulated phrase,
And when I am formulated, sprawling on a pin,
When I am pinned and wriggling on the wall,
Then how should I begin
To spit out all the butt-ends of my days and ways?
And how should I presume?
– T.S. ELIOT, The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock
Searching for laws of life is insufficient. It is engaging with the laws of life, those laws which slip away as soon as they seem to be grasped, perpetually hackable. But it is this searching that can release one from the grip of trauma, a state of being fixed, pinned, wrigging on the wall. That is the disrupting I want to do, to be free from the vice-grip of patterns of behavior that do not serve. To be free of the grip of past and now unfolding trauma. And orthobionomy has nothing to offer, no promised cures or fixes. Rather the goal is to move into a state of possibility. I don't know what is possible and I offer nothing but a stripped-down, naked presence. Speaking about her bravura performance of The Artist Is Present, Marina Abramovic reports that doing nothing is the hardest thing. It is simple but it is not easy.
Holding, being in a fixed state, is one of the things a body does. It moves, it holds, it lets go. These are basic functions. Holding in any fixed state pulls the organism outside of time, in a state of contraction. This is a necessary function, needed for survival, for healing. We must from time to time step out of time but if we step not back, catch up with the world again, we wither. Orthobionomy destabilizes fixed states and allows greater responsiveness.
Many Worlds and orthobionomy
In the early 20th century an Estonian aristocratic biologist Jakob Johann von Uexküll turned the attention of biology toward the subjectivy of the other, bringing the first scientific attention to the fact that the world another speceis of creature inhabits is vastly different to ours. A different world he called the umwelt. Things vitally important to you are so far from meaning anything to a tick as to be non-existant. Attempts to imagine how thr world seems to a different kind of creature has spurred the develoment of the scholarly field known as biosemiotics.
[this essay will soon be continuing on another page, organization does not always come easy and one idea morphs into another]
Find what dimensions have the most movement.
More to Come