The Meaning of Meaning

[This idea is still being constructed and tested. I welcome any comments.]

MEANING IS A PROPRIOCEPTIVE RESPONSE

 

The first thing to note is that I have nested {needs Glossary entry} Meaning into the bigger basket I call Body Studies because it is a physiological phenomenon.

The production/perception of Meaning involves flesh. [This is the project, the field, of biosemiotics. {need glossary entry}

 

The union of meaning and flesh is has gone unapprehended for centuries in western culture. This bisection was begun way back in the 500 BC range in Greece. Heraclitus defended the union but those who insisted body and soul are of different essence, or they are each elementary, prevailed. Einstein rightly observed that you can only see what your theory allows you to see. Thus we have not found meaning in the body because Meaning is the Body.

[see The Spread Mind, Manzotti].

 

 

 

 

[I have several posts I'm preparing off-line. This one will take precedence. I'm giving it front-page status. It may be a revolutionary idea. I have been working on eliminating stashes of chronic musculoskeletal pain, accumulated through years of chronic fatigue and other gremlins. I hone in on one and find a movement that begins to set off the pain signal. I hold my attention there, hold the posture, then I let go of any tensions in the body, any enlistment, and let it go. I was in a pesky shoulder, I did not need this tension in my jaw, around my eyes, hands, etc. Move my attention to wherever feeling tension and let it go. As I did this the sensation in my shoulder I had called "pain" lost its meaning, became simply a sensation.]

 

Pain can be defined as sensation married to meaning, to particular meaning sets. {will be fleshed out and in}

 

 

 

 

 

 

The vision is for Ongoingness; Life continuing on . . . .

 

Flaneur -- Out for a Stroll

Contact 

Richard Valasek               1501 Kuloko St                 Pearl City HI 96782

    +1 (808) 256-1646

Click here to Connect

to e-mail form

 

Richard Valasek BA BS RN OP

I am I and my circumstance;

and, if I do not save it, I do not save myself.                       —JOSÉ ORTEGA Y GASSET

Changing the Conversation

Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be––this is the interrelated structure of reality.

        —MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Now, more than ever . . . our place in the universe and the place of the universe in us, is proving to be one of active relationship. That is more than a scientist’s credo. The separateness of our lives is a sham. Physics, mathematics, music, painting, my politics, my love for you, my work, the star-dust of my body, the spirit that impels it, clocks diurnal, time perpetual, the roll, rough, tender, swamping, liberating, breathing, moving, thinking nature, human nature and the cosmos are patterned together.                JEANETTE WINTERSON,                     Gut Symmetries

What you do, what you become, is not my concern.                                          ROBERT MCCALL

The Story Teller
Print Print | Sitemap
© Richard Valasek