The Tacit Dimension lf Learning Ortho-Bionomy

 

"Ortho-Bionomy can't be taught, it must be caught."

ARTHUR LINCOLN PAULS

 

"We can know more than we can tell." 

MICHAEL POLANYI

 

The "tacit dimension" that Polanyi studied can be thought of as eqquivalent to what in Ortho-Bionomy is known as Phase 6. Though Phase 6 is typically referred to as 'energy' work I have not found it useful for myself to think of it in terms of 'energy.' This usage is what Fowler, in his Modern English Usage, a "borrowed technicality." This is usually not a good thing, leads to confusion and blocks understanding of what may really be going on. I can argue that energy is here a metaphor but some metaphors are better than others.

 

I could also defend this usage from a phenomenological viewpoint. The experience we have can be one of something pushing, drawing, resisting. 

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

 

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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

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