THE INCLUSIONAL NATURE OF NEIGHBOURHOOD - A UNIVERSAL DYNAMIC SOLUTION
We human beings can combine an awareness of non-local presence, through our gyroscopic sensing of dynamic balance, with the ability to detect local presence using our eyesight and tactile senses. Hence we come fully equipped to develop our individual consciousness as local expressions of the larger spatial neighbourhood in which we are immersed and of which we are dynamic inclusions, like solutes inextricably in solution with solvent.
We may, however, be impeded from making this connection by our tendency to split one form of awareness from the other and then select one or other as a superior route to ‘truth’. Correspondingly, the orthodox western philosophical tradition, culminating in the ‘Enlightenment’, has been to give precedence to explicit local information, contained in discrete ‘objects’ or material ‘bodies’, whilst disregarding immaterial ‘space’ as ‘nothing’ - an ‘absence of presence’. Meanwhile, more eastern and mystic traditions have tended to disregard local presence in a quest to find spiritual connection with the non-locality of ‘everywhere’.
Most fundamentally, this split has the effect of abstracting electromagnetic information, what we perceive as ‘light’ and ‘matter’, out of the context of space in which it is a dynamic gravitational inclusion. The rationalistic scientific and mathematical tradition has then been to try to explain all the properties of nature, including human nature, solely in terms of this abstracted information. This is like trying one-sidedly to explain the properties of a solution solely in terms of solute, whilst ignoring the fluidizing presence of solvent. It leads inexorably to the paradoxical inconsistencies of assuming ‘completeness’, ‘discreteness’ and ‘independence’ that characterize modern culture and precipitate ideological and psychological conflict and environmental damage.
By avoiding this split, we can visualize all form, including ourselves, as inextricable ‘flow-form’, a variably resistive/accommodative dynamic interfacing of reciprocally transforming convex and concave spatial domains, over all scales from microcosm to macrocosm. In other words we can understand our perception of the electromagnetic field as a dynamic inclusion of the gravitational field. Hence we can appreciate our complex self-identities as loving neighbourhoods in dynamic relationship, simultaneously both somewhere particular (local) and everywhere around (non-local). This could just be the most profound transformation in our conscious human comprehension of and about all time.