Words Pointing Home

I live in a linked house with my 87-year-old father. Usually, I embrace our “household” or our “family”, but today I changed and used the word “home”.

A very different quality; deeper, warmer, more love, more of an alive cocoon.
A bit uncomfortable for me as a modern, individualistic woman.

A family is based on kinship.
A household is a physical place.
A home is something that transcends and includes both.

We have experienced this so many times, that how we frame and name the Embrace, determines what we experience.
Our words are pointers to different layers of reality.

2018-12-05 by Stina Deurell
Stina by herself
Tags: Family, Framing, Home, Personal

My Interior is Private

This morning, when I identified as the Embrace of me, this human being, I wondered why all my thoughts, memories and emotions are invisible to the Embrace of the Biosphere, or any other of my wider Embrace.

When I take the perspective as Humanity, I’m embracing all human beings and all their interactions, but I’m not concerned with their personal emotions and thoughts. It’s all about how it is to be me, the Embrace of Humanity.

I love this asymmetric blindness.
I have access to the subjectivity of what I belong to, though in low resolution.
I don’t have access to the subjectivity of my parts.

2018-11-26 by Stina Deurell
Stina by herself
Tags: Consciousness, Mind, Subjectivity

The complex web of connectedness

Focusing on the inside of this human body:
Recognising all the Embraces of all my parts;
Organs, cells, atoms, particles.

Focusing on the outside of this human body:
Recognising all the Embraces of everything I’m part of;
Family, society, humanity, biosphere, planet, galaxy, universe.

Aware of the immense quality of belonging that is the reality of my life.
The complex web of connectedness with Everything.

2018-11-18 by Stina Deurell
Stina by herself
Tags: Belonging, Web of Embraces