24 February 2011

Environments are inalienable

When we apprehend things in our right-hemispheric way we do not see them as distinct from ourselves. They become part of the warp and woof of the fascination with which we encounter our environment and through which we occupy that environment. We might go so far as to say that our worldly surroundings become for us our environments when we make those surroundings sufficiently familiar to ourselves that we lose the distinction between ourselves and those surroundings. The loss of individual distinction from one's partner that characterizes the climax of meaningful sexual intercourse is an intense version of the loss of distinction from ourselves that our environments have for us. 
The world is alien but our environments are inalienable. 
To know something left-hemispherically requires us to put some distance between us and the thing so that we can focus on it not from within our being but in terms of the separate thing in a context-free context. To the extent we relate to a thing and understand it to be a part of ourselves so that we are parcel to the thing, that thing becomes inalienable and can no longer reasonably be subject to market transaction. 
Only when we see a thing left-hemispherically can we transact in it. 
As we move from experiencing to conceptualizing a thing we diminish its authenticity and its liveliness. The thing moves in our perception from organic to inert. The cessation of creative work enables the resumption of our apprehension of that work’s product as organic and alive. 

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