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Do you consider your external environment as part of your body?

Do you consider your external environment as part of your body?

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Re: Do you consider your external environment as part of your body?

Do you mean, do I sometimes prefer to treat it as if it is?

Or do you mean, do I really believe it is?

If you mean real belief, I don't see how that could make sense, except as part of a hallucination or other manifestation of a disorder. Are you thinking along those lines - that maybe this is a widespread disorder?

Or... Hmmm... Perhaps a Buddhist-style "all divisions are illusory, the universe is one" type of idea?
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Re: Do you consider your external environment as part of your body?

My internal environment could not survive without my external environment.

It is a fascinating relationship.



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Re: Do you consider your external environment as part of your body?

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My internal body could not survive without my external environment.

It is a fascinating relationship.
Yes, absolutely.

Unless you do go the Buddhist-style route and say something like "there is no relationship to be fascinated by, because there is no internal and no external".
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Yes, absolutely.

Unless you do go the Buddhist-style route and say something like "there is no relationship to be fascinated by, because there is no internal and no external".


I wonder how someone could say something without an internal/external environment?



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I wonder how someone could say something without an internal/external environment?
The same way as with one.
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Re: Do you consider your external environment as part of your body?

I wonder about parts of ADHD in regards to the internal environment and parts of ADHD in regards to the external environment?




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Re: Do you consider your external environment as part of your body?

Inasmuch as I consider having a body, in baseline consciousness, no I do not consider my external environment to be part of it.

Experience with various entheogens has told me otherwise, for what that is worth.



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Re: Do you consider your external environment as part of your body?

Humans cannot develop internal self-regulation without external maternal regulation.




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Re: Do you consider your external environment as part of your body?

I do think life in the external environment would exist without internal human consciousness.

But I do not think internal human consciousness would exist without an external environment.


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Re: Do you consider your external environment as part of your body?

I guess I dont understand what the ideas behind external and internal environment and how it relates to me.
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Re: Do you consider your external environment as part of your body?

I hope this isn't totally off the mark you're aiming for. If so, I apologize. I don't consider my external environment as being an actual physical part of my body, most days (when I'm not lying on the ground soaking up the sun, moon, and stars).

But I do now realize more deeply, and much more clearly than ever before (as it relates to self), just how significantly the external environment directly affects my overall well-being, hence the drastic and purposeful changes I've made to try to live more healthily and function more comfortably within that knowledge.

After experimenting with information I've gained within the last several years, mostly through trying all the things that didn't work, I've learned my environment has been quite instrumental in much of my dis-ease through the years.

What we're surrounded by, what we ingest, what we put on and around our bodies that gets absorbed into our largest organ, how we're raised, what we live through, where we spend our energies (everything is energy), what we allow ourselves to think repeatedly, etc., etc., it all matters more than I ever fully realized. I was too busy trying to meet all of those external expectations to pay attention to those little details.

There are so many things I never thought twice about, or even thoroughly understood the basics of (although I passed many classes and was told I did), until I was prompted to start seeking answers behind all the curtains. That was in addition to the typical scripts I'd been receiving from all the typical spaces suggested to be the most helpful for various issues through the years that only served to complicate things more than help.

So I guess my answer is both yes and no, in a sense. If I'm surrounded by "junk", as in things that are not healthily beneficial to a living being, be it momentarily or over a long period of time, and have no choice but to put junk in, since that's all that's made available and accessible for whatever reasons, be it via food, drink, thought, hygiene products, medications, cleaning supplies, reading material, television, movies, etc., all I will likely ever get back out is "junk", as typically defined by the same society/family/etc. trying to get me to meet their expectations. Quite the catch 22 going on there.

Having endless societal and familial standards in place that are expecting only the highest quality stuff to be coming out, regardless of the external fuel and direction you're given to work with, seems to create the scenes that dictate what's considered good enough and "normal" enough. Not a level playing field by any means.

Reaching a healthy and sustainable functioning point amidst/in spite of a lifetime of a whole lot of external junk being the fuel for the foundation that your existence was built upon is quite the challenge, I've found.
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Maybe your immediate environment is.
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Re: Do you consider your external environment as part of your body?

What would my body be, without earth or atmosphere? (oxygen, etc)

What would earth's atmosphere be, without space's atmosphere?

In other words, if there was no space's atmosphere, there would be no earth's atmosphere.

If there was no earth's atmosphere (oxygen, etc), there would be no Me, for my body to be.

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Maybe I am an alien?



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