Arial LO24626

From: AM de Lange (
Date: 05/17/00

Replying to LO24567 --

Dear Organlearners,

Andrew Camp(bell-nona) < > writes:

>There is a welling up of a letting go.

(and then, snipping a beautiful picture)

>A question to the LO is this.
>If 'freedom is the deepest breath', what causes the deepest
>sigh and from where does it issue first, the soul or the lungs?

Greetings Andrew,

I will take up your challenge.

First of all, the suffix "-arian" to words with a Latin stem means doer
(occupation). Thus the topic "Arial" might refer to doing (occupational)
and not merely some font. However, let us avoid "Arianism" which actually
involves the opposite. Arius (4th century) teached the doctrine that
Christ is not one in content with the Father. This doctrine opposes the
one-in-three message of the Bible.

The physiological explanation of taking a deep breath is based on
chemistry. The idea is to fill the lungs to full capacity with fresh air
so that as much as possible oxygen is available in the alveoles for take
up. This oxygen will be transported by blood within a few heartbeats to
every cell in the body. There it will boost (turbo charge) the burning of
glucose in the cells, providing them with maximum amount of "free energy"
so as to get as close as possible to the upper limit of their actions. The
"free energy" is derived by breaking the more complex glucose molecule up
into less complex water and carbon dioxide molecules.

This physiological reaction is triggered by the Neurological System (NS).
The NS triggers many other phsyiological reactions too like the production
of hormones (adrenaline, ephedrine) by the endocrine system needed to
prepare the body for such a sudden swing to the edge of chaos. The
neurological system itself is very complex. A major part of it reacts
autonomous while the rest reacts voluntary depending on a conscious
comprehension by the cerebrum (cerebral hemispheres). In other words, the
action of the NS (autonomous and voluntary) comes before the cation of the

So far the physiological explanation. Now for the spiritual complement.
The more the consciousness is involved, the slower the deep breath
becomes. In other words, the gasp becomes a sigh. This happens because of
a tacit recognition that something complex will happen which needs a lot
of time and preparation. (The brain needs a lot of oxygen for that too
;-) This complexity involves the abstract mind (and not only the physical
brain) to move deliberately to the edge of mental chaos. This happens by
way of vast "entropy production" in an abstract manner involving mental
force-flux pairs. The actions of these pairs depend on the availability of
spiritual "free energy".

A massive amount of spiritual "free energy" is needed to drive the mind to
the edge of choas. The "free energy" available by the usual ordered,
structured thinking is not sufficient. Thus the mind has to release
additional free energy by letting go of some of the total energy of the
mind locked up in some of its structures. The entropy of the mind just
before the swing and thus the sigh indicates how much of this total energy
is locked up in its mental organisation at that stage. Releasing this
energy locked up in some of the mental creations up to that moment of
time, can be called the creative collapse. Creative collapses can range
from simple concessions to grand paradigm shifts. WE may also think of
them as revolutions in mentality.

The creative collapse ("giving up") thus have to precede the drive to the
edge of chaos. This edge of chaos has to be reached because it is here
where bifurcations occur. A bifurcation is involved with the change of the
order of structures. The bifurcation will result in either a constructive
or a destructive outcome. The constructive outcome is called an emergence.
It results in the germ/kernel of the new structure of higher order. The
destructive outcome may be called an immergence. It results in structures
of lower order (less quality and thus complexity) which can decrease
further quantitatively by ablations.

To summarise. The physical sigh (slow, deep breath) is preceded by a
spiritual recognition in a tacit manner (except for my present
articulation) that a creative collapse is needed -- giving up some of the
present in a quantitive manner so as to gain higher qualities in the
future. This recognition is activated by the motivation to seek deeper
form in the present form of content by making that form content too. This
mental evolution is an exquisite one-to-many-mapping.

>Post script.
>At, Rick et al,


>One vision I increasingly have is that we are all 'making the day'.
>That the past and the present and the future is this one day and
>this one day is the past, present and the future, lightly enfolded
>into some other kind of darkened sleep.

Dear Andrew, I continually have this vision. Explore this vision with the
seven essentialities (liveness, sureness, wholeness, fruitfulness,
spareness, otherness and openness) for wonderful insights into what future
we may work for so that it can become the present for our children and
grand children. The seven essentialities connect the past with the future
by weaving them into the present. The less we employ them, the more
unconscious our sleep becomes. In other words, the less "arial" we become
and the more we get paralyzed.

With care and best wishes


At de Lange <> Snailmail: A M de Lange Gold Fields Computer Centre Faculty of Science - University of Pretoria Pretoria 0001 - Rep of South Africa

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