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Old 11-28-2012, 11:17 AM   #3
RonRagusa
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Re: Two Hundred and Twenty

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Are you talking about kinaesthetics: When you say "how I see myself" does this mean how you see/feel/perceive your external posture inside?
I would have to say no.

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Or does it meen seeing yourself in a wider sense: Sensing how you are?
This comes closer to the mark but it's more visceral than the type of recap your're referring to when you say 'sensing how you are'. Where external posture is the structure of my body in space, internal posture is the structure of my state of being in time.

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Is your mind "only" seeing yourself? Only perceiving? Or has it got also an active role: Forming a state you are in? Or in other words building kind of "posture"/way of being by itself?
My mind is both observer and creator.

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If so, how are, what you call, internal and external posture connected? How does it work that they affect each other? Which vehicel do they use to communicate?
If I perceive myself as downtrodden and victimized by events of daily life this image (internal posture) will be reflected in my external posture; probably in the form of bowed head, rounded shoulders, furtive glances and the like. My poor external posture will further enhance the poor self image I have of myself which will, in turn, reinforce my poor external posture all the more. Conversely, if I perceive myself as strong and confident, able to adapt to and cope with the events of daily life this image (internal posture) will be reflected in my external posture; probably in the form of squared shoulders, straight back and an overall relaxed physical appearance . My good external posture will further enhance the good self image I have of myself which will, in turn, reinforce my good external posture all the more.That's what I mean by a co-referential feedback loop.

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