The house of sense

Tell me the house you are living in and I will tell you who you are. Human reality isn't really at home if not in this original space which is the 'house of sense'. Here man is born. Here he lives. Here he grows up. Not only physically!

The house of the sense in which we live from day to day is not first a large house. It rather resembles a house made at our measure where we find ourselves really 'at home'. You need a hurricane which shakes its bases and devastates the closed grounds to feel dependant on a broader environment. The space of sense we are breathing in needs to be shaken so we feel taken into a larger including space.

A shock or an upheaval ejects us
out of our daily certainty. A catastrophe, an accident, a failure expels us out of the 'middle' to be projected towards the 'extremes'. When the bridges are burned, then remains an extreme gaping where the sense can be given absolutely. Large 'conversions' testify of that.

The sense in the sense... There is always a broader sense - a more including sense - which carries our actual sense. One can also express that while distinguishing between the '
constituted' sense, that one which is currently and effectively mine or ours, and the 'constituting' sense
, namely the dynamics which makes possible, which generates and which carries the constituted sense.

The sense is not from nothing. Every sense is always given starting from a larger and more fundamental sense. The simple possibility of saying: “it is absurd” presupposes such an including possibility of sense.

Today we are likely to lose the Sense. There was never a civilization so rich in cultural productions as our modern one. A proliferation of 'constituted' sense. But it misses the 'constituent' one. Never was the risk of spiritual asphyxia so threatening as today.


The sense of sense, two differential appoaches:



The various levels of sense fit into each other.
A 'why' is not necessarily an ultimate 'why'. It remains still and still the 'why' of 'why'. Each constituted sense lives thus by grace of a constituent sense.

Trying to carry out the thought until its extreme end does not go without finally giving up in front of an ultimate including Sense. Which is this including? Nature? Chance? Necessity? Reason? God? Fundamentally each philosophy orbits around one of this absolute includings.



More shouting has made the need for an ecology of sense today . We believed our spiritual system could function in strict enclosure and buckled in schizoid autoproductive autonomy. We wanted to be masters and owners of the total system itself. Much more, masters and owners also of its hot source and of its cold well. Masters and owners thus of all its potential difference, that is of all its creative spiritual energy.

It is impossible that immanence buckled into strict immanence can produce something else than tautological redundancy. Man needs more than man to become really human. He needs the Other one. He needs the great vertical Difference. He needs God.

 


But the world is slow to risk its safety measures of immanence. He prefers to articulate ad infinitum his installed certainty, resisting his transfiguration.

What our modernity, trapped by its schizoid enclosure and its sedentary vision of happiness is so passionately unable to understand, a glance through Passover, a new-born glance, perceives it in great simplicity. God loves the being in its crossing of nothing. God likes creation being re-created. God loves man's resuscitating.

Modernity, however, insists. Greatness of man? But what a strange greatness which must pass through its 'other' dimension! Rather alienation! And to protest for man. All man. Only man.

Total man, maybe. However aren't we today culturally promoting a man who wants to be total - more total than ever - and whom, very curiously, are prohibited at the same time the vital openings and the essential dimensions? Our project of humanity becomes so much obsessed by its total realization that we forget the faults against the totality of the project itself. Rather than to achieve even partially our totality, we prefer to carry out completely our partiality.


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01 Human Paradox
A paradoxal animal
Human paradox
In rupture
An animal in crisis
An animal 'less' (something)
Premature and naked
Child of the difference
Child of elsewhere
 
02 Verticality
Middle and extremes
Tropism to upwards
Divine instinct
The vertical living
Vertical interiority
The personal mystery
In strict immanence
 
03 Gaping Depths
Gaping deepness
Child of gaping
Gaping on an other order
Gaping of meaning
Gaping on the questioning
Gaping of matter
Gaping of existence
In vertical gaping
Negative anthropology
 
 
04 Sacral Difference
Sacral dimension
The sacral difference
Sacral crisis
The archaeological sacred
Sacral verticality
Hiero-tropic space-time
 
05 Human Environment
Human space
Closed and open
Curvature of space
Negative space
Space of the sense
Including and included
Between Alpha and Omega
 
 
06 The Matrix of Humanity
Child of a culture
Human matrix
Culture and cultures
Master speech
Refusing the enclosures
 
07 The Spirit
The spiritual reality
How define it?
Going through
DIS-tinction
The spirit says no
Dialectics
 
08 Spiritual Breath
Breathing
Spiritual energy
Making sense
To signify
Sense is through gaping
Speech and language
Symbol
Faith
 
 
09 The Sense of Sense
The Sense
The space of the sense
The house of the sense
Including and included sense
Confinement
Master and possessor of sense
 
10 The Reason
Science
Constituted and constituent
Scientific dialectics
Bubble
Between
Structure and sense
 
11 The Meaning
Demiurge of the significances
Through
To run here and there
Mechanism
Trough articulation
Articulable matter
 
 
12 Systems Analysis
Systemics
The system
Systemic operation
Energy
Tanks
 
13 Oïkology
Impossible closing
Systemic totality
The house of the spirit
Ecology
We sinned
 
 
14 Exodus
Spiritual adventure
Out of safety measures
Out of the cave
Logos in exodus
 
15 Through Difference
Difference
Starting from difference
Crossing the duality
A logic of crossing
Chance
 
16 Dialectics
Going through 'no'
Fundamental dynamics
Dia-logos
The fourth dimension
Passover dialectics
 
17 Alliance
Broken Alliance
Rupture of the bond
The prodigal son
Atheism
State of grace
 
 
18 History
Emergence of History
Impossible totalizing
Trans-historic verticality
The sense in exodus
Between Alpha and Omega
 
19 Fertile Confrontation
Singular adventure
Dialectical gestation
Antithesis
Two revolutions
Exponents
A long gestation
Explosiveness
 
20 Progress
What is progress?
Source of The progress
Exponential acceleration
The tool of progrès
Why it isn't working
Wedged exponential growth
Progressive illusion
 
21 Schizoid
Tautological speech
Idealism
Master and possessor
Flirt with nothingness
God driven out
Without the Father
Without recourse
Psychosis
 
 
22 The Other One
Arising
The other one
Exposed
To tell the other one
 
 
23 Adventurers
Components and exponents
Adventurers of eschatology
Today
 
24 Through Scandal
Gaping mystery of evil
Trough distance
Congenital evil
Entropy in the human hearth
 
25 Agape
Gaping of Eros
Captive desire
Eros and Agape
Going down
Defeated entropy
 
 
26 God in You
Tropism for Agape
Bottomless bottom
Cleaning the sources
Let you fall
You fall into God
 
 
 
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