416.08 ppm CO2 PPM today.

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A Bellweather Indicator for Planetary Environmental Stability, Global Economic Security & Inter-Generational Sustainability

Jul. 23, 2021 416.08 ppm
Jul. 23, 2020 413.55 ppm
1 Year Change 2.53 ppm (0.61%)

Last CO2 Earth update: 2:35:02 AM on Jul. 24, 2021, Hawaii local time (UTC -10)

This table presents the most up-to-date, daily average reading for atmospheric CO2 on the planet.  Units = parts per million (ppm).  Measurement location = Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii. Source = NOAA-ESRL.

 

 

Give birth to this moment.

What now?
Nothing will help.
What am I doing?
Why am I here?
The plan is gone.
Just plug on.
It’s OK.
Not knowing is OK.
Push on.
Keep going.
What about the plan?
What now?
Nothing will help.
What am I doing?
Why am I here?
The plan won’t work.
Just plug on.
It’s OK.
Not knowing is OK.
Push on.
Keep going.
What now?
Plug on.
It’s OK.
Not knowing is OK.
Push on.
Keep going.
No, no. No.
What about the plan?
What now?
Plug on.
Push on.

Pause

Look.

Move.

Breathe.

Notice.

Be. Here. Now.

Give birth to this moment.

Express.

 

Psychodrama and the body

Some quotes from Moreno in “Who Shall Survive?”

Role emergence is prior to the emergence of the self. Roles do not emerge from the self, but the self may emerge from roles. The hypothesis upheld by many that the genesis of role emergence and the genesis of language are one and the same is not tenable according to experimental role research. Long before language linked roles emerge in the child’s world, “psychosomatic roles” operate effectively (for instance, the role of the eater, the sleeper and the walker). There is considerable psychic resistance against the intrusion of language in infants and even some resistance against gestural infiltration. There is no reason to assume that the language-free areas are non-human. There is overwhelming evidence that these silent areas are co-existent with the vocal ones on the human level and have great potentialities for independent growth. There may be forms of social communication without gestural involvement. The tele phenomenon operates in all dimensions of communication and it is therefore an error to reduce it to a mere reflection and correspondent of the communication process via language.

“Who Shall Survive?” 76

 

The antiquated couch was transformed into a multidimensional stage, giving space and freedom for spontaneity, freedom for the body and for bodily contact, freedom of movement, action and interaction .

“Who Shall Survive?” 119

 

 

Language is one of the dominant social institutions of mankind. The discovery of the infra languages and the basic language technique may become of similar importance for the science of communication as the discovery of the tele, social atom and network has been for the formation of groups. They can serve as creative antidotes to a logically and emotionally overstuffed civilization. The kiss, the embrace, the handshake, the “magic” touch of the hand, the looking into each other’s eyes, the signs and gestures of love and friendship, of longing and despair, of pain and misery, the rhythm of the body in motion, at work, in dance, walking and in song, in plays and games, have potentialities which have been only partially unharnessed. The frozen forms of language and arts have held them back and have not permitted them to grow and develop and lend life a new richness: a spontaneous-creative cultural order. There are human situations of such universality as to cause our social symbols and customs, our cultural standards to be suddenly transcended; “we” experiences become possible without their direct aid. I remember a man and a woman in love, one from an African culture, the other from a Nordic one, who could not speak to each other except by unheard-of sounds, the look in their eyes, the touch of their hands, the rhythms of their bodies acting in unison. Who has not seen a mother talking to her infant, a few weeks old, taking the part of the baby as well as her own in perfect harmony . Here the logical-emotional languages of our culture would rather interfere than aid.

“Who Shall Survive?” 35-36

These are not social and mental signs only but also physiological signs, altered breathing rate, gasping, crying, smiling, clenching the teeth, etc. The bodily starters of any behaviour as acting or speaking on the spur of the moment are characterized by physiological signs. In the process of warming up these somatic symbols unfold and release simple emotions, as fear, anger, or more complex and diffused states. It is not necessary for verbal reactions to evolve in the process of warming up; they may or they may not. But some mimic symbols are usually present; they are related to underlying physiological processes and to psychological states.

“Who Shall Survive?” 338

Seven sisters

That’s my father with his seven sisters in the seventies?

I last saw them in 1952 but I think I know their names.

Sien, Marie, ( Johan my father), Katrien, Dien, Han, Cor, and Nell.

Do I have that right, Gon?

Protagonist, group or leader centered psychodrama? Terminology

The term “group centered” is used in Australia and New Zealand psychodrama circles with respect to warm-up and also with respect to the drama itself.

Firstly with respect to the drama. I recall  Max Clayton’s teaching when the group was under the misapprehension that sociodrama was always group centred i.e. without a specific protagonist, and psychodrama always had a protagonist.  He then demonstrated a protagonist centred sociodrama, i.e. one based around the social roles in one person’s work situation.  On rare occasions, I have seen a group centered psychodrama, one that began as a sociogram.  An isolate emerged and the group then worked collaboratively with that person to include them.

With respect to warm-up, I am familiar with the usage where a “director directed warm-up” is contrasted with a “group centered warm-up”.

I have found a passage in “Who Shall Survive?” where Moreno talks about “centeredness.”  and his usage is a bit different.

 

I doubt that we would use “leader centered” for psychodrama.  If there is a psychodrama, then it is based on the group or the protagonist as the central focus.  Emergent psychodrama sounds interesting but is not related to this discussion as far as I can see.  I imagine all our groups are “group centered” in the way the word is used in the passage from “Who Shall Survive?” Even director directed warm-ups lead to group or protagonist centered psychodrama.

What has sparked my interest in this linguistic exploration is that I have been working with couples in groups in a variety of ways.  I want to use the words  “relationship centered psychodrama”.  I think there are many ways to be “relationship centered”.  I think more exploration is needed as being protagonist centered can run counter to the needs of a couple.  I am writing another post on relationship centered psychodrama as I research the variety of ways this can be done and also the way Moreno tackled this in the past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Places — reflecting places in my life.

Just streets. But no, the place that evokes my childhood. Except for the cars it’s all the same. Oh and perhaps the skyscraper. I think as child there was just a field there and a circus tent used to be there.

96 Amstelkaade Amsterdam

 

The Amstel canaal across the road.

Lived there from 1944 to 1952.

 

Plan:  To add more crucial places in my life.  (I do continue these projects, but they may take years.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

I listened to the podcast and enjoyed it:

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Coleridge’s poem of a grim voyage in which a sailor shoots an albatross and is forced to tell the story of his crime forever.

More info, but I wanted to see the Dore Images.  Here is one:

Wikipedia

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (originally The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere) is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1797–98 and published in 1798 in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads. Some modern editions use a revised version printed in 1817 that featured a gloss.[1] Along with other poems in Lyrical Ballads, it is often considered a signal shift to modern poetry and the beginning of British Romantic literature.[2]

 

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43997/the-rime-of-the-ancient-mariner-text-of-1834

 

 

Yin Yang

I like my little sketch.

Yes No

Disturbing motive / reactive fear.

Hegel

In a living thing something dies and something is being born all the time.

new old