Ground Up analysis of primary human functions.
We are made of the planet. Our feet are sensitive and touch the planet. Then fifty percent of our body height is legs. We are designed to walk. Then in the center or our body, most protected bit of us when we curl up into a fetal position, is genitals. Above that is stomach. We are designed to walk individually about on the planet and eat a variety of foods and have sex all over the place. Humans who live that way are the most successful and the most healthiest people. Everything above that is an advanced support system for our primary functions. That is the ground up analysis. The top down is totally different. It is about sensory intake overiding the primary functions so as to mutate it.
"The center of centers is everywhere. The curcumference is nowhere." Jakob Boehme
Our primary function, top of our hierarchy of needs, is simply 'to keep going' which means to continue experiencing 'the new', which we ultimately describe as 'novelty'.
As we age our center of consciousness rises up through it. We learn to walk, we learn sex if we are lucky, we learn good eating because we have to feed ourselves and kids, we learn heart from it, we communicate, share wisdom, then we rise up through higher centers of consciousness for many of which we don't need to be attached to the earth.
(I'm kind of stuck between stomach and heart) :p
Leaving a place and dying, those are both needing to keep going, they are also both about letting go.
The more we experience the higher our center becomes. Its about balance in all things as we move. Because we are usually all over the place anyway, sensory overload from inner and outer. So we seek to balance, that's another major.
It goes into sociology then, staying afloat against the social tides. Culture forming because of people not travelling, generally the elders and young children. And hence regular moots at specific sites.
Integrating awareness that there Re higher forms of being, which do not require a body. Celebrating this knowledge in festival and ceremony.
With thanks and love for JeddaZen