The eco scan: where do you stop and the world begin?

Between body and environment you will find the door to non-duality.

Sky

Is the outside air part of your body when it enters your mouth?

If he’s in your airways?

If it’s in your lungs?

If the oxygen is bound to your red blood cells?

If the oxygen has entered into organic or inorganic compounds?

If the oxygen is released in the form of carbon dioxide in your lungs?

When that air leaves your lungs?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

Water

Is water part of your body?

If it goes in through your mouth?

If it’s in your stomach?

If it has been absorbed into the blood?

If it has been absorbed by your cells and into the interstitium?

If it has entered into carbon bonds?

If it’s turned into liquor?

If it is excreted by your kidneys?

If it’s in your bladder?

If it’s in a jar in the fridge?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

Blood

Is your blood part of your body?

If it’s in your blood vessels?

If it entered a body cavity or tissues after internal bleeding?

If it flows from an open wound?

Like a crust on your skin?

Like liquid on the ground?

Like liquid in a tube?

Like a blood stain in the carpet?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

Snot

Is your nasal mucosa part of your body?

The nasal mucus?

The snot in your nose?

The snot in your handkerchief?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

Teeth

Is a tooth part of your body?

If he’s loose?

If he fell out of his greenhouse?

Is a filling part of your body?

A crown?

An implant?

Dentures?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

Saliva

Is your saliva part of your body?

If it’s still in your salivary glands?

If it’s in your mouth?

If it mixes with your food?

After you tuft it out?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

To eat

Is your food part of your body before you eat it?

While you eat it?

While it’s being broken down in your stomach?

While it is absorbed in your intestines?

After it is absorbed into the blood?

After it is taken up by the cells?

After the cells die?

After the dead cells are broken down?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

Intestines

Are your intestines part of your body?

Your intestinal mucosa?

Your intestinal mucus?

Your intestinal flora?

Your intestinal polyps?

Probiotic bacteria?

Germs?

intestinal worms?

pinworms?

fungi?

Viruses?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

smells

Are your burps part of your body?

You wind?

Your mouth odor, your armpit odor, your sweat smell?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

Poop

Is your poop part of your body as it originates in your small intestine?

If it’s in your colon?

If it comes out of your anus?

If it’s in the jar?

After you flush?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

Skin

Are living skin cells part of your body?

Dying?

Dead ones still in place?

If they flake off?

If they’re in your sheets and clothes?

While they are eaten by house mites?

After they become dust mite meat?

Are your pimples part of your body?

Your scars?

Your warts?

Your corns?

You swear?

Your pus?

Your smallpox?

Your blisters?

Your moles?

Your melanomas?

Your tumors?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

Sweat

Is sweat part of your body?

If it’s still in your sweat glands?

If it makes your skin glow?

If it’s in your clothes?

When you’ve taken off your sweaty clothes?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

Hair

Is your hair part of your body?

If they fell out?

If you cut them off?

If they’re made into a wig?

When you put that wig on?

If someone else puts on that wig?

Is the synthetic hair wig you’ve been wearing for thirty years now part of your body?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

Seeds

Is your sperm part of your body?

If it arises in your balls?

If it’s stored in your epididymis?

If it sprays out of your body?

If it forms a puddle?

If it’s in your partner?

If it’s in an egg?

When it has dried?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

Eggs

Are the eggs in your ovaries part of your body?

An egg after ovulation?

After implantation in the uterus?

After divestiture?

During menstruation?

After menstruation?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

Kids

Is the embryo in your womb part of your body?

The fetus?

The full-term baby?

The newborn when the umbilical cord is still attached?

The newborn after the umbilical cord has been cut?

Is the placenta part of your body if it’s still attached?

If he is already loose but still in your body?

If it’s between your legs but the tissue is still alive?

If it’s in the trash can?

If the baby gives birth at the same time as the afterbirth, which body does the placenta and umbilical cord belong to?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

Transplants

Are your kidneys part of your body?

Is a kidney part of your body as it is cut loose for organ donation?

If he was taken from your body?

When it’s in the cooler?

If he’s in someone else’s body?

After he’s divested?

Is a transplanted kidney part of your body?

Transplanted skin?

Transplanted hair?

Does it matter whether the graft comes from someone else’s body or from your own body?

From friends or from family?

From strangers or acquaintances?

From pigs or from humans?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

Prostheses

Is a silicone prosthesis part of your body?

A water prosthesis?

A breast reconstruction from your own fat?

A tattooed nipple?

A penis or vagina reconstructed from intestinal tissue?

A clit reconstructed from a penis?

Is your artificial lens part of your body?

Your hearing aid?

Your artificial heart?

Your artificial hip?

Your artificial leg?

Your artificial valve?

Your cochlear implant?

Your breast prosthesis?

Your robot body?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

Warmth

Is your body heat part of your body?

Up to what distance?

When the heat is in your pants?

If the heat is in your bedding after you get up?

If the heat hangs in the room?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

light

Are the rays of light reflecting off your body part of your body?

If so, up to what distance?

If not, why do you say that you see your body when you see reflected rays of light?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

Tracks

Does a picture of your body contain anything of your body?

An x-ray?

An MRI?

A fingerprint?

A footstep in the sand?

Where exactly do you stop and the world begin?

The door to non-duality

Are you your body or is your body part of the environment or both or neither?

If you are your body and the environment is part of your body, is the environment part of you?

If your body is part of the environment and you are not your body, then what are you?

Nothing is good or bad in itself, that’s what makes thinking about it, said Shakespeare. Or did his thinking make it so?

Nothing is body or environment of itself, that is what makes thinking about it, I repeat after him. Or does my thinking make it so?

Do your body and its environment exist in reality or only in your experience? Is it words or things?

Or is the distinction between reality and experience, between word and thing, again dualistic?

Between body and environment you will find the door to non-duality.

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