second draft of this book
of this book
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Where does one gestalt end and another begin? Gestalt bessenses are the connecting glue that make the universe whole. Boundaries exist in the unity and irreducibility of each moment of experience. Boundaries fade away in the connectedness of individual gestalts. This is most obvious in the flow of time.
The boundary between me and the rest of the universe is like the boundary from one moment of time to the next. It is real and important but also transitory. Without boundaries there can be no specifics and thus nothing at all. But boundaries are more pathways than limits. They lead to future moments of time, new experiences, other people, other times and other places.