The interplay between spatial and temporal relations is evident in language, which rides the mind like a surfboard riding a wave.
Surfism is a philosophy that views existence in terms that correspond to surfing. Portrayed metaphorically as a breaking wave, the mind emerges from the confluence of spatial and temporal relations. [ . . . ]
The most basic assumption we have about objective reality is our own spatially derived presence, whereby our surroundings provide the context for our own presence.
Spatial perception sets motion in the context of space, to provide a sense of motionlessness – a sort of reference to show how motion differs to it.
Only actively moving creatures evolved a nervous system. So, the evolution of consciousness could be the result of the brain internalising movement.
It’s hard to describe to non-surfers how it feels to carve across a wave, to push the limits of your surfing ability and to surf even better than you thought you could.
The ability to shift one’s perspective toward the spatial end of the scale might have evolved for self-defense.