Opening up to understanding.
The act of making-sense or understanding is directed primarily not
to individual things and to general concepts. Instead, it is alive in one’s
firsthand lived world and in one’s world as a whole. In this act of
sense-making, the world is opened up for existence. This disclosure is
the uncovering of the current form of a being’s suitability-for, whereby
it is present as a being. Whatever gets opened up this way can be held
on to, even when the worldly thing in question is not itself present.
That is, the opening-up of the world—which unfolds in the act of
understanding or sense-making—can be possessed and preserved as
meaning, i.e., as a world of understanding in which existence