Conscious Language

Language is one of the most powerful faculties that we possess. Through it we think, interpret, express ourselves, and communicate. As with any other faculty it can be developed, and as with any other faculty it can be used consciously and intelligently or unconsciously and mechanically.

Language is employed by the rational mind to make sense of and to attribute meaning to what we experience. It is important to recognize that the rational mind is limited by the faculties it employs. In many ways, the freedoms and limitations of the rational mind are determined by our understanding and use of language.

For example, R.A. Wilson has pointed out that “Reality”, as a concept, has two fundamental presuppositions already built in. The word implies not only that “Reality” is a noun, but also that it is singular in nature.

It seems to be more accurate (and more interesting) to consider “Reality” as being plural and mutable. When we consider “Reality” as a relationship instead of as an entity, we realize we are in the stream of life instead of waiting from the bank for the flood or the drought to occur.

To reiterate, language is one of the most powerful faculties that we possess. All language is creative, and the extent to which we choose to acknowledge this affirmation determines the extent to which we creatively and consciously relate to the world around us.

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