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The real power of language, a double edge sword

I just read this for the first time, and I love it! "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

This statement implies the power of language (the word) as a creative tool, That time (In the beginning) is also created with language, and the best part of all, Word was God means that Language = God!

Pretty neat stuff!

We do not realize we're born into this already existing languaging, which I like to call the human tapestry, with its labels and heirarchies. This includes the already existing languaging of a separate self identity.

Not recognizing this, we're now prisoners of language. This human tapestry is now a prison from which there is no escape, since that is where everyhting that we've been convinced of as "me" exists.

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Comment by Howard McQueen on July 6, 2010 at 4:14pm

We become so proficient with labeling things, with assigning specific meaning, with our own context of what things are supposed to be to us. Mesmerized with and in the physical forms, we seem to forget to appreciate the underlying mystery of spirit, animating it all.

I live in Chattanooga, TN now, so hope you'll take a road trip down this way. - Howard
Comment by Norio Xoximei Kushi on July 6, 2010 at 5:03pm
God did not exist until language brought god into existence. Likewise, we did not exist until language brought us into existence. So it is language that is the creator = and is synonymous with god.


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