Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεός ἦν ὁ λόγος.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with the God, and God was the Word.”
-Gospel of John 1:1
Human Beings have evolved the greatest adaptation: to give things meaning. We evolved the Word.
Language allows for complex communication in the form of utterance as small-mouth-noises.
Quite strange when you think about it that way, what speaking really is.
It enables great signal transmission and the crossing of the individual’s isolation. It allows for the most subtle and intricate expression of inner events that first arise in thought. It’s a way for consciousness to fully deploy itself in the world.
The monkeys are now symbol-users on a crafty level. And they’ve become the dominant species on a planet because of it.
WE look for meaning and find it in all things.
Language is the process by which we assign that meaning. Meditate on what this truly means. Much of what you experience and socially are is mediated by letters, words.
Therefore: change your language, change your reality.
Once one understands this process, or becomes aware of semiotic awareness, one gains the power to control the greatest enemy to consciousness: the untamed and unreflective Mind.
Tools (personal computers come to mind) and techniques (meditation, various yogas, etc.) are useful in this endeavor. Industrious humanity has mastered so many tools in its career. Starting with literally “banging rocks together”, we have moved onto space travel.
The same evolution is proceeding with our mental adaptation. We are using this crude tech with ideas.
We are banging our best ideas together like cavemen because we don’t understand how they work. Look no further than the global environmental shifts that are occurring for our misuse of great ideas and technologies extant.
Our application of our minds is at the low tech level, let’s face it.
Our mental mastery as a species could be at “nuclear fusion” levels if properly harnessed. Good ideas, recognized and used well would literally heal the planet & propel us towards the stars.
I sense that we are subconsciously afraid of this power because both the individual and societal ego are trying so hard to prove that we are masters of our environment.
We rob ourselves of a proper relationship to reality by not seeing that we are ignorant indeed.
‘Like gods”, we can create, one of the greatest abilities a species can conceivably gain. But we, in our hubris immediately thought of ourselves as literal gods of dominion. In the end, free will holds us accountable: in thought, word, and deed. Use your words wisely.
May the Word be with you.