Monday, October 31, 2011

Rhythm Of The Silence

Similarly our thoughts and feelings are affections or properties of several souls, which are substances, but again not wholly in their own right, for they are modes of the still deeper substance ‘spirit.’ Nominalists according adopt the opinion that substance is a spurious idea due to our inveterate human trick of turning names into things. Phenomena come in groups and each group gets a name. The name supports the group, and scholasticism has taken the notion of substance from common sense and made it very technical and articulate.

William James in his third lecture to Lowell Institute in 1906 instigates thought about thought. If thought does not adhere or cohere with something else it is abandoned in some pragmatic schools, but the bare cohesion of thought is enough to create a crack in our rigid belief structure about the nature of the self. We look at a world of substance through our eyes as well as the eyes of others, and create a reality based on beliefs. We become a cohesive group that creates what we believe and discount all other groups that do not conform to our sensitive motivations.

In substance, language has nothing to do with words. Verbal language emerged when a portion of the self forgot its identification with nature. Nature became a separate substance, and we had to express our emotions in a physical way. Language began as man tried to express love for the natural world of which he was a whole part, but a forgetful one.

Emotional magnificence is the substance that gives each person the ability to release their emotions, and that energy is experienced through nature’s changes. Weather conditions and emotions are a cohesive substance. Our inner condition cause exterior climate changes, but this bare cohesion is not recognized as a valid substance. Our inner sounds act like layers between our tissue and coat our molecules, and they serve as exterior models that produce body rhythms. The substance of language is only meaningful because of the rhythm of the silence that creates it. Meaning comes from the pauses between the sounds as well as the sounds themselves. The breath’s integrity is a by- product of the give and take between the cells, the tissue, and the expression of our molecular competence.

The substance of our language is the result of an inner communication that is too fast for us to follow. It involves subjective as well as corporal realities, and it has meaning on several levels. Language does follow our perceptions, but the sound structure beneath our language does not. The substance of common sense is rooted in a group of thoughts that form from the objective language of the now, and it is molded so it conforms to accepted beliefs that give reality substance. That substance is separated expression that continues to expand as our belief system expands. The rhythm of silence continues to move us through several realities, and we continue to become homogenized spirit substance as we as an individual identity in the process.

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