There was a time when I would live within the meaning of language.
My focus was not on the language, it was on what the language meant to me.
When I say "language," I'm referring to any words I hear or read on any medium.
In my early years, I lived within the meaning of language.
My meaning of language.
I began to see that others could have a different meaning with words than I do.
When I became aware of my meaning, and the meaning others hold in language, I then began to see beyond the meaning.
When I heard or read language instead of being captivated by meaning I began to see differently.
I began to see what is true for those around me.
I began to pay attention to the nuances and shifts in energy as others spoke.
I began to notice how fast, or slow, others spoke.
Instead of listening and thinking, "This is truth" I began to think, "This is what is true for the author."
This allowed me to examine the world around me and what I decided to accept.
When I lived within the meaning of language, I could often find myself powerless to the meaning.
Powerless to another person's version of reality that they had learned to create for themselves.
When I learned to better understand the context of language, I found myself having power over my language.
No longer did it have power over me.
How do you relate to language?