December 14, 2018 | Jon Mostad
"Language is My World's Borders" is a statement from the well-known European language philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951). This statement gives me great confidence. Where I do not have any language, I do not have anny world. In this blog I would like to elaborate some views on language. I leave Wittgenstein here and follow my own thoughts.
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Language and energy
The theme for last week's blog was "Let the chakras do the talking». You can benefit from reading that text if you want to read this one. Of course, you can also read the texts independently of each other. After years of work within studies, teaching and in practical work with communication, I have discovered the importance of subconscious energies that gives our language a dimension that is unknown to most. These energies are linked to our energy body. The body that surrounds our physical body and makes life possible. You can read more about our bodies in last week's text.
I am working on moving people - mentally and by actions. It may sounds a bit fierce. I do not use hooks or cranes, I use the language. Has language the capacity to move people? Yes, it has. I can outline three main forms where language is an important tool in the relocation of peoples mental strength and actions in practice. All three forms use the language, but especially one of the main forms is the basis of the connection between thought and words. I will explain further.
* The cognitive tradition
My background in academics is developed from educational science, which is a major science field. The part of the educational science I am related, focuses on the connection between thoughts and language. We usually call it the cognitive tradition. We are particularly concerned with how the brain builds mental patterns, draws up of performances, constructs solutions, reflects on experiences, and draws attention to action strategies. In this tradition you will find both cognitive educators (like me) and you will find cognitive psychologists. We who work in this tradition use the mind as a tool for relocations.
* The psychotherapeutic tradition
I have colleagues working differently than me. They obviously also use the language, but the language is not the main tool in the move. Colleagues in this tradition use sensors as I use thoughts. Here, they help their clients recognize feelings, read the body's experience of well-being and discomfort, notice emotional blockages as physical phenomena. My colleagues who work through imagine feelings more than thoughts, is often called psycho-therapists. Where I work with the thought and of course talk about emotions, my colleagues work with emotions and talk about thoughts.
* The energetic tradition
The third category coworkers are working differently. Where I work with the mind and others with emotions, they work with energies. Everything is energy, you might invigorate? I agree. Everything is energy. All three perspectives work fundamentally with energies. What makes this third perspective an independently perspective for me, is the focus on energy it self. The third way is based on the knowledge of an energy body that accommodates the physical body of the legs, muscles and nerves. The work in this independent perspective is about identifying blockages, solving them and creating energy flow. For energy work too, you need a spoken language.
I give you these three main perspectives so that you can see a larger landscape in front of you. All three directions involve words, emotions and energies. However, each of the directions is specialized in their specific tool. As I feel most at home in the cognitive tradition, I will say a little more about the language and the meaning of thoughts in my work.
You are the one you decide to become
The notion that reality is created by the thoughts lies deeply in the great religious narratives. I see these stories as hidden and forgotten knowledge of a science that was given to Man infinitely long before our timeline. In other texts on my blog, you will find this topic further commented. Within the framework of this text I do not focus on this topic, but in others of my texts you will find my reflections upon it.
"You are the one you decide to become" is not just an ancient spiritual spectacle. It is most relevant in today's future research. Within the scenario methodology of future research, the thesis is that you can choose the desired future among several future images and attract the desired image. The idea is philosophical, it is actually spiritual and it is vital. You can choose your future and attract it! Analyzes, tools and methods are available.
The language is all
We all have a language. We use the language for mostly everything. People have the ability to express themselves through the spoken language. Anyone who does not have that opportunity, usually speaks through sign language. The power of the language has many sides. For a long time I took the language as a matter of course. As I studied and taught communication, I became more and more humbled by the power of language. Words create reality and the word seen by me, is a being - an energy being. Words live.
In the cognitive tradition that I am committed to, the language is used to involve, empower and create actions. When I support a person to find a way out of a problem, I have the language, mind, will and actions as my most important helpers. The language is a powerful helper. The language is also a powerful seducer. As much as the language can help you find a way to the desired future, the language can lead you deeper into the problem. Words create, as said, reality and reality has many faces.
How do I use the language when I involve, empower and create action? The question is important and comprehensive and blows the frame for a first consideration that "the language is all". I'll see if these are topics I can turn back on in later texts. If you look at my texts you will also find my ideas about the forceless language - the language that is without the ability to speak forcefully. A language in which the grammar of force is closed down and replaced by the dialectics of sourcefullness. A feminine language, for use across genders.
We’ll meet may be there.