A blog based on the book “The Mosaic.”
A language with an infinite number of words isn’t practical. We are forced to summarize our sensory impressions in some tens of thousands of words, establishing colorful plants as “flowers,” and generalizing rose-like flowers as “roses” so that we can talk with one another about roses.
Words Are Abstractions
Each word places a layer of imagination in front of reality, without adding anything to it. There’s no left or right in REALITY, which explains why many people have issues discerning them. Also, there are no seasons, just phases in which Earth is aligned differently to the sun. And we all know this moment when we stop mid-sentence, in search of the right word, although its meaning is on the tip of our tongue. The real world isn’t made up of concepts; instead, it requires habits, knowledge, and memory hooks to orient oneself in a realm of distinctions.
Thus, the real world is scaled down by our language, by our thoughts, and by our knowledge. All knowledge stays in the realm of the thinkable, which explains our longing for higher answers.
Language Defines Our Worldview
Words, sentences, and grammar are like “pens of the mind” with which we “describe” the indescribable reality. As a result, language and life are deeply connected, and different native languages denote different ways of thinking, perceiving, and functioning.
But our language has limits and doesn’t even contain a word to explain this fact. Language may only lead us to the edge of our mind by making use of knowledge, comparisons, or contradictions so that our SELF realizes everything else upon arrival.
The mind, however, is no reliable thing.
The Truth Is Greater Than Our Understanding
We understand things that turn out to be false and doubt things that turn out to be right, which shows that understanding isn’t based on factual correctness. A personal feeling of rightness suffices.
To overcome this automatic state of unknowing we need to develop our mind, improve a tool that we are using. And every improvement begins with knowing the potential. There are different “levels” of mind, beyond the shadow of a doubt, which we can discover both through our own experience and the accounts of others. Here’s a trail map and travel recommendations to all wanderers on their ascent:
The Defective Mind
Sometimes, when deeply unconscious or lost in negative emotions, your mind becomes defective and thinks like this: Roses have thorns, and thorns are bad. Therefore, roses are bad.
Mathematical Equation: A = –A
The Human Mind
When you deeply believe in your worldview and in the words of your language, you are in the human mind. Sometimes, it’s use is quite effective getting things done. But when you use it constantly without ever leaving it, you start to experience a lack of purpose and connection. The human mind’s logic is limited, as it exists within language, unable to see or leave its limitations. Your thinking is imprecise, frequently turns in circles, and thinks like this: A rose is a rose. What else should it be?
Mathematical Equation: A = A
The Psychological Mind
When you discover the limitations of your worldview and recognize to know nothing because all “knowledge” is relative, you ascend into the psychological mind. You gain access to n-dimensional logic. Your thinking will become not only effective but also efficient. You get the right things done. In our language, this life-changing event will appear to you as spiritual experience. The psychological mind thinks like this: A rose is not really a rose. That’s why we call it a rose.
Mathematical Equation: A ≠ A
Fully Awakened Mindfulness
Upon awakening from the mind, only mindfulness remains. Pure awareness. Enlightened consciousness observing thoughts that float through the observation and can be let go or linked together. You receive the ability to deliberately manifest your reality. When fully awake, you experience like this: Even the distinction between a rose and a not-rose is not really a distinction.
Mathematical Equation: 1