Last week I explained how we live in a dualistic universe in which for any “thing” or concept to exist, we must distinguish between it and a not-that-thing or concept. Our most important tool for making distinctions and creating our reality is language.

As Edward Sapir, a noted anthropologist, has said:

Human beings do not live in the objective world alone, nor alone in the world of social activity as ordinarily understood, but are very much at the mercy of a particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society. The fact of the matter is that their “real world” is to a large extent unconsciously built up in the language habits of the group. . . . We see and hear and otherwise experience very largely as we do because the language habits of our community predispose certain choices of interpretation.

Language is far more than a tool for communication. The word “language” comes from logos, which means category or concept. With language we categorize, distinguish, and create the universe. Ultimately, we perceive the world according to our language. For example, when we think in English, we perceive a world made up primarily of objects: people, trees, and houses. These objects do things or have things done to them using verbs. We literally see everything in the world in this fashion. We don’t perceive “things out there” because there really are things out there. That just happens to be our worldview, because in our language there is a subject, which acts upon an object, which exists independently of the subject. In the English language, independent entities (subjects and objects) are primary, rather than processes or relationships. That’s not true in every language.

As Ralph Strauch points out in his book The Reality Illusion:

Some languages are structured around quite different basic word- categories and relationships. They project very different pictures of the basic nature of reality as a result. The language of the Nootka Indians in the Pacific Northwest, for example, has only one principle word-category; it denotes happenings or events. A verbal form like “eventing” might better describe this word-category, except that such a form doesn’t sound right in English, with its emphasis on noun forms. We might think of Nootka as composed entirely of verbs, except that they take no subjects or objects as English verbs do. The Nootka, then, perceive the world as a stream of transient events, rather than as the collection of more or less permanent objects which we see. Even something which we see clearly as a physical object, like a house, the Nootka perceive of as a long-lived temporal event. The literal English translation of the Nootka concept might be something like “housing occurs;” or “it houses.

In a discussion of this point, Nobel Prize winning physicist Werner Heisenberg said:

What we are observing is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning. And how do we question? All of our methods of interrogating nature depend on language—and it is the very nature of language to refer to things. We therefore think in terms of things. How can we possibly think of nonthings, nothings, nothing? In our very forms of thought we instinctively divide the world into subjects and objects, thinkers and things, mind and matter. This division seems so natural that it has been presumed a basic maxim of objective science.

A dramatic (and sobering!) example of how language determines the distinctions we make can be found in the specific technical language that is used to describe nuclear weapons and arms control. Carol Cohn, a senior research fellow at the Center for Psychological Studies in the Nuclear Age, Cambridge, Massachusetts, spent a year as a visiting scholar at a defense studies center. She published some of her experiences in the Summer 1987 issue of SIGNS: The Journal of Women in Culture and Society, ©1987 by The University of Chicago Press, in an article titled “Nuclear Language and How We Learned to Pat the Bomb.”  She wrote:

The better I became at this discourse

[of arms control], the more difficult it became to express my own ideas and values. While the language included things I had never been able to speak about before, it radically excluded others. To pick a bald example, the word “peace” is not a part of this discourse. As close as one can come to it is “strategic stability’ a term that refers to a balance of numbers and types of weapons systems—not the political, social, economic, and psychological conditions that “peace” implies.

If I was unable to speak my concerns in this language, more disturbing still was that I also began to find it harder to keep them in my own head. No matter how firm my own commitment to staying aware of the bloody reality behind the words, over and over I found that I could not keep human lives as my reference point….

I was so involved in the military justifications for not using nuclear weapons—as though the moral ones were not enough. What I was actually talking about—the mass incineration of a nuclear attack—was no longer in my head.

As I learned to speak [this new language], I no longer stood outside the impenetrable wall of technostrategic language, and once inside, I could no longer see it. I had not only learned to speak a language: I had started to think in it. Its questions became my questions, its concepts shaped my responses to new ideas. (Emphasis added).

To reduce all this to the simplest possible statement: For us, reality is the way we experience it, which is rarely how it actually is.  And our experience of reality is largely a function of our beliefs about reality, how reality occurs for us, and the language we use to describe reality.

Do you have any comments on how our language determines how we perceive “reality”?

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  10. Kate Gladstone July 30, 2010 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    Of course, your willingness — and mine — to put linguistic facts above linguistic guesswork shows that neither of us believes that language creates the rest of reality.

    If we believed that (as Mr. Lefkoe says he does), then we would have to believe that uttering a false etymology made it the real etymology.

    • Eva August 2, 2010 at 9:16 am - Reply

      We have to be careful, here. There is never a black and white with language. False etymology can never be magically transformed into real etymology, because that is an issue of historical fact. It can, however, be transformed into present day connotation.

      This is why we are not being truly racist against Irish people when we use the word hooligan, nor are we racist against Mexicans when we use the word marijuana. The fact that these terms got their start in the English lexicon as linguistic tools of racist sensationalism no longer impacts the reality associated with use of that word.

      As for language creating reality, we could also look at it as reality creates language. It’s a chicken and egg problem. But according to Lefkoe, language is a strong force in belief. I think I could agree with this, even if his awful attempt to use etymology to present a credible foundation for what he goes on to say in this article makes my skin crawl, hehe.

      • Morty Lefkoe August 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm - Reply

        Hi Eva,

        Sorry what I wrote made your “skin crawl.”

        I never claimed to be infallible and in turning out a 1200-1400 word blog post weekly, along with interviews and papers and web sites and video programs, I’m sure I make a bunch of mistakes.

        In fact, I don’t even claim that anything I say is “the truth.” I do think what I say is a useful “a truth” most of the time.

        And I think it is a useful “a truth” that the very nature of our language has a powerful influence on the way we perceive reality.

        Thanks for joining the conversation.

        Regards, Morty

        • Eva August 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm - Reply

          Morty, there is no need to get defensive. Faux etymology is a touchy subject for linguists, and I certainly never called into question whether you are perfect or make lots of mistakes on a regular basis. If you’re ever curious about where other words come from, check out this site – http://www.etymonline.com/

          • Morty Lefkoe August 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm

            Hi Eva,

            I didn’t think I was defensive.

            I was only acknowledging that I made a mistake and probably make others too. And that that’s OK with me.

            And thanks for giving me the correct etymology for language, which I had read in some book many years ago.

            And thanks for being part of the conversation.

            Regards, Morty

        • John March 22, 2018 at 12:48 pm - Reply

          Your article seems to me to be in agreement with the Zen understanding as i understand it. (Of course it can’t be stated in language without being inaccurate and self -contradictory, but here goes) That the objective world is essentially one, and that the appearance of separate things- the this-thing and not-this-thing that you mentioned creates the illusion of having a separate existence. Basically we mistake our idea or concept for something concrete. And even our ideas about concrete things only describe the objects in certain terms and along certain lines, not realizing that an object could be used or valued in almost infinite ways, radically changing our concept of it.
          Thank you for your insights.

  11. Kate Gladstone July 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Re:
    “The word ‘language’ comes from logos, which means category or concept. ”

    No, it comes from ‘lingua,’ which means ‘tongue.’

    The next time you write about language, get your etymologies straight.

    • Eva July 30, 2010 at 6:10 pm - Reply

      Kate, I was just about to correct the etymology myself.

      I’m a linguist and I’m sensitive about these things.

  12. Karl June 23, 2010 at 6:28 am - Reply

    Hi there,

    another “nice” concept that causes a LOT trouble comes from the usage of the word _environment_to describe the natural world we live with.

    From to environ = to surround, around, circle.

    That implies that we are NOT a part of nature and therefor are not affected by what we do to nature.

    What if instead we used a word like “livingment”, “source of life”, “foundation” or good old “mother earth”?

    Go on
    Karl

    PS: It takes more guts to kill brother bull than to make beef.

    • Morty Lefkoe June 23, 2010 at 7:55 am - Reply

      Hi Karl,

      Good example. There are so many ways in which the words we use influence us.

      Regards, Morty

  13. Val June 20, 2010 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    I’ve become much more aware of the words I use and how I use them. It amazes me how often I use words like should, need to, I’d better. All reflective of the way I was spoken to by well meaning family members and controlling authority figures. I’m not trying to be bossy, but it probably sounds that way!

    It’s one of my goals to stop those words in thought and spoken in their tracks and change them to ‘more allowing’ words which feel so much better.

    • Morty Lefkoe August 2, 2010 at 12:46 pm - Reply

      Hi Val,

      Congratulations on becoming aware of your language and its implications.

      Good luck on changing it.

      Regards, Morty

  14. Arlo June 14, 2010 at 12:15 am - Reply

    Regarding “reality,” the English poet, Blake, said, “That which seems to be, is, to those to whom it seems to be!”

    That pretty well covers it!

    • Morty Lefkoe June 15, 2010 at 3:12 pm - Reply

      Hi Arlo,

      Blake said a lot of insightful things. I think he was a “master” who also happened to be a poet.

      Thanks for the reminder.

      Regards, Morty

  15. Gunasekhar June 13, 2010 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Hello Morty,
    I bought your book and had been working with eliminating beliefs. The most interesting part is experiencing me as the creator of my experience. That was the rarest experiences I ever had. I always wanted to be in that state. But with a gap of few days, I am disconnected with that extraordinary state of consciousness. I want it back. What do you suggest to keep that state permanent, in every day life?

    • Morty Lefkoe June 15, 2010 at 3:17 pm - Reply

      Hi Gunasekhar,

      Thanks so much for your interest in our work.

      The best way to get into the “creator” space is to use the Who Am I Really? Process regularly. After you’ve eliminated at least one or two beliefs, you can just play that program any time you want. You can even download it and put it on your iPod or other MP3 device.

      It is included as part of all the packages we sell.

      My experience is that after doing it many, many times, I can get into that state almost at will. But as long as we are also a creation, I don’t think most of us will ever live as a human being in that state ALL the time.

      Regards, Morty

  16. Michael D Walker June 13, 2010 at 5:08 am - Reply

    Hi Morty,

    Thanks for this excellent post on how our language determines our reality. I’m a firm believer that how we use words and what meaning we imbue them with can make a dramatic difference in our reality.

    Coincidentally, I recently did a blog post about how we use and perceive the meaning of the word “fail”.

    If you’re interested, you can read it (it’s a quick read) here

    Succeed or Fail

    Keep up the great work!

    Michael

    P.S. If you don’t allow links, I certainly will understand if edit out the link. Sure don’t want to annoy you. Really enjoy your posts!

    • Morty Lefkoe June 15, 2010 at 3:19 pm - Reply

      Hi Michael,

      I tried to read your blog post but your link didn’t work.

      No problem in leaving a link if it’s to something my readers will find valuable.

      Glad you are finding my posts useful.

      Regards, Morty

      • Michael D Walker June 15, 2010 at 3:39 pm - Reply

        Hi Morty,

        Sorry about that…something with the way I tried to make it a link somehow goofed it up.

        Here’s the url for the post:

        http://TheSuccessSecrets.net/the-success-secrets-succeed-or-fail

        It ties right into your whole point about language determining our reality because in my post I break down the word “fail” and how we’re often programmed to see it as the opposite of success.

        Again, keep up the great work. They should make your work available in high schools across the country–it would have a tremendous impact on our society’s future!

        Cheers!

        Michael

        • Morty Lefkoe June 15, 2010 at 4:01 pm - Reply

          Michael,

          Just read your post. Excellent. Thanks for the link.

          I’d love to get our work into the high schools. We need more research to prove the effectiveness of The Lefkoe Method.

          We’ll get there.

          Regards, Morty

  17. *Soul June 11, 2010 at 3:08 am - Reply

    For your edification (yes, you reading this today):

    Touch me
    Feed me
    coddle me
    hug me
    show me
    see me
    invite me
    teach me
    nurture me

    ichoseyoumomanddad.andeventhoughidonotknowthisnewideayoucalllanguageicanstillfeelyou.Icanhearthemelodyandtoneofyourvoice,icanhearthemusicinyourhearts.Ifeelsuchloveforyouboth.

    I………..toooo………..will…………………….oneday……………..learn…………………….to…………………..speak. …….I……………hope……………………my…………..voice……………….will………………please…………….you.

    I still remember when it took no *time* to be heard. My thoughts took c-e-n-t-u-r-i-e-s…….t…o…….express. And sometimes, no timeatall.

    Your people on your planet, are separated not by space, but by language – and your wars are fought mostly with young men who do not understand one another, literally.

    Watch your tone, young man ! And I tell you today, that is what you are after ! Your words are gibberish – and while they certainly try to objectify your feeling (if you are honest with yourself), often they are unclear.

    For those of you discussing language here today, I say :

    You do not know how you will finish a sentence when you start to speak, so how do you propose to validate the feeling behind them?

    evolsiegaugnal

    Love is the universe – Love is the feeling-tone, Love is, in your terms of language, the whole. Love is the music, the harmony, the archetype of the heavens on earth –

    I am trying to speak in words you dnatsrednu, and in a time f…….r…….a.m……e.w……..o……..r……..k that fits your neuronal structure. If by example it took me 50 of your years to say a sentence……………………….

    You hate that which separates you from a loved object. “I want your love, mom and dad, why do you treat me this way, why cant we work it out?” And so you see, hatred is born. Yet it is part of love, for the feeling of love is what you seek. When learning to speak your languages, in your schools, you are already in conflict with your feelings, you see.

    You are learning to play with creative energies – t….h….a….t…….h…..a….v..e…..n….o……p…h…y…s…i…c..a..l……voice. And take no ttttttttttttttttiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeee to communicate them.

    You are learning to think aright, period. So take it easy ! You are learning to express your f.e.e.l.i.n.g.s in physical terms of letters and symbols, no small task !!

    I hope to have given you a good laugh, in your terms, today – It wouldn’t hurt to laugh more often, you see.

    Best regards on your journey

  18. Serena June 9, 2010 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Wow, I must agree with Lauren. It is amazing to be able to describe and “put into words” concepts that really aren’t tangible like this. My mom always said “Words are living things.” And after reading this article, I’m beginning to understand how that could be if how I describe a certain situation is really how I “see” that situation, and that creates my reality. But if I choose to describe a situation differently by choosing words that could conjure up a better reality (i.e. “It’s a disaster!” vs. “What a great opportunity!”) my whole view-point would be changed! Morty, do you think pessimists could change their whole view-point on life by speaking a different way (using better descriptive words to “see” a bad situation as good, and thus experiencing it as a good experience somehow?) I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

    • Morty Lefkoe June 15, 2010 at 3:34 pm - Reply

      Hi Serena,

      What you are suggesting is part of the process of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Yes, describing reality positively versus negatively would change how people experience life.

      The problem is, how we perceive life is a function of our beliefs and conditionings and we can’t just “want” to be positive. Negative beliefs about ourselves and life will result in a negative sense about reality.

      You can dissolve negative ways in which reality occurs for you by using the Lefkoe Occurring Process.

      Regards, Morty

  19. magdolna mb j June 9, 2010 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    living in the now is how to get through these days of unwisdom in how we’re lead…!!

    if had peace contentment love joy commitment kindness care giving shown to you then you will have the peace that passes understanding as the song goes ive got the joy joy way down in my heart to stay thats what gets me through..!!

    then the promises in the good book & our fathers prayer to the many mansions in heaven that will be on earth..!!!

    so while the leaders are preparing us for war we’re meant to grow rubber reinforcing with glass web so all of gods creatures can be protected as in heaven…!!!

    nameste blessings & glory & honor are yours lord thank you for your wisdom that keeps growing to protect us…!!!

    mbm j

    • Morty Lefkoe June 15, 2010 at 3:30 pm - Reply

      Hi Magdolna,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog post and share your thoughts with everyone.

      Regards, Morty

  20. CRICKETT June 9, 2010 at 10:40 am - Reply

    I think language influences our reality as does anything else percieved by us while we’re spirit in a physical manifestation. It’s limiting.

    As an interesting side note the Lakota have no word for ‘me’. When they speak of an individual they communicate All.

    • Morty Lefkoe June 15, 2010 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      Hi Crickett,

      Thanks for the additional info about the Lakota not having a word for “me.”

      Regards, Morty

  21. Angela June 9, 2010 at 9:11 am - Reply

    One funny way language creates reality is the practice of sensationalizing our experience:
    “This is a complete catastrophe!”
    “I was DEVASTATED!”
    “I’m floored!”
    “What a tragedy!”

    …. Whereas a slight shift in language (“I’m feeling inconvenienced by this”) can utterly change how the situation is occurring — and a transformational shift in language: (“What an opportunity this is for me to make a positive difference!”) transforms reality.

    • Michael June 9, 2010 at 1:32 pm - Reply

      @Angela: So this is exactly from Albert Ellis, why don’t you tell people where you got your “wisdom” from?

      • Angela June 9, 2010 at 2:18 pm - Reply

        Hi, Michael — I had never heard of Albert Ellis before – had to look him up on wikipedia. Thanks for the reference! I’ve heard of cognitive behavioral therapy, which wiki tells me he founded, but I don’t know anything about it — not consciously, anyway. ;) For me, this particular piece of “wisdom” (such as it is) I got first hand – from listening to people — including myself! – use histrionic language, and sensing how our state changes when we do it, and how it shifts again when we change the language we’re using.

        • Michael June 9, 2010 at 9:08 pm - Reply

          Hi Angela,

          thanks for your reply and sorry for “accusing” you. What you said coud have been directly out of one of Ellis’ books. It is one of his strategies for fighting against/replacing irrational thoughts (from the 1950’s).

          Michael

    • Morty Lefkoe June 15, 2010 at 3:26 pm - Reply

      Hi Angela,

      The way we describe our experiences is largely a function of our beliefs. So we can change how our reality “occurs” for us either by changing our beliefs or by using the Lefkoe Occurring Process to dissolve the occurring and be left with nothing but unadorned “reality.”

      Regards, Morty

      • Angela June 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm - Reply

        You’re preachin’ to the choir, Morty! Effecting change at the levels of language, belief, attitude, values, identity, and purpose — all tools I like to use. Although the higher up that ladder of levels, the more effective, lasting, and more *breakthrough* the results tend to be, in my experience.

  22. Lauren June 9, 2010 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Morty,
    What a powerful article! As someone who writes poetry, some times it is difficult to find the word that describes a feeling or situation or person. Even when I’m speaking about something profound I’ve learned, it’s hard to atriculate. English lacks a word or set of words to describe, for instance, the feeling growing inside me as I journey through the Natural Confidence program. I suppose you could call it “freeing”, but that lacks the power I’m feeling.
    The military has its own peculiar culture so that concepts like “strategic stability” make sense to them when it scares the hell out of everyone else.
    I think the Who Am I Really process is an excellent way to distinguish the creator from the creation. We created the game and in some cases we’ve created such a complex one we’ve forgotten we’re the creators of it. Or the language. Or recognize actuality because most of us are afraid to admit any responsibility in our own lives let alone how that impacts the world.
    I’ve also written personal poetry honoring the person who has passed. I can look at that person’s life and I can concentrate on the negative happenings in his or her life or I can focus on who that person was in his soul. I must succeed because family and friends have commented that, “You said it just the way we felt.”
    One thing I do know is that language separates as much it tries to bring together people. What is the pure language that transcends cultural barriers and allows us all to see one another as we truly are ? Also noticable is the name cultures give themselves to a great extent means, “The People” and anyone outside the particular group is “Not People”.
    I also experienced a sense of Oneness when I was eighteen and then wrote a poem describing it. The words weren’t anywhere close to what I learned but at the time they were what I had to work with. The one thing I’ve noticed is that English is willing to take words from other languages and expand. This also reminds me of the book “1984” which left me with cold sweats when I read it. It was basically about how a government entity manipulated words so that people would accept whatever it said such as “War is peace. Peace is war.”
    Anyway, I hope there are more comments on this subject; I am learning so much from everyone….and as limited as it is language is the way we communicate.

  23. Amy June 9, 2010 at 8:03 am - Reply

    This may be a simplified example, but it is in the forefront of my experiences right now and I’d like to share it. I have recently begun eating vegan. One of the fundamental shifts that takes place during this transition is the re-definition of words on a deep personal level; ‘meat’ feels different to me. It feels closer to ‘flesh’. ‘Beef’, ‘milk’ and ‘egg’ don’t feel like they are parts of a healthy diet. They mean animal parts and by-products. Heck, ‘food’ feels different to me now. And I’ve come to believe that in the same way that factory farms hide their physical plants and processes from the public, we have hidden the reality of eating animals with the language we choose.

    • Morty Lefkoe June 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      Hi Amy,

      Thanks for your contribution. Great examples.

      Regards, Morty

  24. Ron Doyle June 9, 2010 at 7:50 am - Reply

    Yes very important thank you Morty and as you are the expert in beliefs and have a system I invite you to look into Conscious Language with my Great friend Robert Tennyson Stevens he has awesome language upgrades and I believe there is a connection you could make with him to combine what you are doing to give even more value to your Great system… Enjoy and God Bless

    • Morty Lefkoe June 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      Hi Ron,

      Thanks for the suggestion.

      Have a great day.

      Regards, Morty

  25. William June 9, 2010 at 7:00 am - Reply

    Thanks Soul, your words unfolded perfectly into my space.

  26. Justine June 9, 2010 at 5:59 am - Reply

    My PhD thesis deals with the cognitive habits of lawyers, which centre on role differentiation, morality differentiation, and all sorts of other linguistic tools to separate themselves as individuals from their professional behaviour and self-concepts. It’s fascinating, if a little disturbing.

    • Morty Lefkoe June 14, 2010 at 5:46 am - Reply

      Hi Justine,

      Thanks for pointing out another way in which language is being used to to make distinctions that determine our thinking.

      There are probably many others.

      Regards, Morty

  27. Martin Rutte June 9, 2010 at 5:33 am - Reply

    Morty:

    A BRILLIANT article.

    Well done.

    • Morty Lefkoe June 10, 2010 at 3:33 pm - Reply

      Hi Martin,

      Glad you liked it.

      See you next month at TLC in NM. Can’t wait to see you.

      Love, Morty

  28. sonia June 9, 2010 at 4:07 am - Reply

    Steven…the future ‘glorious’? you are ahead of me. I think that the future will just BE.

  29. *Soul June 9, 2010 at 3:43 am - Reply

    It’s early this morning, 7am EST. I find myself waking up with nature, on my patio, as I usually do, watching the sun rise. As it does, creatures come alive. I hear the birds sing, the wind through the trees – all the language * of the different species come alive in a sort of dance – a celebration it seems as they awaken from the darkness of the night.

    Dead to the dark, alive to the light, for now all creaturehood can see the distinctions* in 3D space. “What I am not, has come alive – and it has a voice”

    Now, the parallel you are making, although you are unaware of it – is the *dependancy* of distinction – and language. You are moving through knowledge, in a metaphysical sense – taking in the scenery, and trying to *describe what you see !

    Now, words are symbolic – as of course you need to label objects to give them meaning *

    Your letters allow you to objectify an illusion –

    Lets apply your theory of duality as well, I am telling you that language, and music, depends upon what is not to determine what is*

    You have a page of letters in a book, each grouping of words separated by space* – And it is that very space the defines the “sentence”, or the musical note in a composition. Your spaces are just as important (your empty space) – as the space that is considered *filled – In your music, the pause defines the note –

    So, as you travel your metaphysical roads, you see one theory leads to the next, and so you begin to question them, ever growing and unfolding *into itself*.

    Your favorite chair is not you – and there is space to define that. Your languages follow the archetype* .

    A step further, some creatures hear only your pauses * –

    Consciousness lives in your empty space * So it is very important now, to understand how important the activity within *nothingness is * The atoms are attracted from that void – to create your bodies and 3D objects.

    ***I am telling you, that you unfold – INTO space – as you move through it – attracting those molecules to build your objects, and bodies – for space is an illusion – and you really go *no-where-

    But that is getting ahead of ourselves, for those so inclined it can be a good thought to ponder !

    Lastly, for the end of today’s essay – Language is *Thermal*

    It exists ultimately as a climate – and felt as a *Feeling* – For after all of you reading this leave your bodies – You will no longer need your dictionaries.

    Who am I? I am Soul, and I want you to remember – use your spaces wisely on your planet – and in your language, and music – for space gives meaning to it all.

    Best regards to you all

    • Silvia A. Ramos June 10, 2010 at 2:52 am - Reply

      Soul, you are way ahead this place and this world, even though you are “here”. I think I am meeting you in the space/no-space, time/no-time, just… It is difficult to write it. Why to write it, anyways? Thanks for being.

      • *Soul June 10, 2010 at 4:17 am - Reply

        I do not come here to lecture you as children, although I say it is children that you aspire to be* Language is always filtered through individual beliefs, communication wise you use the cards you were dealt.

        You are surface creatures, entranced by the fantastic creations before you. You behold your 3D space and your bodies, mesmerized by a magician you call God (capitol G). 2000 years ago a man came to tell you of your own responsibility, yet even today you forsake that life and throw stones.

        For your technology is paramount, your views of life skim the surface of events and measure experience with earth made objects. Blind to the aspects far greater than you can see. You look at your physical lives as you would look into the sun, blinded by the great light – for intense light causes darkness to fall upon you, you simply cannot see.

        Your discourse here, in terms of language, is only true to the physical man, who sees no-more. Who cannot see, for the light within is so intense, you are afraid of it – and blinded. You are here because you wish to challenge beliefs, some of you would prefer to kill the self entirely, using drugs, alcohol, and the like. But even those with “systems” to change beliefs, merely replace one to the other”

        I tell you your right eye does not ask permission from the left to see* – And your heart beats on its own – to the behest often times *of your – beliefs. For your bodies seek their own *fulfillment – your cells follow that cooperative venture with a vitality and joy that you have forgotten*

        Physical life has encapsulated you in a fog of misunderstanding, thy purpose is so apparent, you see. Your only* purpose is to learn the use of your creative energies – to marvel at that creation with awe – and take responsibility of-it. I tell you that a hurricane is an expression of your power, that if you are within one, you helped form it, and now you must deal with it. Who are you in that case? Instead you look at nature and deny your hand in it, blaming it on some outside force that can kill you against your will.

        In any case, you look at your own power – miraculously cast outside yourself in an explosion of tremendous psychic energy, thus the magician falls prey to his magic acts.

        When I speak with all- of-you, using language now (laughing), it is of a different sort than you are used to – Your beliefs could cast these words aside as fool hearty*, yet I am not speaking to your beliefs, that would be insurmountable in your current state-

        You are not bad until proven good* (forgive me) – Hopefully you will all begin to question your ideas about your lives, your world, and who you are – Do not look to scholars as this blog would suggest, but sit quietly and do your own work, it is a noble endeavor indeed.

        Best regards

        • * Soul June 10, 2010 at 7:36 am - Reply

          This will not add to my reputation, lol. However I was drawn here, I dont ask why – my words throughout this blog is channeled. I sit and type – and allow it to flow – Im always sure there is a reason, although I do not ask –

          In the above, I found myself laughing, and included that in parenthesis. Im used to it by now, and I dont restrict my thoughts, I hope I have not offended any reader – it comes from love.

        • trisha May 13, 2014 at 1:02 pm - Reply

          Soul, is it possible to use language to describe the motivation of transcendant perspectives to communicate to surface perspectives? and would it be beneficial for surface perspectives to know the motivation? if yes, would you kindly do so?

    • Morty Lefkoe June 10, 2010 at 3:29 pm - Reply

      Hi “soul”

      Thanks for being a part of our conversations.

      Have a great day.

      Regards, Morty

  30. Steven June 9, 2010 at 3:08 am - Reply

    Very interesting and LIBERATING. This is proof that conciousness is expanding. In spite of the gloom and doom coming at us via the media it appears that what lies ahead will be glorious. Great time to be alive. Warmly, Steven

    • Morty Lefkoe June 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      Hi Steven,

      As long as we can keep creating our experience of life by eliminating beliefs and changing our occurring, it is not as important what is going on around us.

      Thanks for taking the time to write.

      Regards, Morty

  31. Leila June 9, 2010 at 2:01 am - Reply

    Hi Morty, I love this post showing clearly (especially in the excerpt from Carol Cohn) how the language we use creates the reality we perceive. I heard Tony Robbins say that whatever question you ask, your brain will answer to it – so be careful how you frame your questions. I think this relates to what you’re saying.

    • Morty Lefkoe June 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm - Reply

      Hi Carol,

      I guess most of us are stuck with the language we learned as a child, but we still can at least be aware of how we use language.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

      Regards, Morty

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