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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %LANGUAGE EXAMPLE VISION IMAGE PICTURE DIMENSION 900209 We think and communicate through and with the use of language. Creative thought rises from levels which are not encompassed by conscious language and becomes expressed through the symbols of conscious language. We become conscious of such creative thoughts as we find ways to give them expression through the means of the symbols of language by which we can clarify and communicate creative insights to ourselves and others. Spoken and written language makes use of combinations of words and phrases which point to ideas, thoughts, relationships, feelings, etc. for which we do not have clearly defined words. Our thoughts and perceptions are limited in part by the limitations of our vocabulary of words, symbols, phrases and languages. Not all language is composed of verbal words. There are also the languages of body movement and posture, touching, presence, painting, sculpture, dance, drawing, music, movies, dramas, television, models, visions, dreams, fantasy, etc. Not all useful language are composed in formal ways of formal symbols such as words, having with well defined grammars which specify legitimate and meaningful usage. Each language is particularly well suited to certain kinds of communication; and poorly suited to other kinds of communication. What may be communicated in one language may be impossible to communicate through another language. It is dangerous to assume that all that is worth communicating can be communicated through any particular language, or a subset of all languages. Such an assumption may serve to inhibit essential communications. Often the most powerful language is the language of example. There may not exist adequate words and/or phrases by which to point to the realities and relationships of interest. It may be necessary to point to a number of examples of that to which one wishes to draw attention, and to make clear that the examples in themselves are not the totality of that to which one wishes to draw attention; but that the class of such examples is what one wishes to point to. In due course, if it is helpful, a name or a phrase may become attached in a formal way to the class of such examples; but in the beginning the examples may themselves be the symbol by which to refer to the reality of which they are examples. Creative processes may thus occur by dreaming up good examples of new ways of being and doing new things, and then we may generalize such examples into similar examples of parallel new ways of being and doing related new things. By using imagination and changing some aspects of an example, we may come up with yet another creative example; all without ever having to engage in abstractions. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================