In this post, I build on the physicist David Bohm’s idea that language leads us to impose “fragmentation” upon the world, and explore how this can be seen in everyday life.
In this excerpt from my book, we discuss how language affects our relationship with the world, and potentially leads to fragmentation and dissonance in our lives…
Language envelopes our waking world – how does this shape our perspective upon it? Is complex, verbal thought at odds with being present, and living ‘mindfully’? How can we best navigate the necessities of a life in language?
Why is identity important? What lessons can we learn from this topic’s discussions? As the destination draws to a close, I offer a short reflection on the power behind identity.