We humans live in a complex world that increasingly feels like everything boils down to a choice of this or that. What if, instead, we also acknowledge this AND that?
We use language to create our social systems, including government and law, education, commerce, and entertainment. Social and natural systems form a complex integrated whole. How can we better express wholeness?
By embracing polarities, evolving new forms of language, and understanding our inherent interconnectedness not just with other humans but also with all of life, we can nurture our own integration and sense of wholeness, both internally and externally. Perhaps, then, what is external won’t seem so “other.”
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Coming Soon – Embracing Paradox, Evolving Language, by L.E. Maroski
In Embracing Paradox, Evolving Language, L.E. Maroski proposes that humanity is poised on the cusp of a transformation of consciousness that requires not only a shift in values and perspectives, but also a shift in a basic technology we take for granted—language. Because we use language to create social structures and institutions, including education, governance, and our most intimate relationships, the structure of our language contributes to the way we structure those creations.
Embracing Paradox, Evolving Language
I often write about the power of perception (mind-set) to mold reality. In this beautifully crafted book, Maroski exposes the power of language to drive perception. We are poised on the precipice of destroying life as we know it. Maroski makes it clear that walking back from that precipice requires re-languaging our relationship to each other and our world, no more “them versus us,” no more defining humans as “apart from” rather than “a part of” nature. Language is magic and we need magic at this point in human revolution. – John Perkins, New York Times Bestselling Author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
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To assist the transformational process that humans and Earth are going through right now, our spiritual and psychological changes need to be supported by changes to the outdated structure of our language. Because language is fundamental to our social reality, we will need to bring language into alignment with our increasingly complex understanding of our interdependence not only with each other but will all Life.
Einstein is reported to have said “If I were given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes defining the problem and one minute resolving it.” We are in the problem-definition stage.
If we want to evolve language to harmonize with the changes in consciousness that are occurring, we will need to do it together. Because language is a communal activity, we can’t leave it to individuals to construct. We will need not just linguists but people with lots of different perspectives, talents, and energies. We will need artists and designers, musicians and sound technicians, experts in transformation, biologists, sacred geometers, philosophers, and, of course, computer programmers. If you are interested in becoming part of the inquiry, send us a note and share your thoughts, visions, skills, talents—what you most want to contribute to this effort. Tell us why you want to be part of this effort.
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