The Latent Structural Potential of Our Inner Breath
Creation of Speech
The Actual Potential of Speech
The Dimension of the Thought Word
The Diversity of Sensory Perception
The Mechanics of the Mind in Function
The Thought at the Basis of the Spoken Word
The Potential of Experience when Thinking a Word
The Miracle of "Revelation"
Localizing the Origin of Speech
The Silent Potential
The organ of speech
is our natural tool for structuring speech.
Our breathing organ is substantially the means for the genera-tion of speech. The structural potential latent within our inner breath finds its expression in the form of our speech.
Only few people think about with what they actually speak, and even fewer are concerned with perfectioning their articulation and the organs involved.
From this dullness springs the mass of verbal misunderstand-ings like a huge flood from a little-known source.
First of all, the
speaker articulates that which he is going to speak, within himself.
We say: "He thinks the spoken word as a thought," and we refer mainly to the meaning of the word as we have always done but not to the many other very lively attributes that the word, which he is thinking, also has.
At this point a
small explanatory excursion into the actual potential of speech is recommended:
What characterizes our dream is the world of our thinking the potential of our thoughts. The thought produces what we dream. But how then do we dream?
While dreaming we see the object of dream, for example, a strawberry. When we smell at this strawberry in the dream we experience the typical smell of strawberry. And if, in the dream, we bite into it, again, we taste the strawberry. And what we are holding with our own hand to bite into, what we touch with our fingers, is again the strawberry. And the person who gave us the strawberry in our dream did so with a very friendly gesture.
The person with its friendly attitude, as well as our hand that received the strawberry in our dream, were but aspects of the one thought of the strawberry modified in a complex manner.
Due to the mechanics of his mind man can think only one thought at a time, and so it is obvious that this one thought of the strawberry contained, fully vivid and perceivable by all our senses, all the attributes of the dream we described and, moreover, it was also able to appeal to our feeling as well as to our understanding.
In the same manner,
every thought underlying a spoken word is full of meaning; and as we all know
from our own experience of dreaming, a dream is generally much more lively
than any word we simply think.
In the waking state of consciousness, a word appears in its lifelessness on the screen of our experience so vaguely only because we are greatly restricted in our inner world of experi-ence when perceiving outwardly.
And still we may sometimes during the day experience the thought of a spoken word in the completeness and liveliness we just described, and we may even be able to communicate this experience directly and completely through our spoken word.
Most probably, the experience of such a vivid transmission of information would, at first, be regarded as a "revelation," since such a unexpected experience, vivid as it is, would appear like a miracle to today's man.
the larynx is located, the spoken word also originates on the level of the
mind, and we perceive it on the screen of our mind with our sense of hearing,
that is, we hear this spoken word inside. Only then do we pronounce it outwardly
with our tongue.
We all are familiar with this systematic process directed out-wardly from within, and we can experience it at any time.
Nevertheless, familiar as it is to us, this process contains a practical and substantially greater potential than is generally assumed.
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