The Paradox of Words

The paradox of words is that they both expand perception and limit it.

The moment I make the distinction between “essence” and “existence,” I perceive something clearly about the universe; however, simultaneously, I bind my vision and see the world as polarized into categories by the very words I use.  Thereafter, it is difficult to see the world without seeing essence and existence.

The very words that liberate perception from the prison of old views become the bars of a new prison in place of the old.


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