It’s only Words

What words, glorious words does to us! I guess as an English graduate, I have a qualification to sy a thing or two about words.

What else can we say about words? Except that it is a tool we use to describe the word. The word is not the world. This, unfortunately is gradually changing. Words are no longer words, but words can spur one into actions. careful or careless use of words can maim a relationship. We have to be very careful about words.

But then, words are not the world. The words are part of the world. We, the modern-day human beings tends to forget that. there are other experiential feelings that words are unable to describe. and yet for the most of us, we try with this limited tool to describe something that is sometimes indescribable. We SMS, MSN, now, Whatsapps so much we think that words can competently substitute the fullness of life. it cannot.

Still we try, and we try so hard that we almost succeed in describing the indescribable. Sometimes when we push the limits so hard, we end up not with a new level of understanding that redefines the limits, we simply end up compromising. the lies we tell ourselves becomes so profound that we take them for the truth.

Take for example. Aikido. How do we explain Aikido? with all the lexicon, all the languages in the world? Give yourself no limits, no language barriers. How? then which is the true description of Aikido? same goes to a simple fruit such as an apple. Try to describe that, all that description is not the apple.

so we need to be aware of that words can do and cannot do. I for one, use a lot of words, and sometimes it frustrates me a lot to know that certain feelings and sensations escapes me, escapes my clever use of words. And then when it happens, i tell myself to experience, be the experience, not just simply describing it.


About Who is Randy Lim

This blog is about the journey and experiences in my life as an Aikidoka. With close to 20 years in the arts, I'll make comments and judgements based on 2 principles, E&E. Experimentation and Experiential reflection. please enjoy, and comment freely.
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