How language shapes thought – All In The Mind – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): “It’s been controversial for centuries but new empirical research suggests that language has a powerful influence over the way we think and perceive the world. Lera Boroditsky from Stanford University suggests that Japanese and Spanish speakers have a different sense of blame, and some Indigenous Australians have a different sense of space—all because of the language they speak.”
Worth a read, especially the paragraphs on Master Talk
There are too many to keep track of here, but exploring the related posts (below) should find them all.
The Language of Nonviolence
When words come from the heart, they break through barriers and elicit compassion, says Marshall B. Rosenberg
by Sarah van Gelder, Marshall B. Rosenberg
Dr. Albert Ellis gave the Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture in 1991 in New York City. It was all about the parallels between his Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET) and General Semantics. He stated, “I was distinctly influenced, when formulating and developing RET, by several of Korzybski’s ideas.” (General Semantics Bulletin #58, p. 25)
The dream is halfway between the poem and the paramecium. Like the paramecium, it is a product of nature, created not by man’s will. But like the poem, it is a product of art, dependent upon man’s imagination.
Words, like angels, are powers which have invisible power over us.
– James Hillman