We may not realize how easily we substitute words for experience, or stop to think about how this affects our ability to touch the living quality of experience itself.
When we pronounce a word, we hear its meaning; meaning gives it reality, then we hold fast to that reality.
But we may not have had the experience that actualizes it and makes it part of our being.
We may say, “I need to relax,” but unless we know how to relax, the words alone will not do the job.
They will not take us from our stressful state to a state of relaxation.
If we rely on words as our vehicle, we may experiment with doing something and perhaps get some kind of result.
But we cannot get the result directly from words alone.
Joy of Being