What is a word? What is in these individual letters, that when formed together, tie the inside world of your mind, to the outside world we live in? Some words are short, some are long; some words heal and some words hurt; some words are fun, and some words are not so fun.
In my experience, words are a primitive form of communicating with other people. Words can never capture the depth of my emotions or the true meaning of what I feel and say, nor can they accurately describe a situation or event.
Words can also cause dis-ease among people because of their variation of meanings. What do you think of when I say the word magic? Do you think of Sorcery, witchcraft, or demons? Do you think of illusion, trickery, and slight-of-hand? Or, do you think of the things in life that take your breath away?
Maybe it makes you think of all of them, but how do you know which meaning the writer is trying to express? It’s very easy to misunderstand a persons thoughts and emotions when there are so many variations of meanings to each word.
A more accurate way of understanding someone is by body language and energy, but since we can’t see the author of the book, blog, or any other source of reading material, how can we tell what the author is really trying to say beyond the words?
I believe the energy we feel when we write, gets transferred into the letters and literally becomes a part of our stories and articles; writers really do put a piece of themselves into their work. Have you ever read someone’s comment and felt anger, or happiness, or complacency? Or read a book and felt an excitement that you didn’t feel with other books that were about the same thing?
Maybe, just maybe, you sensed part of the energy that the author felt at the time of writing it?
You may be wondering how this pertains to nature, but this is the only way nature has ever communicated. Dogs don’t speak like cats, or birds like guinea pigs, but the energy and body language expressed by animals is sensed by all.
I challenge you can take one paragraph of whatever book, blog, or article you’re reading and try to sense what is being expressed behind the words, and try to see inside the heart and mind of the writer.