If words did not exist how would the two figures in the image above be known? And, if words did not exist, how would anyone know of anything or anyone else? Further, if descriptive words were removed from speech would anyone know anything about themselves or another if all they could do is observe a shape? Now, if we were to clothe the two figures in the image above do we potentially provide additional meaning to the two shapes by adding garments that are designed different one from the other. Already the intent of defining anything without words fails because I am already using words to discuss not using words. Then I ask, is everyone someone because of words? So if the man above is well dressed does the identity of the core essence of the shape become known as the well dressed man? Do descriptive words become the basis of how and why we are known and if the words are universally accepted and acted upon then have we become the words and our identities found and realized. Why I am a lawyer. So now I act like a lawyer, talk like a lawyer, have relationships developed as a lawyer, have people treat me a certain way because I am a lawyer. What percentage of the lawyer is lawyer, 59%, 25%? Or is he 100% lawyer and 100% other things as well. Add the issue of time. Now I am 75% lawyer, 15% husband/wife, a 10% dad or mother and this is descriptively called life. Using descriptive words again we have now become a shape wearing nice clothes, occupationally a lawyer, married and have children and there are more words to come that further describe who you are, such as houses, cars, associations, friendships, money, education and more. Your identity has been established and this who you are all based upon your hard work and your IMAGE. To the observer you are described as successful or not, old, young, good looking or not, a pillar in the community and so on. That which started out as shape or form has now become very complex and it is within this framework that you both operate and live, this you might say is You.
If all these things were to be stripped away, now, who or what would you say you are? Does there not yet remain life not yet realized or seen? Am I in truth really all these things or am I the true I something far more in need of no shape to exist and flourish with decadence unknown. How would words describe this being, perhaps spirit or essence or even eternal life but that comes after death. In the meantime I’ll remain in my present image and consider those permanent things later when there is more time. No thought really is given to who you are right now in Christ. When the 80 or 90 years have elapsed what descriptive words are to be used then other than he or she is gone but he/she WAS a good soul. Now words come in short supply. Consider: Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. The image of who you perceive yourself to be will be shattered one day and the truth of who you are revealed and like Job your descriptive words of who you are will vanish, and the Real You left standing.