Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Knowledge and Intent as Magical Qualities of Words

"The power of words lies not in their surface meaning but in qualities hidden from view. Every word, for example, enfolds both knowledge and intent. Both of these are magical qualities. The magic of knowledge is that many layers of experience—in fact, an entire history—can be packaged in a few syllables. . . . All the richest words in the language open hidden passages of meaning and knowledge. But the second quality of words, intention, is even more powerful." —Deepak Chopra, The Way of the Wizard

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