The Development of Language


Fifty thousand years ago we began to string words together and from indicative language,we developed communicative language. We began to put together thoughts and a string of words. But still, it couldn't go outside of now. It could only communicate what was taking place now but as we began using this communicative capacity, two things began to happen. Our frontal lobe began to grow at an astounding rate because we needed more memory space to hold the memory of the words we were stringing together in sentences. As we built more memory space something unusual happened, we began to cross reference memory. The moment we began to cross reference memory, we began to take ourselves outside of time because memory has nothing to do with now. It has to do with either “when” or “then”. This had something to do with expanding our intelligence. We couldn't have landed someone on the moon or create that atomic weapon if we hadn't expanded our intelligence. But it had a side effect. It separated us from the moment and separating us from the moment separated us from each other. The same thing happens to a child. When a child reaches the age of about eighteen months, he begins to string sentences together. We start to create concepts -- a concept is an imagined reality, a remembered reality ora projected reality that is being moved from one moment to another moment. But the other moment that it is being moved to doesn't yet exist. The only thing that does exist is now. So the moment you take and move a concept into a time other then now, you disassociate yourself from the relationship, from your Oneness . . . not only from this moment but from everything that is in place to coordinate this moment, which is everybody and everything in your entire environment.