The ego “is an internalization of dialogue. “Dialogue is made of words; words are made up from sounds and sounds are consensually validated to mean something. In the English language we have pets and we have the sound created for the word “dog.” The type nor breed is specified in the word “dog.” However, it has a concrete meaning in the English language and can be shared with meaning when having a dialogue with another human animal.
The word “awesome” has no such identifiable meaning in the English language when used in normal conversation. We hear the word as it relates to such things as “Crescent rolls,” “speed of the processors in the computer,” “new styles of shoes,” “the taste of your dinner,” assistance with your constipation and many, many, more references that include the word “awesome.” There are a number of words we use in the English language and in the English culture “USA culture” that are meaningless. It is hard to relate to the word “awesome” when referring to a “Crescent roll.
In the original form the word “awesome” referred to dread and over a period of time went through various etymological stages of change and became feelings of reverence to the Almighty as well as fear, and has as its first three letters “awe.” This meant that whatever it was producing was something grand, sublime, and extremely powerful, and finally it became fear and reverence for the God, or gods.
It is difficult to relate to one’s bowel movement as “awesome.” I have never experienced my “stool” or anything that will encourage the movement of that process as a product that would be considered “awesome.” So the next time that you have a “bowel movement” take a good look at it and see if you are having a feeling of reverence, fear, and your bowel movement was extremely powerful.
Radical spirituality will never use such a meaningless reference. When it is used in reference to Crescent rolls, speed of your computer, new styles of your shoes, the taste of your dinner, the type of the automobile you purchased, nor the products that created “awesome bowel movements.”
“Words have power and the more you use words that have absolutely no meaning the more you diminish the power of your words. Oh!, and by the way, have an awesome bowel movement!