the communication breakdown

Humans evolve by knowledge and development of processes into actions, but sustain by communication.

Are you great at taking instructions and then converting them into logical actions? Or do you suffer from attention issues and cannot follow the instructions generally? I feel both of these perceptions are mostly entirely related to a. how the process is being communicated, and b. How motivated are you to really follow these instructions? The first process we as humans could have ever come across to develop, might have been for survival. The earliest survival techniques are still taught in some form throughout the world as they were adapted or developed by different cultures. But as humans evolve/ devolve towards a society where the most-entirety of the ancient culture’s essence, in general, is lost to the modern needs and acquisitions, we need to remember the very core of our survival until now — communication.

The most common form of communication in the world is — Language — spoken and written. English is perceived to be the most commonly spoken and written language by the world. To understand a chosen language’s order, or ‘Word-Order’, one has to know three constituents of every sentence we create with words — Verb (V) (action), Subject (S) (performer of the action), Object (O) (this is what the action is being performed on). There is a sequence in which these three constituents of a sentence are used in every language. In properly spoken and written English, S-V-O is the word-order. For example — ‘I (Subject) will go (Verb) to the gym (Object)’. The statistics of the ‘Word-Order’ for all languages spoken and written in the world define around 45% languages to be using the “SOV” order — Urdu, Ancient Greek, Hindi, Bengali, Korean, Latin, Persian, Sanskrit, Malayalam and Kannada are a few examples. There are 42% languages that follow the “SVO” order — English, Chinese, French, Hausa, Italian, Malay, Russian, Spanish and Thai are some prime examples. “VSO”, which means the actions are given the most importance, is followed by about 9% of the world population — Biblical Hebrew, Arabic, Irish, Filipino and Welsh are part of this order. It is very easily understood through Psychological research that we form our actions by speaking, thinking or writing about them. When this proven concept is connected to the concept of ‘word-order’ for any language, it highlights the order we place ourselves, our actions and our objects in. When we have ‘English’ as our primary language, we tend to keep ourselves at the top of every action we perform, and the object on which the action is being performed comes last in our thoughts and considerations. But, statistically, the highest percentage of spoken and written languages in the world tend to talk about themselves, and the objects first, and lastly the action or the verb — SOV.

Ancient communication involved a lot of hand and body gestures before sound was even chosen as a medium. Paintings and Carvings were a form of craftsmanship but communication with the coming ages as well. But the Ancient Indian vedas were communicated over generations only through sound. These vedic sounds are supposed to convey the idea of an object through the presence of the speaker. The skill of chanting the syllables and creating a visual of color and form has always been a part of ancient Indian yogic practices. In the documentary “The Story of India” by BBC, there is a whole village in the south of India that has the DNA of the first set of humans that ever existed on Earth. This is also validated by the paper referred for this article that states that India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar was the first region in the history to have had populated by homo sapiens after the early migrations from Africa (Mahal & Matsoukas, 2018). This proves that the vedas depict the earliest sounds as the spiritual way of communicating through generations.

Sounds are not only the purest forms of communication, but are also the music for the human DNA to communicate our lineage and adapted changes to the coming generations. University at Buffalo and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI), through a developed technique in microscopy, were able to observe the details of lysozyme, an antibacterial protein found in many animals. They observed that this protein has certain inherent vibrations that were earlier thought to be dissipated, but actually persist and help it bind with other proteins and form DNA, help with absorbing oxygen and repairing cells as well (Hsu, 2014). Reasonably, we are desensitized to the feel of this level of very low or very high frequency of vibrations creating sounds that enable life forming proteins in the core of what we are made of.

Cymatics is a branch of pseudoscience that helps with visual representation of vibrations using sensitive plates and sand like materials to observe shapes and movements. These shapes represent ‘mandala’ and natural geometrical shapes of the nature and even the space dynamics. In an induced vibration state, when a liquid like glycerine is used along with a black dye indicator, the picture (at the top of this blog) represents how vortices are formed while the liquid keeps flowing. This phenomena is true for all liquids and vibrations of their entire scale spectrum. The balanced hydrodynamics of life is the outcome of the right capture of the vital vibrations communicating with the very core of cells within the most basic building blocks of our body and its functions.

No matter what form of communication we choose to exist with, we can always try to find our balanced sounds of bliss, simply to exist in peace, and communicate effectively.

References

Mahal, D. G., & Matsoukas, I. G. (2018). The Geographic Origins of Ethnic Groups in the Indian Subcontinent: Exploring Ancient Footprints with Y-DNA Haplogroups. Frontiers in genetics, 9, 4. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2018.00004

Hsu, C. (2014). A new imaging technique captures the vibrations of proteins, tiny motions critical to human life. University at Buffalo, Newsletter.

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