When we define our spirituality, our perception of the divine, do we also limit it?

Before there were any written or oral spiritual traditions, before there was any idea about the nature of God, or things spiritual, how do you think people viewed their connection with the universe, with life, with their purpose of existence? It is theorized that in such times past there was a greater... show more Before there were any written or oral spiritual traditions, before there was any idea about the nature of God, or things spiritual, how do you think people viewed their connection with the universe, with life, with their purpose of existence? It is theorized that in such times past there was a greater consciousness, a greater connection, for one reason because of a close community with nature and the natural order of things, and also because there were no preconceived notions or acceptable methods to channel and express things spiritual.

Taking this into consideration, we know that there are many instances of children who, lacking any ideas of spirituality, seem to accept most naturally the occurrence of spiritual things--the "invisible friends" of childhood, for instance. Are they spirits? Angels? Beings we adults cannot see because we have lost that innocent connection?

What do you think? When we define our perceptions, do we also lose something of them? Your thoughts?
Update: Edit: Agellius CM, I am not talking about putting things into words, that is mere description. What I am talking about is the narrowing of perception through definition; we learn to see and accept spirituality in only certain channels, and this in and of itself limits the range of our experiences. That is... show more Edit: Agellius CM, I am not talking about putting things into words, that is mere description.

What I am talking about is the narrowing of perception through definition; we learn to see and accept spirituality in only certain channels, and this in and of itself limits the range of our experiences.

That is something entirely different than the mere verbal description you are talking about.
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