"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." - John 1:1-5 (King James Version). The "Word" refers to the divine expression of God, often associated with the creative power through which God brought the universe into existence. It symbolises the divine logos, the utterance that brings order to chaos and gives life to creation. The act of speaking or pronouncing the Word is a powerful and transformative act, reflecting the divine will. "Om is the imperishable word. Om is the universe, and this is the exposition of Om. The past, the present, and the future, all that was, all that is, all that will be, is Om." - Mandukya Upanishad. "From Om, the sky was produced, from Om, the air was produced, from Om, the fire was produced, and from Om, the waters were produced." - Taittiriya Upanishad. On the other hand, Hinduism explores creation through the sacred syllable "Om" (or Aum). In Hindu philosophy, it is believed that the entire universe emanated from the cosmic vibration represented by the syllable "Om." In short, it is the sound that initiated creation. It represents the ultimate reality or Brahman, and is often chanted at the beginning and end of prayers, mantras, and rituals. The significance of Om lies in its encompassing nature, representing the past, present, and future, as well as the waking, dreaming, and deep sleep states of consciousness. The three sounds in "Om" (A, U, and M) are said to represent various aspects of existence. "A" signifies creation, "U" represents preservation, and "M" symbolises dissolution. The chanting of Om is believed to connect the individual soul (Atman) with the universal consciousness (Brahman) and align oneself with the cosmic order. Comparing the two, both the "Word" in the Bible and the "Om" in Hinduism assign a divine, creative force responsible for the genesis of the universe. While the specific theological and philosophical contexts differ, the common thread lies in the recognition of a primordial, divine sound or expression as the source of creation. Both emphasise the transformative power of sound and speech in shaping reality. These theological concepts hold profound relevance for contemporary individuals, particularly in understanding the power of articulation in shaping our reality. The Bible suggests that God's act of naming and speaking brought the universe into existence. The act of naming, defining, and constraining the scope of ideas through language is not only foundational to the systems we have created, but also crucial for human communication and the construction of meaning. Modern society is built upon systems that rely on clear definitions and shared understanding. Legal, political, and social structures depend on the agreed-upon meanings of words and concepts. This is especially relevant in the face of the challenges posed by the collapse of definitions in a world influenced by wokism and post-modernist views. Definitional collapse in modern society refers to the increasing challenge of establishing clear and universally accepted definitions for concepts, values, and even reality itself. Postmodernism posits that there is no single, objective truth, but rather multiple interpretations. This leads to a proliferation of subjective truths, challenging the stability of commonly accepted definitions. Wokism, particularly in its focus on identity politics, challenges fixed definitions of identity categories. While this is seen as a form of empowerment, it leads to a constant redefinition of terms related to identity. Fluidity in identity categories makes it challenging to establish stable definitions, contributing to a sense of uncertainty in societal discourse. Both scrutinise language as a tool of power. While some scrutiny may be useful to incorporate original, or even unpopular ideas, it also contributes to definitional collapse. The constant reevaluation and deconstruction of language can create ambiguity and hinder effective communication, as words and concepts become contested grounds. It becomes difficult to find common ground for meaningful discussions and collaboration when the very terms used in discourse are subject to multiple interpretations, leading to polarisation and a breakdown in communication. The collapse of a shared narrative can have negative psychological and societal consequences, influencing the way individuals perceive the world and interact with one another. A shared reality provides a psychological anchor, a common framework that individuals use to make sense of the world. It is built on trust in common institutions, societal norms, and agreed-upon truths. When this trust erodes due to a collapse in the shared narrative, individuals may become cynical about information, institutions, and even fellow citizens. This can contribute to a breakdown in social cohesion, as well as disorientation and uncertainty on an individual level. Individuals grapple with an existential crisis, as the narratives that once provided meaning and purpose become fragmented. In the absence of a shared reality, individuals may construct their own subjective realities based on personal beliefs and biases. This can lead to the formation of echo chambers, where people only engage with information that aligns with their pre-existing views, reinforcing divisions and restricting open-minded discourse. Religion has historically played a crucial role in providing a shared narrative for people, offering a framework for understanding the world, shaping identity, and fostering a sense of belonging. The decline of traditional sources of shared reality, such as religion and nationalism, doesn't automatically lead to a rational, more humane, or egalitarian society. Instead, it can create a vacuum that is often filled by ideologies that, at best, are oversimplified and, at worst, insidious. These ideologies capture the imagination of people because they reinforce what they would like to believe about themselves, which is that all the failure of their lives is a consequence of unfair systems and oppression by powerful groups and only freedom stretched to ridiculous proportions can set them free for empowerment. History has shown that when traditional narratives collapse, societies are susceptible to ideologies that exploit grievances and promote extreme ideologies. The rise of leaders like Hitler, who manipulated the void left by societal upheaval, serves as a cautionary tale about the potential consequences of unchecked populism and extreme ideologies. “For when Truth battles against the lies of millennia there will be shock waves, earthquakes, the transposition of hills and valleys such as the world has never yet imagined even in its dreams. The concept “politics” then becomes entirely absorbed into the realm of spiritual warfare. All the mighty worlds of the ancient order of society are blown into space—for they are all based on lies: there will be wars the like of which have never been seen on earth before. Only after me will there be grand politics on earth.” - Friedrich Nietzsche, Ecce Homo.