When we understand that the word not is the real, that the description not is the described, the explanation not the explained, then the mind has released you from the word.
If you have created an image of yourself, then the image is pieced together by words, by thought-activity – the thought is the word.
You think about yourself as large, small, skilful, or as a genius, or whatever – you have an image of yourself.
This image can be described, it is the result of a description. And this image has the thought created. But the description, the image, is not the reality.