The concept of "dimension" comes from our classifications of our perception. Without perception and division we would not have a concept of
dimension. It's like the story of flatlander, where their only perception is in a two dimensional plane. For them, the distinction is only left and
right, front and back.
As humans, this creates problems for us in terms of thinking processes. We define things using language, and then language becomes our definition of
the world. The idea of "thinking out of the box", comes from the concept of thinking outside the constraints of logical processes. Unfortunately,
language in this case, becomes a boundary for our own existence - humans think with their language, and therefore language shapes their thoughts.
Esoterically speaking, why was it so important to give "things" names or to "name" god who remained nameless (I am who I am). Because language,
names, create thoughts and through thoughts we create both control and are controlled.
It is hard to conceive of in the western world, but among several south pacific islander groups, their language does not have any word or reference to
the concept of time
. One can see where this came from in terms of
a linguistic evolution - because things were so slow, unchanging, and consistent, the need to describe the condition of something NOW vs LATER never
arose, and as a result NOW and LATER are not thought concepts they internalize. For them, they are thinking only in "3 dimensions". This extends
further to other linguistic quirks where some groups have no concept of lines and only planes - although they think in "3 dimensions" in the
classical term, they have no concept of 2 dimensionality.
To expand this discussion even further, why are we limiting our concept of perceived dimensions to time and space only, what about thinking of
"color" in terms of a dimension? We know that color is on a linear scale, and that it can be used to describe anything, we have a perception of it,
why isn't it being used as a measurement (vibratory state, resonance, temperature, etc...). Thus when describing a point, the point could be a red
point or a blue point or any variation in between.
The point to all this being, if you continue to think in language, language is going to control your thoughts - even the concept of "dimensionality"
is a language construct which is shaping the discussion - why is this something which can/needs/is enumerated?