Recommendation – How to read the words in the New Dictionary:
A word is a vessel through which essence, energy passes. The word is never the thing itself.
What is the real “thing”? It is good to answer this question in silence.
Therefore the invitation to this dictionary is “tricky”; it seems like it tries to replace one “definition” with another “definition” but it does not. This dictionary is an opportunity to look at a word from a different perspective than we are used to. And ask what is the essence of this word, coming from the mystery? From nature? From the inconceivable knowing that everything is one, everything is motion and I am a part of it?
From here you will find that the new “definition” sometimes sounds poetic or even irritating to the mind, because it cannot understand it. It’s OK. Let the words be a tool and listen to the energy that passes through them. That’s exactly what we came here to do.
Honor, coming out of the knowing that everything is connected and everything is in motion:
In truth, there is no such thing as honor.
In truth, the only state of being is love.
Light, warmth, beauty and deep wisdom emerge from us because that is our nature. They were gifted to us with a kindness and abundance that cannot be described with words. They are there so that we can immerse and delight ourselves in them.
Nothing can be lacking in this nature. Nothing can be taken, extinguished, turned off, dispossessed or interrupted.
All that we need to do is pay attention, remember if we forget and become confused by distractions, and live in it anew.
The reality created: When I don’t believe that I am a commodity, when I no longer believe that I exist in a market where things are valued according to various criteria invented by man, my reality changes. Everything that happens, every encounter and every situation, is there to help me see the difference between the wisdom that exists in the world as it is, and the confusion that is created when I believe my thoughts. When I allow this perspective to outline my next steps in life, I clear the way for the creation of paths that are life-affirming, full of joy, wisdom and a surprising beauty that we simply cannot imagine.
“My honor is the most important thing. I will not agree to anything that might degrade me.”
The current dictionary defines “honor” as:
1. High respect, great esteem
2. A valued asset
The word “honor” is commonly used to refer to the value a person assigns to himself or another person. And, like all values, this can change over time; a person can become less valuable, lack value or have his value increased.
The reality created: When we define “honor” in this way, we live our lives in constant fear that our honor will be taken from us. We are worried that we might lose our honor, that it will be defiled or lessened, or that we might be prevented from receiving honor. And we are worried, as well, for our loved ones’ honor.
When we have honor, we believe that we are worthy of that honor, and that we are important and considered by others to be important. As such, the other person (the one who is not me) becomes someone who might endanger my honor, or is perhaps simply a means through which I may increase or maintain my honor. With such an outlook, I become focused on problem solving, figuring out how I might reinstate my honor if I think it’s been lost or taken from me, and ensuring that a similar situation is prevented or avoided in the future.
When I think of myself as someone who is less valuable, or is even completely lacking of value, I act accordingly. I behave as though I am not worthy, as though I have nothing to add, as though I do not bring any good to my surroundings, as though I am damaged, guilty or a victim. Moreover, blinded by my needs and fears, I become incapable of approaching any encounter with an open and unconcealed heart.
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