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.
Coming out of the knowing that everything is connected and everything is in motion:
To be an active participant in life. To act according to my inner voice. To obey what is happening right now – with me, with others, with the situation. To know that I am a vessel.
To not be scared of making mistakes. To stay open. To agree to relearn what I thought I knew.
To take one step at a time towards that place which my heart and light direct me to go. To understand that when I find myself at a dead-end, it means that that particular way is blocked – not that “there is no way”.To act out of wish to revive even if I don’t know how it will end (we don’t know anyway…). To agree and believe that there are people in the world who want and act towards my best interests. To speak with love, even about those things which don’t make sense or seem unacceptable, things which might interfere with the status quo or disturb others. To remember that there is always a possibility that I am wrong or mistaken, and that I now have a chance to learn.
“One of the basic tenets for becoming closer to the Source is when one recognizes responsibility for his or her actions, a recognition which comes from faith in one’s own free-will.” Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook.
– The reality it creates: Everyone is open to the other, knowing we’re each other’s students and teachers, so we grow faster and bigger as a society. One breathing, living entity.
RESPONSIBILITY as we learned it:
I carry the burden of the world on my shoulders. Weight. Heaviness. If I am responsible, it means that I know better. That I am better. That I am better than others.
I take responsibility. I have value. If something for which I am responsible goes wrong, I am responsible for its failure. I am to blame. And if it goes right, I am responsible for its success. I deserve the credit.
The reality it creates: We’re scared to be 100% present because we don’t want to fail and be blamed or to succeed and own our greatness, we might be seen as arrogant.