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:
The present is the place where life happens. There is no other place. What is here is an entire world unto itself. Therefore, when I relax, when I don’t push or pull, when I don’t insist and don’t refuse – I stand quiet and am very much alive. Sacrifice is giving up. Giving up what I see and think exists and listening to what is being asked of me at any given moment. Fully present in myself. Unconditional. Connecting to a state of being. Letting go. The knowledge that I don’t need anything. I don’t need things to happen or not to happen in order to be happy and live in a world of simplicity and beauty. I don’t need to get or achieve anything to be complete. I already am.
The reality created: When I do something, I am open, curious, attentive, sensitive. I come because I am here, and when I am here, simply, without conditions, without one thing needing to happen or another, I am more able to see and do what is asking for expression in the here and now, and with it, through it, and because of it, to move. Step by step.
We got used to thinking that
Sacrifice is the agreement to stop, to remain without, to not get or be everything that is possible. I sacrifice because I believe that I have an ending. I believe that I am incapable, that I really can’t do something and that if another person believes that he can’t, he really can’t.
Sacrifice that comes from compassion stems from the belief that another person can’t do something and that I must respect this because I have no choice but to agree with his view of himself.
Sacrifice that comes from pleasing stems from the belief that I need appreciation and confirmation from others and that without that, I am lacking or unsuitable, and so I will do what is not precise or true for me in order to satisfy their desires.
Sacrifice that comes from the feeling that “I don’t have what it takes” stems from the belief that I am weak or lack will power, motivation or ambition.
Sacrifice that comes to avoid pain stems from the belief that in order to avoid pain I should, in advance, give up something that I want but don’t feel that I have what it takes to get.
The reality created: I am driven by fear and avoidance. I sacrifice in order to avoid conflict, pain or success that could be dangerous – because I believe that I won’t know how to deal with it. I think I will be more comfortable if I simply stay in this place that doesn’t ask much of me, that is familiar. But I will feel weak, guilty and lacking because I don’t have the energy or ambition to insist or make things happen. I will constantly feel lacking.
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