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:
Someone who is strong has a strength for listening to the spirit of another person. He is a person who sees from the heart and listens to the silence; who learns out of a passion for discovery, from love for others and nature and the beauty found in in life; a person who does things in a wakeful manner; a person who knows that he and the world are much bigger than what he sees; who doesn’t think that what he sees is the absolute truth; who continues to listen softly; who learns from experience so that he can let go of what doesn’t work; who learns from experience to see what always worked and what will serve the situation; who is prepared to be completely confused, because only then can he discover; a person who wants to see things anew and give himself over in order to let the new show itself; who uses force only when it serves everyone and then also asks himself whether it is truly necessary; who remembers that only speaking soul to soul or nature to nature can give life; who does things from listening to himself and his environment; who knows how to say yes, to give himself over to life, to love.
We got used to thinking that being Strong means…
Determined to achieve what I want. Nothing affects me. Nothing can break me. A man is valued if he is strong. You can only rely on someone who is strong. We want to be near strong people. We aspire to be strong.
The concept of “weakness” is an integral part of being “strong”. If there is someone who is stronger than me then there is also someone who is weaker.
The reality created: Strength is connected to the body – physical strength or a person who doesn’t show his feelings and from the outside appears to “smooth over” situations that might cause feelings like sadness, fear or insult. Then we feel pain and suffer, because the people who are influential, the people who decide, the people whom we ask to make decisions for us, on a personal and communal level, are closed, harsh, forceful, not open to learning, don’t allow themselves to be confused, are not honest when they don’t know something or when the time comes to find or create a new way.