The New Dictionary

The New Dictionary comes from tuning-in to the power of language in creating a world filled with significance and meaning. Language can be an obstacle when it is used inaccurately or a portal for infinite possibilities when it is refreshed and current.

Words construct our reality by creating forms of perception and understandings. In our desire as human beings to realize the true nature of things and see things as they really are, we are in need of a new language, a renewed vocabulary. From this commitment and passion we invite you to take this journey with us – travelling from the old to the now, through words.

We are affecting each other by the words we speak and the meanings we give them. What Really Is is a shared space where we are happy to receive refreshed words from you, or words you would like to refresh together. Thus we will continue enriching our world and get closer to each other and to the nature of all things. 

Thank you Hilla Sachish & Noa Yamini for co-writing 

Addiction

Addiction According to the old definition: Addiction is beyond my control. It’s something I think I need to have or do in order to fulfill a necessity or calm a fear.  Addiction is a feeling of intense distress caused by the thought that something is not enough – either I am lacking and vulnerable and […]

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Argument

Argument According to the old definition:  An argument is the desire to solve a disagreement or conflicting understanding by allowing one opinion to dominate over the other. In an argument there is a winner and a loser. It begins with the assumption that there is justice, that one person sees things correctly and that the […]

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Attitude

Attitude According to the old definition: An “attitude” is a chosen method for understanding reality, truth or opinions. It is a camp or side that matches the “ideal” picture of reality with which I identify. It is a collection of ideas and opinions that together claim claims, define definitions and interpret reality according to logic […]

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Awakening

Awakening According to the old definition: “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. And if the light within you is darkened, the darkness will be even greater!” […]

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Certainty

Certainty According to the old definition:  I desire certainty in order to feel secure in this world. Certainty makes me feel like I am in control of my life. It makes me feel like I understand things, know things, can plan the direction of my life. It creates in me an inner quiet. It helps […]

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Coaching

Coaching According to the old definition: We turn to coaching to help us reach a destination or a goal. We believe that we’re not good enough as we are right now. We think that we’re only worth something if we achieve our goals, if we reach our destination. We believe that if we don’t work […]

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Condescension

Condescension According to the old definition:  Condescension is the behavior that results from the thought that I am better than someone else and thus I am worth more than him. The source of condescension is the desire to be in a position of power, to have the ability to influence and be built up from […]

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Consideration

Consideration According to the old definition:  According to the old definition, consideration means living with a belief that the world and people are what they are and that there is nothing more to them than what we see: They already know everything about themselves, they know who and what they are, and all they can […]

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Decision

Decision According to the old definition:  We must decide. We need to know where we’re going and what we’re doing. If we don’t decide, we are lost and we have nothing.  The reality created:  I think that if I don’t make a move, I won’t know where I’m going, I won’t be able to move, […]

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Dream

Dream According to the old definition:  A dream is not reality. It is the opposite of reality. It is an illusion, something that is separate, that doesn’t exist. It is a figment of our imagination.  The reality created: A dream is treated like something superfluous or scary. We believe that it should be ignored or […]

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Excitement

Excitement According to the old definition: An energy that vibrates through the body. A motion of enthusiasm. I am excited when I achieve something, when I fulfill a task, when I meet a person I love, when I am nervous or am anticipating an encounter that will possibly cause something to happen, to change.  Excitements […]

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Fake

Fake According to the old definition: Being fake is seen as being off-tune. It implies that one is not doing something correctly. It happens when there are certain agreements about how things are or should be done and I do it differently, for my own personal gain. For example, everyone agrees that money is a […]

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For me

For me According to the old definition: For me means that everything is considered in relation to me. It means that there is me and there is mine, and there is another and there is his. It means that what is mine can be taken from me and what is his is forbidden to me. […]

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Freedom

Freedom According to the old definition: Freedom is vacation, a situation I aspire to so that I can be where I want to be, so that I can do what I want to do when I want to do it. I believe that this is the only way I will be happy. This understanding of […]

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Friendship

Friendship According to the old definition:  Friendship is a relationship that promises that I won’t get hurt, that I will help when needed, that I won’t let anything come between us even it means giving up or compromising, that I won’t face topics or behaviors that the other doesn’t want to experience. I won’t see […]

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Giving In

Giving In According to the old definition:  Giving in is the ability to remain with something for a long time. To invest in it, to cultivate it, to overcome obstacles and fears. In the old world, giving in is to trust in something until the end. To develop and remove defenses. I give in to […]

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Good

Good According to the old definition: Good is what protects us, what allows us to get what we want. Good shows us what we want to see, what reinforces the picture we have in our heads of how things are meant to look, who and what we are supposed to be. Good is the opposite […]

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Gratitude

Gratitude According to the old definition:  Gratitude is “acknowledging good.” It is the satisfaction I feel when reality matches my expectations, aspirations, desires and hopes. It is an expression of the satisfaction I feel when my needs are met and my fears calmed.  I am satisfied when I manage to prevent something that I really […]

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Guilt

Guilt According to the old definition: I did something wrong, I took part in something bad, and my actions prove that I’m not ok, I’m not a good person, I’m unreliable, I bring harm, I’m defected or lacking in some way.  We have become accustomed to believing that if we did something wrong or chose […]

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Invitation

Invitation According to the old definition An invitation is calling upon a person or group to respond to an offer. The inviter depends on the response of the invited. The purpose of the invitation therefore lies in the response. Non-responsiveness to an invitation shows that there is a problem or defect with either the inviter […]

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Listening

Listening According to the old definition:  I listen in order to learn and internalize information, to memorize material. I listen with the hope that I will reach conclusions that will allow me to move forward in life so that I may achieve goals and fulfill objectives. I listen to the stories that people tell me […]

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Loneliness

Loneliness According to the old definition: A deep-rooted feeling that I am different, that I am separate from those around me and from the world as a whole. This feeling of separation leads to pain, fear and despair. I live with the feeling that no one really understands me. That I need to figure out […]

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Love

Love LOVE as we learned it: A mutual understanding.A simultaneous motion.A deep attention paid to one another.An admiration of the other’s beauty, inner and outer. An encounter we have been waiting for. A unification that completes, saves, satisfies, opens and allows me to know that I am loved forever – just as I am. Love […]

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Madness

Madness According to the old definition: Madness is when I lose my grasp of reality. I no longer have the ability to discern or distinguish. Any option available before me is sure to be damaging. Madness leaves me helpless against the world. I am robbed of my belief that the world is a good place […]

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Man

Man According to the old definition: Man is the one who shows bravery, who knows what he wants and what will lead him to his goal. He will not let anyone divert him from his path. He knows that it is because of him that things happen and that this has been true since the […]

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Observation

Observation According to the old definition: The point of observation is to interpret things. I wish to understand things so that I can remove them from a state of uncertainty. My goal is to be in control. Through observation I understand how things work. I accomplish matters with the help of this knowledge and use […]

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Pain

Pain An invitation – How to read the words in the New Dictionary: A word is a vessel through which essence, energy passes. The word is never what is. 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 […]

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Path

Path According to the old definition  I live my life thinking that the world is complicated, uncertain, scary and dangerous. I therefore need to know how to live within this scary reality and how I can face whatever challenges arise.  I need to know where I’m headed. I need to have direction and a clear […]

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Reliability

Reliability According to the old definition: What I say and do is exactly what I say and honestly mean to do. I won’t try to find ways to avoid doing my work. I won’t try to shirk my commitments or responsibilities. I will act in ways that demonstrate my worldview and how I believe things […]

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Resopnsibility

Responsibility 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 […]

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Sacrifice

Sacrifice According to the old definition:  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, […]

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Screwed up

Screwed up According to the old definition  Somebody who has been hurt, oppressed or has had something taken from him. Something that does not work right, that is ruined, messed up, bad or imperfect. The screwed-up person is not in control. His destiny lies in the hands of others. He believes that he can be […]

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Separation

Separation According to the old definition: Separation, according to popular understanding, is an action meant to create distance between two things with the hope that this way, and only this way, damage to one or both of them can be prevented.  The reality created: Reinforcing the assumption that connection or union is dangerous leads to […]

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Silence

Silence According to the old definition: We have learned that silence is quiet. It is the opposite of noise. It is the absence of communication. It is the absence of inner movement. Silence is paralysis, lifelessness. It is looking for a solution, seeking salvation.  Silence is an intermediate state. It is a state that shows […]

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Speech

Speech According to the old definition: A commonly-held belief is that speech creates reality. Something spoken leads to something being done.   The commonly-held belief is that what is not seen or felt is merely “speaking out loud” and that “real talk” is only when something happens.  There is a kind of speech that is superficial, […]

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Strong

Strong According to the old definition:  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 […]

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Temporary

Temporary According to the old definition: Everything has a beginning and an end. Something that starts also ends and a person needs to hold on to what he is or has before it ends. When something ends, it is lost to us and we are left lacking and in pain.  The reality created: We are […]

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Therapy

Therapy According to the old definition: According to the old definition, therapy is a process in which someone who cannot help himself seeks help elsewhere. It is an attempt to fix what is damaged or deformed through force, by moving things to a more desired state whereas the current state is neither desired nor sufficient. […]

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Thinking

Thinking According to the old definition:  A process for discovering the truth. Behavior according to rules and order that cannot be destabilized, that will reveal truth itself. Thinking has been elevated to a very high status throughout human history. It is a continuation of the Tree of Life myth, of what Adam and Eve started. […]

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Totality

Totality According to the old definition: Totality is completely demanding. It is forcefulness. It seeks to suppress your inner voice. It aims to be extreme. It is absolute, lacking movement or nuance. It denounces anything other than its own desired outcome. It asks that you completely nullify yourself. It assumes that if you have the […]

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