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.
Thinking is a sequence of facts and conclusions that we invented and then forgot we did. We created thinking in order to see the world through it. Yet this discovery has made the endless wonder that is us, and all of creation, seem more limited and shallow than it is and we are now meant to wake up and know that this dance with the world doesn’t happen through thinking created by the mind. That whatever it does create is in a limited capacity and not the whole thing.
The reality created: A simple listening to the wisdom of the mystery, to the motion that arises from it and guides it. The mind will not seek some sort of predetermined or imagined order. It will become the writer and conductor of the original wisdom. The raw material. What truly is. Alongside this listening will be life experience. Thinking will create conditions and situations through which we will learn the difference between what really is and the story that the thoughts have told. This is what it means to be awake.
“If you don’t know where you’re going, every road will get you there”, said the Cheshire Cat to Alice.
We got used to seeing “thinking” as:
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. We have learned to believe that if we understand things we will have the possibility of control, and we believe that control is vital in this dangerous and chaotic world.
The reality created: We think we are at an advantage when our thinking results in us deciphering something, cracking the code, creating something new. And we believe that without this advantage, we are in danger. As a result, we end up being nervous all the time, feeling like if we don’t understand we won’t be able to move forward or live in peace.