Feeling at peace in the midst of a crisis

Humanity is going through a very stressful time, and at this stage, we are not looking forward to the future which will be highlighted with worsening crisis, uncertainty.

Understandably many people are asking how it is possible to maintain a certain level of mental equilibrium, peace in such chaotic times?!

I think that the only way of maintaining peace and equilibrium in these chaotic times is realizing that we are going through a purposeful process. We are in evolving chaos, “birth pangs” as we are going through unprecedented evolutionary changes.

As the word “crisis” means a fragile, all-important “turning point” in a disease process, we are in such a turning point in Human evolution.

Our “Human disease” - living, developing according to our inherently self-serving, self-justifying, exploitative and subjective nature, operating program - can either turn “terminal” (leading to the usual civilization-ending scenarios of revolutions, wars), or we can start a proactive, conscious healing process if we accept the diagnosis and the remedy in the right way.

I think many people accept that our inherent, selfish egos, that drive us towards excessive overproduction, overconsumption, constant ruthless competition, profit, and survival at the expense of others is harmful.

We also recognized that this inherent nature of us had become like cancer in the globally integrated and interdependent world we evolved into.

But only a very few people accept that the solution is not in changing the political, economic, social system, it is not in changing leaders, parties, CEOs, but it is in changing ourselves.

But since we are all born with the same selfish, exploitative nature, true changes - and a collective problem-solving ability - will come only when we all accept the need to change, upgrade our inherent program.

This whole process is driven by Nature’s plan of evolution, but we can take control and become conscious actors in it by aligning our actions, changes, rebuilding process with Nature’s developmental plan.

We can do that by studying this program and proactively making the necessary changes before Nature’s forces us to do so by deepening crisis, suffering.

The moment we start consciously partnering Nature’s evolution we will start feeling ourselves at peace, in equilibrium instead of the present confusion, darkness, sense of impending doom.

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Zsolt Hermann

Zsolt Hermann

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I am a Hungarian-born Orthopedic surgeon presently living in New Zealand, with a profound interest in how mutually integrated living systems work.