How can we build “true peace”?

Question from the Internet:

“How do you describe a peaceful world?”

True peace is a unique, fragile, dynamic balance, mutual complementation of opposite forces, qualities, elements.

This “true peace”, homeostasis is the basis of life.

Our false ideas about peace — when everybody became the same, or when one side defeats the other, or when we sign agreements none of the parties really want to keep — cannon work and they never work.

This is why human history is a helpless chain of recurring vicious cycles, constant wars interrupted by failing, temporary ceasefires, “peace” agreements.

If we want to build “true”, lasting peace, we need to follow Nature’s example on how to keep a fragile, dynamically sustained balance and homeostasis between vastly diverse, seemingly contradictory, incompatible parts, elements

This is possible by all of us rising above our instinctive nature, above all the differences that separate us, focusing on “something higher”, mutually beneficial.

For humanity, this “higher” is, first of all, our collective survival, continuing existence in Nature’s fully integrated and interdependent system that is possible only if we adapt ourselves to Nature’s integral template.

But beyond that, this conscious, proactive, willing adaptation to Nature above our instinctive inclinations, against the ego would give us an unprecedented and unparalleled, uniquely Human ability to attain Nature’s system “from within”, to become the whole Natural system’s only conscious, integrated and at the same time independent observers and partners.

These two goals can help us rise above the ever-growing divide, animosity, inclination to fight and keep that true peace that will be the basis of a very different, qualitatively much higher collective Human existence.

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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.

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Zsolt Hermann

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