How can we create peace around us?

Question from the Internet:

“How did you learn to settle for a more peaceful life?”

By learning how to wage war against my inherently “warmongering”, hateful, egocentric, and exploitative nature that constantly disturbs the peace around me.

“Peace”< the state of tranquility, happiness are all sensations that come from the mutual balance, homeostasis achieved in integrated, living systems.

We feel happy, content, peaceful when we reached such a mutual state with others around us, in the family, in the workplace, in the wider society.

And since today we exist in a globally integrated and interdependent world peace needs to be a consciously achieved and sustained mutual balance, a state of homeostasis in the global human society that is also “at peace” with Nature.

But our inherent nature constantly works against this peace, since we always want more for ourselves as we are driven by an insatiable, selfish, subjective desire that makes calculations only according to the introverted “pleasure/pain” principle.

Knowingly, unknowingly we constantly thrive to ruthlessly, exclusively compete, fight with others, survive and succeed at their expense.

If we already recognized this and learn how to overcome, neutralize, complement, pacify our egos through a special method, then we can achieve peace around us and as a result, we share in the perfect, dynamically maintained, total peace and harmony, “contentment” of the whole system.

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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.