Inner Peace

Zsolt Hermann
2 min readMar 23, 2023

Question from the Internet:

“Based on your opinion, what is inner peace?”

“Inner peace” is what we all need to strive for and learn, since “inner peace” is what then projects to “outer peace” with others.

Most of the time we are in ruthless competition or even war with others due to the lack of “inner peace”.

By default, we are all born with such an “imbalanced” inner state, our overwhelmingly egocentric, subjective, self-serving, and self-justifying individuality driving everything.

And while we also suffer from this inner “imbalance”, we blame and fight others and try to manipulate the world around us, trying to soothe that inner “imbalance” and lack of “inner peace”.

It is this inner turmoil that hurts our connection to others and prevents any kind of true agreement, mutual understanding, and peace in the world.

This is why learning, reaching, and keeping “inner peace” is the single most important thing in life.

We have to learn and practice — through a special, purposeful, and practical method in the right environment — how to balance our inherently “warmongering and fighting” nature with selfless, positive, peaceful, and mutually accepting intentions and goals.

We can never suppress or erase our original nature and inclinations, but we can learn and practice how to neutralize and harness them. We can learn from nature’s system how inherently diverse and seemingly incompatible parts and elements and forces can interconnect and complement each other.

As unique, empirical, and natural scientists — who have been studying and describing human nature in contrast to nature’s system for millennia — write, we can learn how to cover instinctive hate and distrust with love and mutual acceptance.

Only when we managed to build and sustain “inner peace” will we be able to build and sustain peace with others and achieve peace in the world.

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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.