Question from the Internet:
“How far do you think we should go for a little peace?”
For peace, we have to go “all-out”.
Peace in Hebrew is Shalom, coming from the notion Shlemut, wholeness, completion, perfection.
There is no “little peace” in the fully integrated, interdependent system we exist in. We either have total peace or we do not have peace at all.
Today we have no peace at all, as even where there is no war, there is constant tension, struggle, there is always a chance that something can ignite conflict, war, riots, hatred, destruction even within nations and families.
This is the result of our inherently self-centered, self-serving, self-justifying, and subjective nature that drives us to succeed at each other’s expense. We are all driven by the same nature more or less, regardless of whether we are aware of this or not.
We are not sinful, we are not evil, we are not responsible for the inner program nature’s evolution “created us” with.
It was also purposeful from nature to “release us into production” with an unfinished, raw, “beta software”, thus giving us the free choice and ability to finish our own human development, by acquiring the necessary upgrade from nature’s evolution consciously, purposefully.
This unique awakening, and the process of conscious evolutionary self-development, self-upgrade has to start in our generation when humanity reached a critical threshold beyond which we can self-destruct if we do not change track.
Thus now we have to, first of all, recognize our inherent nature, our selfish, exploitative ego as the root cause of all of humanity’s problems, and then start a methodical process of learning, practicing how to build Nature-like, positive, mutually responsible and mutually complementing interconnections, cooperation above and against our inherent nature.
Then we will reach true peace above and against war, true, “brotherly love” above and against baseless hatred. And then within the simultaneous contrast, we will reveal what it means to be Human beings — being similar to Nature’s perfectly balanced, integral system above and against our original egoistic instincts.