We need to learn the laws of integral, living systems since we exist in one!

Question from the Internet:

“How are peace, human rights, and the right to self-determination interrelated?”

In order to understand the answers to such questions, first, we need to understand and actually feel what it means that we evolved into a globally integrated and fully interdependent system.

In this world, we are but individual cells of the same, Human “superorganism” which is also irrevocably integrated into Nature’s system.

In such an integral, interdependent system peace is the state of balance, homeostasis achieved by mutually responsible and mutually complementing interconnections above and despite the vast diversity, against the differences, tension between the seemingly incompatible parts, elements.

The only difference between other parts and elements in nature and human beings is, that while other elements, parts are integrated into the system blindly, instinctively, humans have to achieve this integration, mutual cooperation consciously, methodically above and against our inherently selfish, egoistic, and subjective nature, program.

This makes us the qualitatively highest part in nature, the only part with a conscious, analytical mind that is able to observe and partner nature with full awareness, actively participating in the creation and nurturing life.

In this system “human right and self-determination” means my conscious agreement and participation in this process, considering others and the natural system more important than my inherently egoistic, individualistic self, since they are my parts, my connection with them, my unconditional service towards them is facilitating, sustaining the life I also receive everything from.

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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.