What is stopping us from achieving true peace?

Question from the Internet:

“While conflict and war rage abroad, how can we promote ‘personal peace’ in our own relationships and families? If we say we love peace, shouldn’t we start with our own personal lives? How can we get better at ending the ‘conflicts’ in our own lives?”

All personal conflicts or wars between nations originate from the same root. Thus the solution for all personal or international conflicts and any form of war is the same.

We all need to learn how to exist, behave above and against our inherently “warmongering”, cancer-like, egocentric and subjective nature.

It is our original inner software that constantly drives us towards the excessive accumulation of resources and profit, this software makes us thrive at succeeding, surviving at the expense of others. It is the subjective, egocentric self that defines itself through comparison to others, trying to elevate the self above the others in any given situation.

This inherent nature is very obvious in politicians, leaders of any kind, celebrities, and top athletes, but it is in all of us to some extent. And given suitable conditions we can all ‘explode” to become tyrants, ruthless torturers of others, taking whatever we can from others even their lives.

True peace will come only, when we all start and win the “inner war” against our inherent nature, becoming truly Human beings that can exist beyond their instincts, in similarity with Nature’s finely balanced, mutually integrated 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.