Who will bring us peace?!

Question from the Internet:

“Who brings you peace, and how?”

Nobody will bring us, we all have to build peace.

We do not have peace and we never had peace in history — only temporary unsuccessful ceasefires and peace treaties scattered between wars. This is because we are all born with an inherently egocentric, subjective, proudly individualistic and exploitative nature.

We all define ourselves by comparison to others, we all thrive towards ruthless and exclusive competition where we succeed at each other’s expense. This is why conflicts and wars are commonplace in human societies and in every civilization we have ever built.

True peace is a unique wholeness, a balance between otherwise diverse and contradicting elements or people. True peace will come when a positive, constructive and sustainable, mutually responsible and mutually complementing co-existence and cooperation will become more important and more civeted than constantly proving who is right, who is better, who is stronger, more powerful or wealthier.

This will happen when we rebuild human relationships and the fabric of human society based on Nature’s finely balanced and mutually integrated template which is aimed at creating and sustaining life. We also need to develop such an overwhelming need to create something higher, more important between us that can overcome our instinctive, ever-intensifying need to conquer and control others.

The first such common goal will be securing our collective survival which is impossible without global cooperation and peaceful co-existence for multiple reasons.

Then, when we already experienced that we can survive and further develop mutually together, we will also reveal and feel what a qualitatively much higher collective existence, with an unprecedented collective consciousness and a perception of reality that is beyond the egocentric and subjective restrictions of time, space and motion actually means and gives us.

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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.