WARNING: THIS ARTICLE IS BIASED IN FAVOR OF LOVE AND PEACE. COMMON SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE AN END TO WAR, VIOLENCE AND BRUTALITY OF ALL KINDS AND A MEANINGFUL LIFE OF SELF-ACTUALIZATION AND SERVICE.
We need a new earth. And we need a new way of being on it, a new paradigm. We need a new and elevated story about us human beings, a new identity about who we are and why we are here. And we need to live up to it.
We need a softer, gentler, wiser world, one that values and reflects cooperation, kindness, compassion, and love, not just for ourselves, but for each other.
The current story, along with the beings who express it, is not working and is not sustainable, and that should be obvious to anyone who examines the history of humans on this planet. We need a new story, one that tells a higher version of who we are and whom we can become.
That new story will create the new earth which will show up as we show up. It begins with us. It also ends with us if we do not change in the direction of deeper wisdom.
There are probably very few, if any, sane individuals alive today, who, if asked if they want to live in a peaceful world, would say, “No, I want a world of war, hatred and all kinds of violence.”.
The mindset of hatred is a miserable state. People who live in that experience are miserable, even if they are not consciously aware of it, or able to articulate it. They are chronically afraid. So, they create an atmosphere that justifies their fear, and it becomes a self-perpetuating, tragic cycle.
If we are to have peace on earth, we need to have peace in us, every one of us. People who deliberately kill other people are miserable, regardless of the motive. People who killed themselves were miserable. One of the things they have in common is they did not know any healthy, life-affirming way to express it, to get relief from their suffering.
The gun violence that we see in all its forms is an expression of that misery and will continue until we address it, with compassion, with understanding, with love.
This is radical. This probably won’t be seen during the lifetime of anyone currently living, and although it never has happened in the history of humans, it can happen. We must believe that if we are ever to experience it. And it is certainly an ideal worth experiencing.
We are evolving as a species. If we aspire to grow beyond this current version of ourselves, and that is a necessity for survival, we must allow for the possibility of radical change, of a version of ourselves currently unimaginable. We must, at least, be open to that possibility, to that version of one who would find the thought of war or the deliberate killing of another human being utterly unthinkable, simply not an option, for ANY reason, including self-defense. If enough people believed and acted upon this principle, there would be no need for self-defense.
If we can think about it, we can manifest it. Our current experience certainly reflects that. This truth is nothing new.
The issue is: what are we thinking? What kind of world do we want to manifest? And what kind of human do we want to become?
We are co-creating all of it in one way or another.
Until we take responsibility for that, nothing will change.