This is not just paranoid delusion, or drama for effect. This is an observable phenomenon for anybody with awareness. The runaway speed of technology has made this a possibility as never before … simply because information exchange is almost instantaneous these days. The path we are following now will ultimately end in ruin and chaos if we refuse to step off of it.
Catastrophe is not inevitable though. We can still choose alternate paths; find alternative futures to embrace. The key word there is CHOOSE. There is no single individual who will alter the full course for billions. There is no magic wand or cure-all that will suddenly make things right. The ONLY way to alter our future is to choose to do so. Humanity as a whole has to make the choice to change our course … which ultimately means individual humans must so choose.
The real issue is we are not necessarily all aiming for the same “better” world.
Before we can obtain such grand and beautiful concepts as PEACE, we have to be on the same page as to what we actually MEAN by the idea. Seems that is where we keep dropping the ball. What does peace actually mean anyway? Is it a removal of all violence and negativity? Just an end of war? Is it only achievable by removing difference … creating a set cast of characters? Maybe the simple removal of the human race? Until we can mutually agree on what the goal actually IS, it will be a very hard goal to achieve.
Here is what recent months has taught ME what peace is. It is NOT and end of negativity. It is not an absence or denial of anything. Rather it is coming to terms with all aspects of life and dealing with them in a respectful and rational way. Instead of searching for alternatives based on greed or anger or any of a slew of negative triggers, we find alternatives that leave us restful and knowing that the vast majority have ultimately benefited.
Humans define the world by opposites. So how can we achieve anything by trying to remove its opposite? We cannot know light without darkness. We cannot know pain without pleasure. So how can we know “peace” without “war”? Peace is that moment when all of the stressors in life are balanced … both the positive and the negative. Humanity cannot progress forward without some negative influences. If everything were “perfect”, what incentive for growth and improvement would there be? No. Peace is not an END to strife and diversity. That would simply be stagnation. Peace is the completion of the circle; it is bringing all parts together to find a whole that is sustainable for all. If we could measure the spiritual health of humanity on a scale, we would find that it is so far out of balance that the scale might just break. Peace is the return to balance.
Maybe when we all get on the same page on WHAT we are looking for we have a chance of finding it?