Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Peace Love and War

It is starting to become clear to me that our society, our world and our earth can no longer tolerate war and violence of any kind.

We have got to begin to look at ourselves and see what we can do to get along with people all around us, those people different from us and people of different cultures and nations.

Furthermore we have got to look and see what our part is in continuing the cycle of war and violence.

Our world seems to have an immature mentality of social relations. Two children in a car are fighting, you ask them to stop, one of them says, 'he/she started it'.

We need to be the bigger one that stops it, and we need to get to a place in our hearts where that really is the accepted way to go.

There is always a reason for war and violence. Perhaps there are as many reasons as there are wars.

Our thinking in our relationships with others needs to be that war and violence is not an option.

I see protestors protesting war, but in doing so they seem to continue to perpetuate the anger and hate that is common to all those wagering in violence and war.

Hate has nothing to do with peace. Hate toward political leaders, hate towards enemies, hate towards anybody or anything at all has no relationship to the kind of world we desire to live in. Using hate to combat hate is not part of the solution in eradicating hate.

Soon we are going to discover out that the foundation and basis of the entire universe is peace and love.

We must align ourselves with love immediately, to stop further degradation of our earth, our world and our society.

WWII showed the world that the nation with the most powerful weapons becomes the leader of the world.

Now that other nations are trying to assert their place in the world, they are only following the examples that they have seen.

Don't we follow this own thinking in our own lives? Certainly I am not the only one who has ever heard 'the ones with the most toys wins'?

I see bumper stickers around town that say 'regime change begins at home'.

It is easy to look upon someone in a position of power to say, 'you should stop the war'. It's easier to tell anyone but ourselves what someone else should do to make the world a better place.

Most of us are not in a position of power of world influence. None of us can force anyone to do anything they don't want to do, but we try, time and time again.

We are only responsible for our own actions.

The need for positive change does not rest with somebody else. It rests within each and everyone of us.

Did I cut someone off in traffic today? Did I yell or insult someone I love today? Was I rude to someone to day in furtherance of my own objections?

There is a theory that suggests that Hitler could have only existed and risen to power if there was enough empathetic emotion in existence to get him there.

Indeed Hitler did represent not only the desire for Germany to become a major world power, but he also represented the Anti-Semitism attitude of Europe that had been in existence for many, many years.

Hitler, then was a product of his society.

If we are to produce heroes, then we must quit looking outside of ourselves for those heroes. We must become heroes ourselves.


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