Life or death, peace or war ?
Life and peace are the obvious choices. But in having to choose, we must judge based on our convictions and beliefs that may be in contrast or conflict with others’. Is there a place here for doubt and uncertainty? We must have the capacity to question ourselves but act.
It is easy to react to aggression and justify on the basis of defense. If actions of one group based on their belief interferes with or encroaches on our existence, prosperity for example of one group against ours or industrialisation by those who don’t believe in or bother with global warming against those wanting sustainability or a return to rural agriculturally based existence, we must either negotiate what’s fair or act according to our beliefs and sometimes to stop them acting out their convictions.
However, to allow for one another’s differences and live and let live, there’s need for space, and the understanding of boundaries and one another. In this fast changing, growing, urbanising, globalising and ever more crowded world, it is easy to lose both. We hold to our narrowing individualised realities against differing generations, groups, genders, communities, bureaucratic and political bodies, and of course religion, precisely because it’s hard not to be affected by one another in our technological post-modern transparency – an anonymous aloofness in contrast to which those that hold strongly to a common belief can easily seem fanatical.
We as an identity think that we are human. It is a whole being we belong to who is human however, by whom we can think that what we experience is reality, that we are a definitive entity, and that we choose and act. We are a projected part, created and placed from the nervous system, by our whole being in reality. We must understand the nature of our reality, knowledge and certainty, that they together with our self are projected parts of a whole self in creation. Our reality, of self and our experience and including our beliefs and convictions, our sense of the world and others, our sense of togetherness and separateness, making choices and acting, are projected parts of an individual whole being who does things and is alive next to other wholes. There’s the potential for us all to appreciate our self and our beliefs as a part of our whole. Reality, of a whole being alive in creation who encompasses