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The Resonance of Peace

The Resonance of Peace

By |Published On: 9 November 2023|4.5 min read|
By |Published On: 9 November 2023|4.5 min read|

Have you noticed any changes in your day to day life since the latest war in the Middle East began? Have you noticed how interpersonal conflict has increased? How little feuds have re-erupted? How past grievances have re-surfaced?

When masses of people around the world are pulled into emotionally charged opposition, it creates a psychic tension in the collective. The surge of resentment, contempt and hatred ends up reverberating into people’s lives.

Many people are being affected, even if they haven’t given much attention to the situation in the Middle East. Racial tensions, ethnic divisions, religious fault-lines, political squabbles — and pretty much every other gripe, disagreement and grievance that people have with each other are at risk of being intensified.

On top of this, many people are feeling increasing anxiety, sadness and despair as a result of focusing on the horrors that continue to unfold.

And when people concentrate on the pain and suffering of others, it can bring to the surface their own pain and suffering. For example, their own unprocessed grievances and traumas from their own experiences of persecution and abuse can become activated in unison.

So, we’re looking at an increase in emotional extremes in an already volatile world. And many people are vulnerable because they are still reeling from the distress of the covid crisis.

Inner Ceasefire

It is natural to sympathise with those who are suffering, and it is natural to want an end to atrocities. But in times like these, you have to be careful to not get swept along with the outcries of emotion and opinion. You risk getting pulled into a spiral of hostility that usually doesn’t help anything.

And this is the mechanism by which vast swathes of humanity can be hijacked. You only have to look at the malice that was unleashed after 9/11 to see how people’s emotional reactions were weaponised and manifested.

And let’s not forget the irrational medical apartheid that was recently enforced against those who didn’t take part in the fraudulent genetic experiment. Many people lost relationships and livelihoods as a result. And it came close to people being thrown in prisons or concentration camps.

We live in dangerous times because people are so easily triggered and manipulated. And to make matters worse, we’ve somehow ended up with many characters in positions of authority and influence who exhibit clear signs of psychopathy.

The Path to Peace

The solution to conflict is always the same, whether it be in personal relationships or between two nations. People have to heal their hatred, resentment and contempt — and they have to agree to live peacefully with mutual respect for each other. All other solutions for lasting peace and good relations unfold from this.

A lot of people in Israel and Gaza want peace and reconciliation. But sadly, it probably isn’t going to happen any time soon given the mentality of hatred, xenophobia and bigotry that is evident in so many.

And all that most of us can do, is make sure that we’re not getting pulled into the darkness of hatred, resentment and contempt. That we’re not acting in ways that inflame conflict and division. That we’re not giving tacit consent for escalations of violence and oppression that will only lead to more suffering and more hatred.

There are worthwhile reasons for campaigning, protesting and striving for human rights. Acts of evil ought to be challenged. State violence and oppression ought to be challenged.

But if people become entrenched in emotionally charged opposition — if they languish in the darkness of hatred, resentment and contempt — then they can end up prolonging the cycles of hostility.

The path to peace compels people to find common ground. It requires people to make mutually beneficial agreements that then facilitate a reduction in hostility. And this can only be achieved through mutual understanding and respect.

Those who seek to control and dominate will often seek to foment divisions, fear and hostility. They do not seek peace because they are afraid of peace. They are afraid of people living in harmony with each other because they are afraid of losing their pretext for domination.

When people genuinely respect each other and live in peace — the control-trippers and authoritarians are much less likely to end up in positions of control.

The path to peace is very much linked to the path to freedom.

The Resonance of Peace

Human emotions and feelings exist as energies. We are living in a metaphysical reality where everything is energy and everything is interconnected.

Whenever the darkness in this world intensifies, you can choose another way. For example, you can choose to bring more calmness, more tenderness, more empathy into yourself and your relationships.

If you are living in safety. If no one is threatening to hurt you or imprison you, then consider taking advantage of the stability you have.

By nurturing compassion and respect within yourself and your relationships — you not only improve your life and the lives of those around you — you also become a silent resonator of peace. And your presence alone will have a positive influence wherever you go and wherever you focus your attention.

We’re all influencing each other in subtle and unseen ways. And the more people there are living in peace and harmony, the more peaceful and harmonious this world will become.

Related article: The Influence of Collective Consciousness

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