Am I contributing to everyone’s crisis with my own?
Comment by Jose Pares Perez. Concepción, Chile
If I only affected myself with my “bad times”, it would still be unacceptable because each and every one of the beings in Life are important. Those “bad times” always affect those around us. We’re not alone in life; we are much less separated than what our senses perceive. The deepest truth is that we are not separated at all. This is a truth that is not commonly accepted. If scientific argumentation of modern physics is not enough, today a technological argument can be added. Notice how the world suffers from the Syrian news. From the death of a large group of athletes on a plane crash. Many news. Nothing about the painful news of the world escapes from our conversations or our feelings.
In a deeper but still understandable sense, the culture that a human group, the attitudes we assume, we transfer from one another permanently. I suffer and joy in the face of reality because what makes me suffer or makes me enjoy something is seeded in my unconscious from my childhood. We all contribute to the joy or sadness of all, directly or indirectly.
Gandhi expressed it in his own way: “If you want to change the world, be as you want the world to be”. We all are the world. If you want a world without war, find peace within you. Peace, just like happiness, is us. If it’s not so, it’s because you are absent from yourself. Live your life attentively and contribute to the peace of All.