Do you know we are actually living in the most peaceful, non-violent time in history?
Is that your perspective? Is that how you define the world?
It surely wasn’t my perspective until I watched the episode of NOVA on PBS called The Violence Paradox. It was fascinating to me how the scientists have literally broken-down history and, through comparisons of the total number of deaths per population at various times in history, concluded that now is the most peaceful time we have co-existed together.
Because we learned that hate, wars, and killing weren’t good for the business of building kingdoms. So we started embracing more civility, more respect, and more … empathy … for others and for mankind. Which led us to the oldest principle taught: Love.
I began wondering why we don’t live in this knowledge today, because, as we know, as you believe, it is delivered to you. It really comes down again to the principles of our work: what we choose to put our attention on and focus on creates the reality we live in. We are inundated with the technical world and the electronic messages being bombarded upon us, and we lose sight of choosing our own electrical signals. All we hear/read is the crime, the injustice, the fear, the lack, the uncertainty, etc. And the constant focus on that keeps creating the illusion that this is the most dangerous time in history.
The challenge here, then, is choosing to know the truth and focus on THAT so we create more of what we want.
“I Am peace, love, joy and prosperity. My dignity is acknowledged and honored in this world. I hold peace, and create peace, 24/7. I live in a peaceful world.”
And so it is!
“Nonviolence means not only avoiding external physical violence, but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr