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A History of Violence

Competitors. Enemies. It is curious, and telling, that we introduce these inherently violent thematic elements into virtually all areas of life — most notably, and most virulently within ourselves. Should we ever find ways to alleviate this persistent psychological, philosophical, or epistemological pressure, would we know what to do with ourselves, how to behave, how to function in society, or how to communicate?

Can we ever be at peace if there’s nothing that threatens to disturb the peace? Does the nature of this evidently dualistic reality demand that in all things we have something to contrast or compare to? Could we have ideas such as equilibrium unless there was something to the contrary? Does black require there be white, for black itself to exist?

I’ve written about struggle and how we need something to push against in this physical life to help define our edges. We know and accept that if muscles were never used (or we never imagined using them) then we’d atrophy, our bones would soften, and we’d melt into wimpy, mushy mammals — and be largely useless in life. Some would argue this is reason enough to dump our consciousnesses into the cloud and be done with the faulty, mortal meat-suits already. Perhaps, but that suggests that homo sapiens is a mistake, is outdated, outmoded, and due for a certain transcendence. That may thus answer the premise introduced at the beginning of this article: if we were free of our fundamental humanity, would we exist in a more harmonious, violent-free capacity? If we removed all potential for volatility, could we as a species move into a higher existence, free of our animalistic qualities and motivations?

I think that subverting or discounting the gift of the organic and the emotional components of who and what we are is cowardly and myopic — and perhaps more than a little premature. The medical and pharmaceutical industry has done us no favors and is largely responsible for perpetuating a certain disdain for our bodies, minds, and indelible creative spirits. Religion, education, economics, governance and politics all contribute to this divisive and polarizing idea that we’re never quite enough — or that we need to compete with or protect ourselves from those guys, over there. Even in our dreams, aspirations, and most sacred of spaces, we are in competition with ourselves — or with those we love, or otherwise would have no qualms with.

We’re just starting to unravel the real potentials of human capacity, but the information isn’t readily disseminated into the general population. It’s still, by many, considered to be a little far-fetched, even science fiction or fantasy. One has to be open to it, to seek it out, and to do a little research. We have mounting data and evidence (i.e., proof) of expansive and even super-human capabilities that perfectly normal people are experiencing — motivated largely by the immediacy of a health issue or chronic illness that threatens their wellbeing. Leaders in this field such as Dr. Joe Dispenza are worth a serious look.

The point is if and when we endeavor to empower ourselves and to rewrite some of our fundamental operating conditions, we ultimately repair and release lower-level psychology and emotional fragmentation. We don’t have to remove the idea of competition, but we do have to collectively mature, and to raise ourselves out of a feeble, lack-based framework and debilitating consciousness. This is our current generation’s work, and will invariably provide us the necessary foundation to address other systemic, global problems along the way.

An elevated perspective is only possible with an elevated perception that requires of us an elevated conscious awareness. How? Get to work. Ask better questions. Get out of the habit of being yourself. Try something uncomfortable and exciting. Sit in silence every day. Act on inspiration, rather than always reacting.

Could these suggestions be considered violent? Naturally.

Solvitur ambulando

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