Is war an unalterable part of our lot?

Definitely not.

Today is the 93rd anniversary of the end of World War I.

My father fought in that war, was wounded, spent over a year as a POW and lost his two brothers in the conflict. In World War II he was in a resistance network hiding and helping allied pilots, Jews, and others.

Still, he had very close German friends (he spoke their language fluently). In fact, he loved Germany.

He hated war.

The memory of his attitude supports my conviction that we can escape the curse of war.

And free ourselves from the millennia old belief that violence, fear, arrogance, distrust and hatred are for ever the masters of human condition.

Amidst the deluge of catastrophic news, we are reaching a time where metamorphosis of the collective belief system is possible.

The technique to achieve this transformation is simple enough, though requiring some patient practice: opening one’s mind to “pure love”.

That is, to the sense of oneness, of love of everything there is in the universe, the sense that we are part of it, the sense that anybody we meet is part of it. Nobody or nothing should be excluded, regarded as bad, or hated. Separation, judgment, or hate, have no rationality at all; they offer no comfort or pleasure.

If you think about it, there are only two kinds of thoughts:

“expanding thoughts” : love, trust, forgiveness, patience, harmony, joy…

“contracting thoughts” : hatred, fear, guilt, bitterness, judgment …

The former invariably make you feel great, and attract positive responses from people and other creatures. The latter make you feel awful, make you ill, and attract negative responses.

You can verify this every day.

If a significant part of mankind concentrates on “expanding thoughts”, the whole game on this planet changes. Our dance with universal energy, universal consciousness, becomes a harmonious ballet instead of a messy struggle.

Be alert to what is going around you, beyond the suffering and meanness: there are plenty of signs that a wave of “expanding thoughts” is rising.

Fear not, breathe deep, and take care.

Love,

Leo

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ian Cormack
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 12:16:37

    Love it …thanks Leo …:)

    Reply

  2. Laure
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 16:14:59

    Wonderful to read this post on this date!
    It is great to read these words of peace and trust. They are like true lights!
    Keep up this great work on such essential topics.
    Thanks

    Reply

  3. Daft Singaporean
    Dec 02, 2011 @ 12:52:27

    idiot. and so many others will die on your behalf. Reminds me of Neville Chamberlain.

    Reply

  4. Carl
    Feb 29, 2012 @ 13:10:59

    Great post, thank you very much.

    Reply

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