Our human condition is mired in happiness and sadness, wealth and poverty, war and peace, love and hatred, freedom and oppression, ego and humility. The universal energy that gives us life also gives us equality. No one spirit holds superiority over another as no human holds superiority over another. Until we understand that we’re all equal and replace ego with humility, which would result in ending greed, and the disparity of wealth and poverty, thus ending hatred, war and oppression, we will continually be asking why can’t we end the violence.
Moving forward, we must educate each other with science in the physical realm, and find a truthful universal understanding of the spiritual realm. Science is fact and our scientific knowledge has increased tenfold, whereas much of religious teachings are immature beliefs stuck in the dark ages. Our universal energy connects science and faith, yet we haven’t raised our consciousness high enough to understand it, because we can’t seem to move beyond 2,500-year-old dogma. We could understand it, and a few religious masters do, but that knowledge is only attained through deep meditation. Our intelligence as humans can be measured in thousands of years against a universe that is billions of years old. We humans are an evolution in progress that currently understands and uses only one-third of our brain.
One day we will fully understand the connection of our physical universe and our inner spirit, and we will be practicing equality and equity for all through ultimate knowledge, humility, peace and love, without judgment. At that time, our sadness and mourning will only be that of loss for those loved ones we’ll miss at the end of their long lives. Only knowledge through further evolution of science and spirit will make us pure in mind and spirit, resulting in the elimination of violence forever.
Bill Chatigny lives in Amesbury