World conflicts often seem to be triggered by the emotional over reactions of nations. Just look at the Bengazi attacks, or more recently the attacks in Ankara, Turkey.
How can there be world peace when people are still being judgmental of themselves? Anything that is a trigger point such as, “your Mother is…,” or “your family is…,” or “your God is…,” or “your Prophet is…,” and many more like this, can cause severe aggression in people because the pain connected to certain words runs so deep that it goes beyond our control.
Why is that? Why are there areas inside of us that hurt us so badly? Why can words cause such deep pain?
To answer that we need to understand that all pain that comes from inside of us is self-created. How? By judgment. If I judge myself as a thief, the first thing I will try to do is hide that quality by distracting from my own short coming as a thief, and point out how someone else is such a bad thief. Then I judge thieves badly while talking to others. I gossip about how this person stole or that person stole. I bury my own judgment against myself so deeply in my psyche, that I forget all about it and I only notice thieves around me everywhere.
But when someone calls me a thief, I feel that deep pain of my own judgment.
I will only stop feeling that way, and seeing everyone as thieves, once I learn to let go of that judgment of myself.
This example can be replaced with many, many others. Our main focus in life should be to understand that emotional pain and anguish is something that we can work on, because it does not depend on a change in our circumstances; it depends on a change within ourselves.
The moment one learns to release a judgment against him/herself, he/she no longer feels the stabbing pain of someone’s negative comments aimed at them or their loved ones. This is the secret to an individual’s emotional peace, and if repeated by most people, to world peace.
author: Christine Langmayr studied Law and Political Science. She has written numerous papers on political issues and has a very hopeful view for the future.