My long-term goal is to contribute to world peace. In my earlier days I visited many places to learn about different values, beliefs and practices around the world. Now I am seeking to put the collective wisdom together into a Philosophy of Peace.
The Philosophy of Peace is a 20-year project which will include researching "best practice" around the world, exploring peace historically (time) and anthropologically (space) as well as interviewing great leaders who have contributed to peace. The Philosophy of Peace will put together current thought and old wisdoms.
The Philosophy of Peace is not about governments, systems for negotiation or international relations. Nor is it about religion. It is more about how we as collective individuals can contribute to peace, what makes people strive for peace and resolution rather than for war and conflict. Hence a philosophy, how we think, not a political approach. It is about how individuals and group dynamics can contribute to peace. It combines Personal Development, group dynamics and intercultural communication.
Peace = inner wealth and health + intercultural understanding
to suggest that while we may desire peace, we are actually more fascinated
by war. I recently went to one of the bigger London bookstores to look
for works on peace - well I could not find a section called 'peace',
but what I did find was about three walls of bookshelves called 'War'.
We are fascinated by war. Why do we want peace and yet are fascinated
by war? Well I think it's because war contains something exiting. Peace,
on the other hand, when you think of it, is boring! A philosophy of
peace must contain something exciting, to replace whatever it is that
gets us turned on in war-like activities. Maybe we need the activities
but without the hate and destruction?
Three main strands (non political) that can contribute are:
Development: - personal development that will allow us to find a well-being
and a balance in life. There are several aspects:
psychology & dynamics: - however well harmonised we may be, there
are certain group or sociological pressures that cause us to behave
differently than what we would as individuals. The masses move on emotion.
3. Intercultural Communication: looking at the different values and belief systems, and how these affect our thoughts and behaviour.
Our world has created many toxins which poison our bodies and minds. It is hence important to know strategies to deal with this. An important factor will be personal development - wealth, health, relations, well-being. Many of the results of philosophy of success (Napoleon Hill) should find application here to create harmony - balance, peace of heart. People more likely to strive to peace and love if they are happy, successful and in natural balance - hence need to focus on health and wealth.
group psychology (group dynamics and emotions) are highly important
too. The Philosophy of Peace looks at both individual effort and group
behaviour for two reasons:
I also call the philosophy a 'Mosaic for Peace' - to reflect my thinking. I take a 'holistic' approach - I look at the whole with all parts are interconnected, where the whole is more than the sum of the parts. That's very abstract, so I prefer using the image of the mosaic. In a mosaic each stone may be very precious, but it's the combination of the stones that suddenly creates a new image from a distance. None of the individual stones would have been able to create this larger image on their own.
a need to understand various issues more deeply. My goal is to research
such issues and view them from different perspectives. This will include
interviewing peace and other leaders around the world, delivering workshops
and creating a Foundation for Peace. The aim - well, in the mosaic we
can have little effect as individual stones, but together we can start
creating a different picture. Let us all be a piece in the mosaic of
Public workshops on Health, Wealth & Diversity as a contributing factors to peace
- aggression - regression - disharmony - unhappiness - Stress - conflict
We are also attempting to contribute to human understanding in an interdisciplinary holistic manner through our Silk Road Academy workshops.
would like to contribute to this research please email me at email@example.com.
WE TRY TO DISCOVER THE CONDITIONS WHICH ENABLE INNER PEACE AND PEACE AROUND THE WORLD