When I speak of tearing down the walls of existence, I mean in a peaceful and non-violent way. An individual can also tear down the walls of their own Existence. On the large scale, I want to change the culture that surrounds me; either that, or abandon it entirely. I believe what Ghandi said, that no conflict could be justified, even if it was for a good cause. So my passionate cause would have to be a peaceful revolution. I just don’t understand why some have the desire to inflict harm on others? And how some countries have an arrogant desire to wage unjustifiable warfare. I’ve noticed this desire in youngsters, when watching them kill fake people in combat video games. The phenomenon of humans killing humans on an international level is not a good thing. Islamic terrorists see the world through tiny keyholes, as much as any mainstream American.
So how can society ever change its approach towards the Earth, or any other living thing, when humans cannot even change the way they treat other humans?
I respect the Environment. I love the Earth. I also have a deep respect for the food I devour. As a carnivore, I love meat. When I pass away, I hope some animal will have me as a hardy meal.
Now back to tearing down the walls of existence. Here’s what it means on an individual basis. People need to change what is all too familiar about themselves. Tear down the walls of your own mindset, of your own viewpoint. Break the windows of everything you know. You can learn other worldviews and perspectives when you do this. You can learn to combat your own prejudices!
My father told me that he doesn’t trust those that claim to know everything. I believe in his proclamation: the more I learn, the less I know. ..and the more I discover, the evermore perplexed and moved by life I am.
I’ve heard that everything is happening, because we live in a world of suffering. I’m not entirely convinced of that.