I feel in a good mood today, so let’s chat about something light like why such things as good and evil do not really exist. Good and Evil of course do not exist as a force or intention, but exists merely as a linguistic categorization of events that either seems unfathomable mean or in the other extreme a miracle of fortune.
I wonder how many people jumped in their seats or dropped their mobile readers as they read this statement from a first time blogger on the net. Ok, hopefully the statement was charged enough to raise a interest strong enough to continue reading. How I’m able to state something so naive to something that is so real, well accepted and built in to our social structure as how we relate to each other’s actions.
First off, I’m not trying to challenge any divine visualization here as I’m a non denier to the majority of them. I rather like to raise the question of how you and I interacts in relation to our experience and position in life. In order to deal with this statements, let’s not focus on the extremes and instead focus on some easy examples of human acts toward our environment. Everyone have goals in life, some people are very clear on what they like or are supposed to do for periods or with their lives in it’s entirety, and others have not spent a single minute of their thoughts contemplating where they are, where they are supposed to go or what to do, with their journey of roughly 100 year of discovery.
The fundamental truth is that ‘we all do our very best in every single moment of our lives’ to reach whatever goals we have visualized or choose not to, short term or long term. Meaning, that some days we are tired or unbalanced making decisions that might set us off later on but never the less, it was the momentarily proficiency level that set the standard of our performance. If we would have been in a better shape or position we might have generated another outcome, but retro perspectives are always viewed in a light that is different from the original settings, and at the moment we gave our best.
We all do our very best in every single moment of our lives, this is the single most important truth we need to learn in life. This is the foundation of trust and understanding of the world that surrounds us. As we start to understand the ramifications of this, we realize that a lot of our assumptions of guilt, disappointments and forgiveness in one sentence reflects back to ourselves.
Comprehending the above elevates some defaults in our social interactions that no longer validates, things like forgiveness. Forgiveness is given to someone who made an error although insights, skills or other knowledge should have prevented a bad move according to the ruling social laws. But forgiveness in all its “goodness” also lays the burden of guilt to the forgiven. Is it possible to lay guilt on someone who acted by the best possible effort in the situation? Of course not. If we place guilt on someone acting out of its best according to personal believes we in the process disqualifies the person in its completeness as we fail to understand why the situation occurred. Forgive and forget have solved no problem, rather covered it and leaving possible emotional fractures as a result with no insights gained as to prevent the situation from reoccurring. The one to seize the privilege of definition of a situation all of a sudden possesses the power to set the boundaries of Good or Evil which is a power that is to be taken serious.
In order to reach peace, we always needs to thrive towards understanding, with understanding we can reach acceptance resulting in a peaceful relationship towards our environment. Forgiveness is an illusion that fits our autopilot behavior which bases its functions on pattern recognition. In order to simplify decision making, situations are classified by our autopilot system as Good or Evil. The Autopilot behavior speeds up our ability to manage our world, which is generally a positive thing. However, we need to be aware of our autopilot behavior so we can calibrate and maintain our internal compass and understanding of our environment. Failing to do this will slowly bring us out of tune with our emotional reality, speed up our life tempo, especially together with today’s electronic society we are navigating our emotions in an incredibly speed. A cultural, collision at these high speeds without any seatbelts for the soul generate fractures at so many levels that it might take a long time if ever possible to heal.
My hope today is that I managed to establish one insight, ’ We all do our very best in every single moment of our lives’. Based on this, there is things to deal with in our normal reactions to our environment. I have given some examples above, but I think I will come back in several post discussing the same subject as it’s very difficult to cover a complete map as how to come to turn with the fact that disappointment, good and evil along with forgiveness should be removed from our vocabulary.
Peace is based on the fact that the heart is in harmony with the logic. Don’t let the autopilot take emotional decisions just because it has the ability to, or leave the brain to evaluate other peoples intentions based on Good and Evil as we Know they are doing the very best they can based on whats on their horizon. Come to turn with or understanding painfull events puts our heart at rest (not literary), and our brains in trim with a calibrated autopilot to aid our journey.
If we do not understand at the time (which unfortunately happens quite often), default to the fact that ’ We all do our very best in every single moment of our lives’, nothing is ever Evil as it do not exist and rest assured that insights will come at a later date if it’s important enought to remember. Understaning the importance of acceptance and removal of the “Evil” concepts makes us stay emotionally fit and maintains the door open as we mature and understands over time.