I'd say that there is inner peace--a deep sense of serenity that comes from an awareness of one's eternal presence and connection with all life. I'd say that from this inner peace--external peace is created. So, what does external peace look like on a global scale? Is it a world with no poverty, pollution, extreme violence and disease? I can imagine that...indeed, I can imagine us ending all poverty, pollution, extreme violence and disease on our planet. I envision us healing the sickness that we label as "Evil". Yet, I can't imagine us living without any challenges...to me, that would be boring. So, as our connection with inner peace allows us to create external peace---how shall we continue to challenge ourselves? Will we be able to define and appreciate the present, without having to repeat the painful cycles of the past? How will we honor the painful experiences of the past without creating them again?
Will we use sports (even playful violence such as martial arts) to express and celebrate our aggressive sides in a healthy/balanced way? What are the most entertaining ways that we will celebrate peace? What stronger feelings of JOY will the human family share? Will we seek to fuse our deepest love with the creation of new life enhancing technologies? How far will our technologies advance? Will we strive for a deeper and deeper understanding of the universe? How deep will our understanding be? What greater levels of humor will our collective consciousness reveal to us (I'm especially curious about this question! :) )?
What grander levels of appreciation will we experience? How will our relationship with the universe expand? How great will we be at exploring and celebrating the story of our human family, and furthermore--the universal family of life? Will the experience of external world peace lead to the experience of external universal peace? Will our religious traditions learn to evolve just as science does? Will we perceive God to be the Oneness of all that is seen and unseen? Will we know each of us to be a unique individual expression of the Oneness and SIMULTANEOUSLY the Oneness in it's totality? Will we honor all individual levels/experiences of awareness?
Finally..what other questions shall we ask? And, what answers/ideas might YOU want to share?
In Gratitude and Oneness,