Contributing toward a more peaceful world is not the first thing I would have thought of doing when I look back over the years. Ervin Laszlo brought it to my attention when he shared his personal credo. It made me think. Could a credo serve as a guide to a seemingly chaotic world? Could it help people standing on the edge of violence as a means to regain control over their life? Would it help those who hold fear in their hearts over who we are as humans and what lies ahead? Is it reassuring for those of us who see more in human potential waiting to be realized by a personal choice to do so?
What if you are the answer we have all been waiting for?
The Luxembourg World Peace Prize award event took place on the 30th of June in Luxembourg honouring peace makers world-wide sponsored by the Schengen Peace Foundation. The Schengen Peace Foundation was initiated in 2005 as a not-for-profit charity approved by His Royal Highness Henri the Grand Duke of Luxembourg on Oct 19th,
"The Foundation contributes to the construction of a more peaceful world by promoting peace, tolerance and understanding through multicultural dialogue with the help of discussions, publications, exhibits and workshops, internet platforms, encounters, exchange and education programs as well as studies about peace."
Is constructing a more peaceful world a goal we can all share?
Widely recognized as the father of systems theory, Ervin Laszlo was in attendance. His credo is a summary of what he stands for. It is a series of principles that can guide, without fear or judgement, the widest perception of reality. By opening to a wider view, you can see layers and levels of intelligence restricted from a limited view. From a limited view reality is confined by what you think you know today. Humility and curiosity are two minimum attributes of a conscious leader that allows you to move forward in the world thoughtfully, knowing that words count.
Ervin Laszlo's Credo
Comprehensiveness, simplicity, and a word of caution
- “Seek the simplest possible scheme that can tie together the observed facts” [and] “make your theory as simple as possible — but not simpler.” (Einstein)
- “The real is the whole” (Hegel)
- “Discourse about the world is but a likely story.” (Plato)
ON THE NATURE OF THE WORLD
- The cosmos is an infinite and eternal intelligence.
- The infinite eternal intelligence brought into being a finite domain of space and time: the universe.
- The things we observe, or infer from observation, are clusters of vibration in the universe, in-formed by the intelligence of the cosmos.
- At different frequencies and wavelengths, clusters of in-formed vibration are perceived as structures of matter; as individual consciousness; and as transcendental intuition.
ON EVOLUTION IN THE WORLD
- Clusters of vibration perceived as structures of matter and as individual consciousness evolve in space and time. Structures of matter (matter-like clusters of vibration) evolve intermittently: they periodically decohere and reconfigure. Individual consciousnesses (mind-like clusters of vibration) evolve continuously, through incarnate phases in association with structures of matter and discarnate phases beyond matter and beyond space and time.
- Structures of matter evolve toward supercoherence: intrinsic and extrinsic coherence. Individual consciousness evolves toward enlightenment: oneness with, and love for, all things in space and time.
ON PURPOSE IN THE WORLD
- The purpose of the evolution of matter and consciousness is the transmission of the intelligence of the infinite cosmos into the finite universe through individual consciousness periodically associated with, and periodically transcending, structures of matter. The ultimate purpose is the communion of evolved individual consciousness with the intelligence of the cosmos.
- The highest aim of human existence is to foster and further the transmission of cosmic intelligence into the universe by a dedicated striving for the supercoherence of the body and the enlightenment of the consciousness associated with the body.
Watching world events, particularly random acts of fear and terror, irresponsible behaviour of politicians asks each one of us:
Who are You? And Why are you here?
Is it to live an ordinary live? Or is it to take the uniqueness that is you and define yourself by how you lead - and the wake you leave as you move through the world.
Moving through the world today takes an understanding of energy, your energy, and puts the control back in your hands. As metal band, Incubus put it in lyrics from the song Drive:
“Sometimes I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear.
And I can’t help but ask myself how much I’ll let the fear take the wheel and steer.
It’s driven me before, and it seems to have a vague, haunting mass appeal.
But lately, I am beginning to find out that I should be the one behind the wheel.
Whatever tomorrow brings, I'll be there with open arms and open eyes.
...But lately I’m beginning to find that when I drive myself my light is found.”
Song: Drive, words and music by Brandon Boyd, Michael Eisinger, Alex Katunich, Jose Pasillas II and Chris Kilmore. ©1999 EMI April Music Inc. and Hunglikeyora Music. All rights controlled and administered by EMI April Music Inc. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission. Originally included in: The Octopus Way: Eight Simple Steps to Personal Freedom, 2003
What drives you? Fear or a passion for peace and well-being?
What would be your credo? Your guide to how you move through the world?