We can’t fix the many problems facing our world today, without fixing politics. And we can’t fix politics, without reconciling our foundational beliefs. Whether you are Democrat or Republican, black or white, Christian or Jew, Moslem or Hindu, you are who you are because of what you believe about your life story.
This is the story of where you came from, why you are here, and where you are going. This is the creation myth you grew up with, embellished with your family history, and the life choices you’ve made along the way. It explains how you fit into the social order around you, and your role in today’s reality.
Beneath it all lies the creation myth, the foundation of all belief systems. From ancient Egypt to Rome, to modern day Beijing and Washington, D.C., every civilization that has ever existed has been built upon a creation myth. It’s what gives power to people like Khamenei in Iran, and Salman in Saudi Arabia. (and Trump in the United States)
To bring peace to the people of the world, we must get beneath the superficial issues that divide us, and connect on a deeper, more foundational level. By comparing our creation myths, and how they’ve changed over the years, we can see behind the curtain and take back control of our destiny.
As always, comments welcome.
Until next time …