- Joe Delsen
- Kailua Kona, HI
- United States
This conversation is closed.
Will we wait for other people to be converted to our beliefs or convictions before we can transform our world?
We all have different convictions and beliefs that defines our worldview and see it as the complete truth in obtaining a just and peaceful world for all of us, do we really think this is the only way, and hence the rest of the world should be converted, then we will have world justice and peace?
The main cultures are Christians in the american continent, Europe and parts of Russia, Muslims in the Middle East, Africa and Indonesia, Buddhists in China and Asia, Hindus in India and Non-theists in all places as well as all religions present also in most of other countries. Each culture have great power and conviction to right our world but many seem unaware of this power and for those that are aware seem to see their own culture as the only solution.
One of the biggest gathering threat today is the devastating effects of climate change. Ars Technica summarized an International Energy Agency (IEA) report noting that, among other things, inaction on climate goals has added $1 trillion onto the cost of reaching them—in 2009 alone (http://bit.ly/Cop16).
According to Lester Brown, the tipping point for all of us to act in averting
climate change is rising food prices (http://bit.ly/EarthPolicyTpoint). If we wait for developed nations to feel this, what would have already happened to the rest of the world?
Is there a way to see an underlying unity of our beliefs and convictions and agree on our mutual interests in order to transform our world in to an equitable and sustainable global home?
Closing Statement from Joe Delsen
My belief system and your belief system or principles and convictions is the perspective that you and I believe can transform our world but our diverse society, in order for it to strongly progress needs to be more aware of the fundamental unity that we all have. This fundamental unity can be made more strong and apparent when we define it in a "universal" language that avoids bias and prejudice arising from our perceptions that other belief systems and cultures are different and are invading or converting our own belief system. Our own perspective has wisdom and truth when it can take any other perspective and see its translation into our own, realizing our fundamental unity.
If you and I want to truly see this universal worldview, what our true freedom shows is that we can open our hearts and minds to any ideas that we perceive to be different or contradictory to our own set of principles and see how it translates into our own and realize that we do all have a universal worldview. The only difference is we express it in our diverse cultures and language. We open our hearts and minds to care and understand, the hope and promise is we will see this universal worldview.
The essence of the belief system that I have grown into and the NDE which I would call the"anomaly" of all belief systems (belief systems being only based on "faith") and non-theist convictions (the anomaly of scientific evidence of higher dimensions) has so far shown me our fundamental unity.
This what I call "universal perspective" has given me consistencies and meaning to any TED talk, news or any information that I have encountered so far.
This is the basis of my intuition that we can transform our world, if we all keep an open mind to understand and an open heart to care, and translate all these into concrete actions.