With each passing day, we wake up to a humanity that is getting more and more divided – whether by politics, beliefs and ideologies; or driven by hatred, greed and envy; or based on status, titles, wealth and almost anything that gets promoted enough on news channels and social medias.
2.) We are led to believe that by siding with these false divisive ideas—we will gain something, some advantage, some result, or that it will make us more secure…
3.) But these superficial and false (short lived, only temporary, spiritually bankrupt) divisions—only end up making us more fearful and insecure, even hostile, belligerent and violent—to the point where today, practically every nation, every city, every family and every individual is in conflict (or is suffering from some conflict).
4.) The root cause of mankind's ceaseless and endless: conflicts, miseries and problems is our selfishness.
When we are selfish (or intensely self-centered, or always concerned with ourselves),
we are easily divided, and we easily fall for false promises…
5.) When we are selfish:
a.) We want someone else, or some authority to tell us: what to think, who to hate, and who to support…
b.) We always looking for that person or thing which can give us all the answers, whether its from a political figure, a billionaire, or some talk show host, physician, scientist, expert, guru, organization, technology, etc..
c.) And we like it when they say things like:
(i) "It is the less fortunate ones, and the poor people, that are eating up our resources and making our country poor!"
(ii) We need only to: "blame another group of people for all of our problems!"
6.) When we are selfish—we need to use labels to segregate, or assert our superior status.
We never view ourselves as just another fellow human being.
7.) Our selfishness drives us to look for supports that further reinforce our selfishness.
When we identify with or believe that our particular: nation, race, ideology, organization, or even spiritual teaching is superior – and everything else as inferior or insignificant – we will then look for examples and authorities which emphasize such divisions.
So division is not caused by others, it starts with oneself.