Our society is like a big organism. It was like this since the beginning of humanity. It gradually evolved over time shaping its body and mind.A body with a complexity that nowadays it’s difficult to fathom. A complexity so vast, that even the body itself cannot recognize. It’s mind evolved in knowledge. In stupidity remained steady.
In complexity evolved exponentially. It became a big factor in shaping the body itself. It became the source of the body’s failures and successes. It became the bridge between hate and love. It separated the body in multiple components, making it weaker and weaker and more vulnerable to self-destruction. These components that we are talking about have taken many forms such as: nations,religions,cults,groups,and even egocentric individual organisms. Each one of them has become like a body in itself with its mind. Each one of these components is part of a vast distributed system,that works in unison with its kind but different to its neighbour.
This big system of distributed components has no center anymore. Each component has different features and different settings to its neighbour,but they all share one thing: prejudice. They are all guided by prejudice.The air they breath, the sights they see, the sounds they hear, the knowledge they learn, they are all guided by prejudice. There are many things that we can say about these components. Some components want tocreate the missing center of this distributed system. Some components comply to the rules of others. Some components are dependent on other components. Some components just die out. And, these changes and transformations that happen in the body influence the mind of this big organism.
We can see that there is a mutual relationship between the mind and the body of this big organism. Whatever happens in the mind influences the body and vice versa. Matter merges with mind. During the lifespan of this organism on earth we have seen and heard and read about its history and we have tried to understand how this vast organism works. We have tried to improve this organism based on previous mistakes. But is there anything we’re missing here, because we are still stuck in the same old fight that has been going on since the beginning of humanity, fight for power, fight for who is right and who is wrong.
How can we change this? How can humans transcend their minds into not thinking like this anymore. How can humans transform this big organism that we call society into a peaceful and enlightened one.Perhaps we need a powerful center in this distributed system of different and conflicting minds. Perhaps we need a new world order. Perhaps we need more money as a typical government would say. Or perhaps we forgot of who we truly are and need to be reminded. Maybe that’s what it is. We need to be reminded that we don’t need earthly power to survive, we don’t need money to survive, we don’t need food to survive, we don’t need land to survive, we don’t need to get married to survive,or buy a new a car, or be the president of a country or be rich or famous or whatever materialistic that comes in your mind.
What we need is to acknowledge the power of our minds, what we need is to evolve into enlightened beings. Because we can be gods ourselves and we can shape our body and our world with our minds. Let me remind you again the mutual relationship between the body and mind of the big organism that we were talking about until now.We see people changing society everyday with their actions and thoughts, we can change ourselves like that too. By changing ourselves we change our society, by transcending our minds we transcend society, by enlightening ourselves we enlighten our society. The greatest minds in the history of humankind like Aristotle, Descartes,Jesus, Muhammad, Einstein, Newton, etc.., they all told us about this through their words and books. The secret to our enlightenment lies in the past.
By: Fatos Ismali