Is it possible to know peace on a planet who’s major industry for the last several hundred years has been war? Where the only real definition anybody knows for peace is absence of outright conflict? Lately I’ve been intrigued by the reports that we are actually in the middle of WW lll and the only reason we do not know it is because the major conflict is in an arena that is not bloody on our front door step. It is being fought with GMO’s, Chemtrails, Vaccines, Climate, education, media, news, the internet and technology. It’s the 1% against the 99%. One of their war memorials is the Georgia Guide Stones, their book of procedures is the Agenda 2030. Need I go on?
In the 60’s all thought like this was squelched with extreme prejudice: https://alsionsbells.wordpress.com/2015/02/19/suppose-they-gave-a-war-and-nobody-came/ but people were asking.
Is there a definition of peace that does not include the allusion of war in it?
pēs/ noun: peace; noun: the peace
- 1. freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility. “you can while away an hour or two in peace and seclusion”
|synonyms:||tranquility, calm, restfulness, peace and quiet, peacefulness, quiet, quietness; More
“can’t a man get any peace around here?”
- mental calm; serenity. “the peace of mind this insurance gives you”
|synonyms:||serenity, peacefulness, tranquility, equanimity, calm, calmness, composure, ease, contentment, contentedness
“peace of mind”
- 2. freedom from or the cessation of war or violence. “the Straits were to be open to warships in time of peace”
|synonyms:||law and order, lawfulness, order, peacefulness, peaceableness, harmony, nonviolence;
“we pray for peace”
Peace occurs between heterogeneous social groups and is characterized by a lack of conflict and freedom from fear of violence. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility, peace often involves compromise, and therefore is initiated with thoughtful listening and communication to enhance and create mutual understanding.
Peace can be defined in a positive direction and in a negative sense. Positively, peace is a state of tranquility and stillness; however, in a negative sense, peace is the absence of war or violence From <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace>
The term ‘peace’ originates most recently from the Anglo-French pes, and the Old French pais, meaning “peace, reconciliation, silence, agreement” (11th century). But, Pes itself comes from the Latin pax, meaning “peace, compact, agreement, treaty of peace, tranquility, absence of hostility, harmony.” From <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace>
It looks like, in this world, at least from Roman times, the answer to that is a very big, fat, NO. So, then, what really, is Peace?
How do we define it or even get a sense of it on a world that can’t define it without war as part of the definition?
Does it mean that we need to search for a different word? A different concept? Are we even capable of knowing what that is? What would it feel like, and what would it mean to us as a planet, as people as ourselves? What other words would be required to get a sense of it? Words like compassion? Understanding? Coexistence? Cooperation? Love, even? ( I’m not gonna tackle that word…!)
Maybe the “peace that passeth all understanding: (Philippians 4:7) passeth all understanding because we have no idea what it means, or what it could really look like unrelated to war and conflict?
How do you define to a world, a concept that they have no means to understand? That people have never in living memory had a time where war didn’t exist?
The definition of a word should not be solely understood as a reversal of another concept. It needs its own rich contextual meaning – and that has been utterly stripped from our memory as a planet.
Peace, what does it mean?
(it might take more than a 5% solution to figure it out, but at least it’s a start.)