A MORE COMPASSIONATE WORLD IS A MORE PEACEFUL WORLD
Our belief systems are the bedrock upon which all that we say and do rests. Our beliefs are the filters of our reality. They also create our version of reality. And, they often go unchallenged – even if they are incomplete or completely incorrect.
With great glee I have recently learned about, as they describe themselves, “a revolution in the scientific understanding of human nature.”
Over time and still today many believe that humans are primarily self-centered and warlike. The new scientific understanding of human nature demonstrates that we also have deep roots for compassion and human goodness. This is magnificent news! Personally, I already chose the more optimistic view of human nature but for those with doubts and those that need proof, the time has come!
The mission of the University of California Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center is to study the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and to teach skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.
WOW! As they say, “Human communities are only as healthy as our conceptions of human nature.” We act based on what we believe. While this might sound like a small or obvious statement, the impact of their work is potentially monumental.
Once more and more people come to fully accept and fully believe that we are compassionate by nature, they will begin to practice compassion more and more. This will naturally move us all towards a more peaceful planet.