From-Our Spiritual Resources
By Joel Goldsmith
World Problems Will Be Solved By A Change of Consciousness
Part 1 of 2
Ultimately, the peace, which has already been established in consciousness, will be manifest on earth – and I do not mean a cessation of war – I mean peace, real peace, lasting peace. According to the record of history, there have been only two major reasons for war – religion and economics – and both of these causes can be eliminated. The religious wars will cease when all men are willing to admit and recognize that there is only one God. Then religion will never again serve the purpose of hate, bigotry, or animosities because if there is only one God, we are all children of God and we are brothers in that spiritual household.
In the same way when, as is now already taking place, nations can sit down together at the conference table and discuss business constructively rather than conniving to capture world markets at any cost, there will be an end to commercial rivalry, and the world will witness a new era of co-operation. These commercial differences will always exist unless, and until, nations can sit down together and work out their respective economic problems in the climate of sanity, intelligence, and justice. This is beginning to take place, and it represents that change of consciousness on the part of men, which is basic to enduring peace.
When there is a change in human consciousness from self-seeking and obdurately insisting upon our personal and national will, wanting only the success of our own army and industry, then we will begin to move forward on the spiritual path. The progress that has been made thus far is because there are men and women praying, not praying for their side – for their armies or nations – but praying that God’s kingdom be established in human consciousness in every quarter of the earth.
Our individual consciousness is important to the safety and security and the peace of this world. In the degree that our consciousness holds within it no animosity, bigotry, hate, or jealousy and is willing for the enemy as well as the friend to prosper, it becomes a center for the activity of the Christ.
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