Peace comes from receptivity driving creativity – mind following heart:
11.T’ai. Peace, I Ching.
K’un(receptive) above, ch’ien creative) below
…Great approaches. Good fortune. Success.The image: Heaven and earth unite: the image of PEACE. Thus the ruler divides and completes the course of heaven and earth; he furthers and regulates the gifts of heaven and earth, and so aids the people. Wilhelm/Baynes, 3rd edition (1959, 1967, 1971)
The concept of heart guiding focus is a part of mindfulness, Taoism, Buddhism, and Christianity. The implication of the treatise to do the right thing as guided by god is a part of the Jewish, Islamic and Hindu traditions. The threads of rightness as proclaimed from the unification of earth and heaven, human and spirit, with the guidance of rightness from ones heart (spirit) rather than ones mind allows for ‘peace on earth as it is in heaven’.
Cues to the many threads of agreement are found throughout religious and spiritual texts if your willingness to look for agreement (collaboration and connection) overrides your desire to be right (competition and narcissism).
In order for Peace to be the defining force among humans, the consciousness of rightness must shift out of an adversarial Alpha-style of civilization to a Beta-style of collaboration. This is the effect of Turning Me (driven by competition and narcissism) to We (focused through collaboration and connection); rightness from a dualistic perspective, Kohlberg shifting to rightness from a holistic perspective of inclusion and care, Gilligan.
It is predicted throughout time by philosophers of various beliefs and in varied social-spiritual texts that to unite human and spirit, have the mind create what is known as truth in the heart. Mindful partnering is the way of upleveling consciousness and living in the light of universal spirit on the earth-plane so that all beings are upleveled together. The resultant style of interaction among spirit-humans is Peace.
This heart focused style of relating comes out of connecting and unifying rather than dissecting and dividing. The means of how you get to Peace matters; a means that follows mind without heart, leads to destruction rather than unification of heaven and earth, even if the intent of the actor is that of Peace. This mind separated from heart style is human thinking separated from spiritual truth. Non-violent actions and words lead to the opportunity to create unity, connection and put heart (spirit) in the driving seat. Violent words and actions, even toward an idealized goal or belief system, separate heart and mind and put mind in the driver’s seat.
The way to higher consciousness-living now, follows the I Ching hexagram 11. T’ai – Peace, receptive above and creative below. In every action let your heart lead; let your mind create what your heart (spirit) desires and knows as truth; see the other as yourself and your heart will be your guiding light in action. in love and light, beth