Towards a new culture: reconciliation as a liberating experience

20.11.2020 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Redacción Buenos Aires

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Towards a new culture: reconciliation as a liberating experience
(Image by Roberto Palumbo)

By Susana Chialina*

The so called countries and their different constitutions come from thousands of years of obsolete social models and systems. They are archaic, discriminating and violent and have shaped a revengeful type of culture which today is deeply engraved in the heart of the West.

We can find the first code of law kept in city-states like the Hammurabi code or like the Entemena or Urukagina codes, where we can see the power coming from a God that is alien to the heat of the people, set in motion by priest of a plutocratic and oligarchic system in order to perpetuate their power with perhaps smaller excesses. Thus, kings, priests, merchants and warriors, or “true men” as they were called, share the power on the monopoly on the people, disguising discrimination and revenge as justice.

“No justice, no peace” has been heralded by thousands of years, today we -messengers of a new world- proclaim that “justice comes from peace”, peace with oneself, with one´s partner, with one´s parents, brothers, neighbors, peace with the person who has harmed you.

We -who are ignorant of the relations that rule the people- declare that it is the search for personal and social peace and reconciliation what makes possible the construction and the constitution of a new culture of justice, far from revenge, a way to a new hope where the life and freedom of the other one is equivalent to one´s own, if we start to take as a principle of moral action “treat others as you would have them treat you.”

We are immersed in an individualistic and materialistic culture that lead us to live according to values that place us farther and farther away from what is most important: our “internal unity”.

We are forced to act in contradiction with ourselves and thus we bring to the world of relations all the suffering, revenge… violence. This culture is not useful. It is up to us to change it, in order to transform ourselves deeply and straightening the direction of life.

The proposal of change is given by reconciliation with everything that has affected us, that has harmed us.

If we are looking for sincere reconciliation with ourselves and with those who have intensely harmed us it is because we want a profound transformation of our life. A transformation that may lead us out of resentment from where nobody reconciles with anybody and not even with oneself. When we come to comprehend that inside ourselves does not dwell an enemy but a someone full of hopes and failures, someone in whom we see in a short succession of images moments of fulfillment and moment of frustration and resentment. When we come to comprehend that our enemy is someone who also lived with hopes and failures, someone with beautiful moments of fulfillment and moments of frustration and resentment, we would be laying a humanizing look onto the skin of monstrosity.” Silo: Days of spiritual experience, 2007. www.silo.net

 

*participant of Silo’s Message

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