“There’s been a lot of talk about creating a “Department of Peace” in the U.S. government. That’s a nice thought. But diplomacy has been tried forever. Sure, it was good thought to have a League of Nations and a wonderful thought to have a United Nations, and it’s a pretty thought to have a Department of Peace. There’s nothing wrong with it. Just don’t expect it to work. Any attempt to bring peace to the world IN the world will have only a temporarily helpful impact at best, because you’re trying to solve the problem where it isn’t instead of where it is.”
– Excerpt from Your Immortal Reality: How to Break the Cycle of Birth and Death by Gary Renard
“The world cannot be fixed because it was made so it could not be fixed. Moreover, its maker—the ego—does not want it fixed, healed, or forgiven. It does not want peace, but we—in our right minds—want the mind healed that wants conflict. Once again, there is only one mind that desires conflict: our own.
The challenge, therefore, is to live in a world of somethings, as a something, yet knowing we are nothing. Sincere concerns to the contrary, our insanity remains in worrying about a something. This is why outcomes in form do not matter—there is no hierarchy of illusions, despite what the ego teaches (T-23.II.2:3). Since the truth is that everything here is a nothing appearing to be a something, if we think there is a something to be cared about, we are mistaken, for it is truly nothing.”
– Kenneth Wapnick, Ph.D.