- “Nothing is as difficult as not deceiving oneself” - Ludwig Wittgenstein
A large part of humanity has failed to live in harmony with the practicality and spirituality of nature, including their own awareness and its cultural expressions, such as the ever faster evolving technologies. This vital relationship has been neglected and turned sour on a massive scale. Many people have a strongly diminished contact with their natural self, their food intake, their family, their friends, their local community, their deep cultural history, and the mysterious and beautiful cosmos around them on which their lives fully depend.
All this has given rise to the mass neurosis, from which we get so many 'unnatural' human beings, "Plastic People" who are sick on many levels, think superficially and act highly insecure. The awareness of these Plastic People does not flower naturally, instead it is aggressively constrained into a socially dictated and accepted form of stressful living. This social process could be called human-domestication or dehumanization. Out of this social disease have grown many neurotic, male dominated fascistic structures, which in turn use these social problems to further their own agenda.
"Plastic People" struggle with managing their own reality and feel a strong need create ideological and artificial securities. To hold on to and defend their dogmatic beliefs and/or want to escape the sensation of natural living (drug abuse, TV, obesity, consumerism, etc.). These people do this even against a tide of evidence that they are misguided on important issues. The ultimate reason for this state of denial and confusion is a set of primal, mainly subconscious psycho-emotional fears. Most importantly the fear of rejection by the mother, family, friends, school, their partner and other parts of society. The 'below-the-radar' fear management causes chronic forms of psychosomatic stress, and holds back a persons true natural flowering potential. (todo: trauma healing methods, embracing your natural self, acquiring self-knowledge through feedback loops between experience and centered awareness)
The often used dualistic concepts (god/devil, good/evil, light/darkness, angel/deamon, etc.) should really be seen in the sphere of health versus sickness - both mentally and physically, individually and socially. Life's energy is optimal in whole health.
Evil/darkness/rigidness/fascism/... are often our social conventions to express the underlying disease, using our common language and neurotic behavior patterns. Collectively this becomes the mass neurosis. This consensus reality talk simply distorts our perception of the true nature of our social diseases.
The future is very uncertain but full of struggle. Most of all this is an awareness struggle. People have to re-establish a grounding connection to their natural perception of reality. This means a full awareness of - and a breaking away from - the ongoing mass-neurotic cultural conditioning going on all over the world. Then people can see the deep web of lies and organize themselves according to their own 'chosen' values, priorities and responsibilities. Its a conundrum of immense complexity.
Our mass neurosis is all over society and over time this psycho-somatic friction crystallizes this into ever grander and more rigid structures - externalized and materialized forms of the psychosis. The fascists, the pseudo alpha-males who also struggle with their own reality and fear true love, because of their own deep traumatic disconnect, just try to make this re-connection even harder for others too. Nothing makes people more jealous and eventually bitter, than seeing the love they never fully received - and even ignored/rejected/ridiculed/killed - being experienced by others.
All in the cosmos comes from the same mind and is ultimately driven by the same mind. Making wrong choices can lead to friction, which can lead to suffering, but from this we can learn a lot. Hippocrates said: "A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses."
The suffering can not be eliminated completely. Never. It is a part of the ever evolving cosmos. However, the suffering does not have to as great as it is now, if we learn how to deal better with it. Meaning: less ego (structures), more awareness of your environment (past and present), a better food intake, etc. Ultimately only true love and its honest extensions (such as the balanced persuit of health, beauty, inner truths, knowledge, social relations and other life experiences) are the aspects of life that give us real peace of mind.