Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, not as how you think it should be.
Would it not be a joyous experience if life were to exist exactly as you think it should be?
As a proposition, I think that is a very interesting quandary. At first blush, I think everybody would like things to be exactly as they wish that they were. But, by definition, would that not take away the most magical aspect of life? The unknown. The unexpected. The joy of discovery?
The semantics of the discussion are so easily variable as to come up with 20 variants to what I just stated as the potential problem. Meaning, you could change how you define the world in order to allow for the mystery to continue to exist. But your influence on the reality still changes everything. Just like asking the genie for unlimited wishes solves the only 3 wishes limitation. That, in and of itself is not the issue.
From Wayne‘s perspective above, he is very clear that we are not going to live in Wayne’s world, even if he wanted us to. The world is a perpetual cacophony of uncertainty. And, given that freedom comes from being at ease with the certainty of uncertainty, the real answer lies in how we are able to see the world through that filter and navigate our way through the perpetual chaos of reality.
Seeing the world for what it is, positive and negative is a great starting point. It enables us to contemplate the prospect that we might be able to change the world, and thereby transcend to a different reality than the one that we are currently experiencing.
Perhaps the best solution is to be grounded in your ability to see the world for what it is, while simultaneously feeling empowered to be catalytic in your efforts to help change the things that you do not like about it.
As Ghandi would say, “we must be the change we wish to see in the world.”
Either way, as society continues to polarize, we are wise to do our best to see the world for what it really is. Even if you have to look harder to find the truth.