CIVIL-ISATION

ONE ETHOS UNITING THE WORLD

Respect in theory

IN THEORY


As one of the fundamental tenets of democracy,

 

RESPECT FOR ALL PEOPLE  seems an obvious aim. 



But in practice it challenges our everyday prejudices and has powerful implications for the way we lead our lives. 


For example, respecting a mass murderer might seem abhorrent until we can renounce judging others.




RESPECTING is the natural result of loving without condition; the birthright of all humanity.


True respect comes from not JUDGING others. 


Not being judgmental liberates us from condemnation and the desire for retribution, which in turn makes violence unnecessary


In an ideal world even ANGER though natural and understandable, is ultimately unhelpful as a substitute for dialogue and reconciliation.




WE BELIEVE THAT MEANINGFUL CHANGE WILL OCCUR 

WHEN A POWERFUL ENOUGH CONSENSUS LIVES THIS UNDERSTANDING 



THE SUMMARY

THE STATEMENT



A BETTER NATURE



"Forgiveness is to relinquish your grievance and so to let go of grief.
It happens naturally once you realise that your grievance serves no purpose
except 
to strengthen a false sense of self.”

ECKHART TOLLE