Everything that makes us animal, has it’s roots in Fear. Everything that makes us Human, has it’s roots in Love.

It is the internal struggle between these 2 forces that is the cause of all our inner conflicts that lead to neurotic or pathalogic states.

And it is these inner conflicts that when repressed or denied within our selves, burst out of our breast as projections upon the unsuspecting world and create all conflict. Whether it be a conflict between nations to a squabble in the playground, whether it be between the leaders of countries and the population, or parents and their children, whether it be between religious dogmas or between 2 people that were once lovers; all conflict is a projection of our own inner conflicts between our human and animal needs and desires, the need to reach out to touch and be touched by others and the need to protect ourselves at all costs. The battle between Love and Fear creates all wars.

“Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.”

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 – 1527)

Advertisements