posted on May, 18 2010 @ 09:00 PM
I think there is protection from the world but it is not very idealistic. There was a well known Jew who spent a few years in a German concentration
camp, I can't remember his name or background, but during his stay he would say how happy he was, and how the Nazis could not touch his heart/soul,
and the physical trauma he was able to mentally surpass by focusing on God and mentally reciting scriptures and so on. I read about it many years ago
and it has always stuck with me. Our ability to avoid the suffering and oppression of the world around us can only be done through perception--- no
matter how enlightened we become, the rest of the world will still partake in whatever evil it wishes to. So you could potentially find a haven
removed from much of the world (like Tristan da Cunha-- www.tristandc.com...
) and you could not control whether another country would
decide to invade--- your utopia could quickly become a dystopia, no matter how much you focused on positivity and attempted to surround yourself with
"light". Consider Native Americans. Most tribes didn't even have a word or concept of "rape" until Europeans came along and began raping their
women. They also didn't have currencies, casinos, mass slavery, materialism, profound alcoholism and so on. As pure as they were, as in touch with
nature--- they were not protected. The meek won't inherit the world until the world is able to see the beauty of being meek.
This is why community, humility and love is so important. Solutions to the worlds ills are apparent if one only sets aside their political ideologies
and looks at the human race as a species instead of polarized groups of clashing cultures and religions. Human beings instead of stereotypes.
You can protect yourself through your perception (like the emaciated Jew who smiled his way through torture), and thus abate most forms of negativity
(although only a lobotomy could completely remove you from any source of suffering or negativity). That is your utopia. But in my opinion (and I
don't mean offense) there is a degree of selfishness in wanting to escape instead of trying to help solve society's ills.
I don't see a resolution to the world's social dilemmas within this century. But that is not our place. Our place is to become the catalyst for
future generations to focus on the fruit of peace and see the futility of amoralism and greed. In the meantime, continue striving to find a
fulfilling spiritual path, be an example for others, and search for others who can help encourage and guide you as you look for answers.
Again I have to emphasize that I understand your frustration and wish there were a more pleasant/concrete answer but I assure you there is not.
Also look into www.helpx.net and www.ic.org.