A natural balance to remind you to take life at the pace life is intended to flow.
That pace is to be absorbed into the holistic Harmony.
This is the core principle of Islam which is an ancient word meaning Peace.
This is the core of Peaceful existence. To connect with the Harmony.
In all things moderation. We use the time to remember to be grateful for the good things in our lives. To focus on becoming positive entities free of bitterness and anxiety.
Islam does not heavily repress women. Sharia represses women. It is literally a different book of different teachings.
Don’t mistake Peace with Control.
Be aware there is a reason why Control is necessary to sustain Peace.
Observe how western nations which do not sustain a high level of self-control also are riddled with internal conflicts.
Western nations which do sustain a high level of self-control have a different teaching and way of being than those which don’t.
As with less rigid ‘extremist’ Islamic nations, it is centred on community-awareness rather than on self-idealisation. It avoids the trap of pandemic Narcissism.
The focus is not on ‘how does that make me feel’; it is focused on ‘how do I make others feel?’ This increases a feeling of self, focussed self-empowerment, self-responsibility and self-worth.
Where there are problems of feeling stifled by community, ‘pressure to conform’, there is a community awareness and support for those feelings. It is a recognised aspect of everybodies life, of being.
Usually the answer is to recommend a retreat to nature, for freshness of energy and perspective, to be by oneself for awhile, to learn to respect the facilities community provides for what that is.
Where that does not work we have a problem of feelings of hopelessness.
The depression, drug use (pharma or street are all bad) and suicide rates are high in those nations but also emigration away from those nations is also high.
This reveals the need for new experience is a vital part of life. The repression of that is why the depression, drugs and suicides: hopelessness.
The answer is new experiences which for many is travel. Look at our physical design. We are quite literally 50% legs with a support system for sustained mobility. It’s not merely that it’s built into us: it’s what we definitively are.
People need experience and variety to maintain holistic wellbeing as much as we need a sense of community support.
That’s why people cheat. They need both fresh experience and stability of a steady relationship which cannot provide the variety they need to grow and feel complete. Repression is a problem so the answer is to maintain freshness in a relationship without doing so by using antisocial methods such as drama and resentment.
The need for escapism is huge and endless. We only have to see how big the entertainment industries, travel and sex industries are to verify that.
Our ancestors were nomads. We only settled for the old and for the babies. From that came farming. From that came cities.
“Before you diagnose yourself as depressed, first check to make sure it’s not simply that you are surrounded by assholes.” William Gibson