As discussed in part one, the purpose of our existence may not be this single minded growth of consciousness in each individual. Instead, the purpose of our existence is to bring balance and harmony as one, for the whole community, because only then the balance of energies is steady. Unfortunately though, words peace and harmony are good enough to depict a nice picture of our existence, but not good enough to produce a strong effect so that individuals would feel motivated to fight and even make sacrifices when necessary for the sake of balance. The word peace itself discharges any effort one can make. So, what can serve as a powerful motivation to allow any individual willingly and passionately fight for the cause?
What motivates human being to fight for his existence has been one of the most argued topics of all times. Starting with our earliest philosopher Plato and Socrates who is believed to be a fiction character created by Plato himself, the argument about what fuels our existence came to two basic points: Love, according to Plato is an incentive, not only for all humans, but also for other living beings. However, Socrates argues that love is not always a motivation for doing something good. According to Socrates, Eros is a demon not a god, since erotic state in human beings is the desire for the good and beautiful, the possession of which would constitute happiness for humans and they may stop at nothing to obtain that ecstatic condition, (Plato’s Ethics, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Socrates description as you can see is pretty strong and scary, but is it accurate? We cannot assume that just because sex and erotic condition makes one feel good is therefore demonic just because some individuals will stop at nothing to obtain that state. Indeed, erotic condition when fulfilled is a moment of happiness, and when not fulfilled is a moment of destruction. Hence the question is not whether erotic condition is good or bad, whether Eros was a god or a demon, but the question must be, what is preventing the fulfillment of this erotic state? It is the lack of fulfillment that brings destruction not the desire to feel happy. Therefore, I argue that Plato was right; Love is the fuel of life and the purpose of our existence. And Socrates was wrong because Eros is a god whether demonic or not that is the question. In other words, in psychological terms, erotic state in humans is not a disease but a force of life. We can now conclude that whatever prevents fulfillment of these erotic desires in every living being, including plants, animals, humans, and so on, is the source of all the pain and misfortune in the world.
The question now becomes, how is it possible to prevent fulfillment of such powerful desire when a human being will indeed stop at nothing to get that satisfaction? That is not hard to answer. The key is in finding the right match, because not everyone or everything can satisfy these desires. In this world two halves that belong to one another, when separated they will long for one another, and they will keep searching for one another, and until they find each other. Until then there will be no satisfaction, only disappointments. However, in the process of finding the proper match, the soulmate, the other half, or whatever you would like to call it, there are other things that take place. One law for example that I have mentioned in one of my previous posts, is the law of grudges. Therefore, two people may be attracted at some point in their lives not because they are each other’s yin and yang or soulmates but because they have an unfinished business to take care of before moving on to finding their soulmates. The only problem is that sometimes, instead of fixing the problems to eliminate the grudges, these individuals continue arguing by deepening the grudges. Hence, our main concern should be the communication and the means by which we try to communicate our desires, needs, appreciation, our points of views and so on.