Even today, after five billion years, our planet remains amazingly active. We have nearly five hundred volcanoes and an eruption every two weeks. Earthquakes are continuous a million and a half a year, a moderate Richter 5 every six hours, a big earthquake every ten days. Tsunamis race across the Pacific Ocean every three months.
Our atmosphere is as violent as the land beneath it. At any moment there are one thousand five hundred electrical storms across the planet. Eleven lightning bolts strike the ground each second. A tornado tears across the surface every six hours. And every four days, a giant cyclonic storm, hundreds of miles in diameter, spins over the oceans and wreaks havoc on the land. (Excerpted verbatim from the novel ’State of fear’ by Michael Crichton – author of Jurassic Park)
This is besides the many wars in different regions.
Conflict is a natural state on this planet. The root of most conflicts is embedded in our primal experience of fear.
Will not attain peace for all
Finishing fear shall
Inspired by the opening phrase in the Sikh religious texts, and the first composition of Guru Naanak ~ ikk ōnkār satināmu karatā puraku nirapǎ’u niraver akāl mūrat ajūnī sepàng gurprasād
One Universal Creator, the Name is Truth, Creative Being (personified), Without fear, Without hatred, timeless Image, beyond birth and Self-existent by the Guru’s Grace. (“without fear” clearly stated)