Warring countries and warring states are a constant part of our historical landscape. It seems that there is no period in history when some degree of conflict between countries and between states did not exist. The idea of having a world in which all factions are completely at peace with each other seems to some to be profoundly idealistic. Yet, peace is what we all crave.
We can test the concept of a peaceful world by putting our egos to sleep for eight hours. Our spirits never sleep, yet when our egos are asleep, our world is at peace. From the perspective of the spiritual realm, the only war that exists is the war between good and evil, between our spirits and the devil and his demons. That is the only war being fought when we are asleep because the wars in Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan and other areas of the world all come to an abrupt halt when our egos are asleep.
We can practice putting our egos to sleep without actually falling asleep by spending one day arguing in favor of our opponent's position. Instead of thinking only about the wrongs visited upon us, what we desire, and what we believe to be our entitlements, we instead privately adopt the fervent arguments of our opponent, and perhaps create new arguments in their favor. It would be a truly revolutionary exercise because we would realize that our positions are not always as fail-proof and justifiable as we would like to believe. Ideally, this would be the perfect preparation exercise for each side of a dispute prior to any attempt at conflict resolution.