PEACETRAITS – Peace’s portraits


Peace’s portraits

Thoughts and ideas on peace and hope


G. Regnani, #peacetraits_13, 2023

giancarlosantoni > Pensare l’Arteterapia

“Masud Khan, uno psicoanalista, delinea un aspetto dell’esperienza di sé privo di conflitti, individuale e privato, che definisce come restare oziosi. L’ozio, in questo contesto, non è pigrizia, indifferenza, o inerzia, né “una forma di fuga da un eccessivo attivismo e pragmatismo […] È uno stato transizionale dell’esperienza […] caratterizzato da una quiete vigile e da una consapevolezza ricettiva, desta e sensibile.”*

“Masud Khan, a psychoanalyst, delineates an aspect of self-experience devoid of conflicts, individual, and private, which he defines as remaining idle. Idleness, in this context, is not laziness, indifference, or inertia, nor is it “a form of escape from excessive activism and pragmatism […] It is a transitional state of experience […] characterized by a vigilant stillness and a receptive, awake, and sensitive awareness.”*

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G. Regnani, #peacetraits_12, 2023

#vitomancuso > La vita autentica 

“Likely, each of us carries both perspectives: the one that sees nature as a benevolent mother, life as meaningful, and harmony as a logical organization of matter always progressing; and the opposite view, which sees nature as a faceless stepmother, life as lacking a definite meaning, and ‘pólemos,’ war, as a logic guiding things in an indifferent dance between life and death. The problem is much more complex than a simple division between the good and the bad.”*

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G. Regnani, #peacetraits_11, 2023

#zygmuntbauman > Liquid Love. On the Frailty of Human Bonds

“When it comes to love, possession, power, fusion, and disillusionment are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. It is in this wondrous fragility of love, alongside its reluctant embrace of vulnerability, that its beauty lies. Love always aims for permanence, but in the moment of its triumph, it suffers its ultimate defeat. Love constantly strives to eliminate its sources of insecurity and apprehension, but if it succeeds, it quickly withers and fades.”*


G. Regnani, #peacetraits_10, 2023

#sigmundfreud > Aforismi e pensieri

“While not being a fervent advocate of compassion and acknowledging the biological and psychological necessity of suffering in the human experience, it is nonetheless impossible to refrain from condemning war in its purposes and means and aspiring to the cessation of wars.”*


G. Regnani, #peacetraits_9, 2023

#fritjofcapra > The Tao of Physics

“The concept of change, understood as the dynamic interaction of opposites, has led to the discovery that all opposites are polar and, therefore, they form a single whole. ‘The road up and down is one and the same,’ and again: ‘God is day and night, winter and summer, war and peace, satiety and hunger.’ Like the Taoists, every pair of opposites is seen as a unity, aware of the relativity of all these concepts…”*


G. Regnani, #peacetraits_8, 2023

#primolevi > La tregua

“Now everything is in a state of chaos, and I am left alone in the center of a gray and turbid nothingness. In that moment, I understand what all of this means, and it’s as if I had always known. The rest was merely a brief respite or a trick of the senses, a dream. Now this inner dream, the dream of peace, is over, and in the external dream, which continues frigid…”*


G. Regnani, #peacetraits_7, 2023

#primolevi > La tregua

“Now everything is in a state of chaos, and I am left alone in the center of a gray and turbid nothingness. In that moment, I understand what all of this means, and it’s as if I had always known. The rest was merely a brief respite or a trick of the senses, a dream. Now this inner dream, the dream of peace, is over, and in the external dream, which continues frigid…”*


G. Regnani, #peacetraits_6, 2023

#aldoushuxley > Brave New World

“Freedom does not thrive in a country that is always at war or gearing up for conflict. A permanent crisis justifies central government control over everything and everyone. And it is precisely a state of perpetual crisis that we should expect in this world…”*


G. Regnani, #peacetraits_5, 2023 

#hermannhesse > Siddharta
“His face, his gait, his gaze humbly cast downward, his hand hanging motionless, and even every finger of the motionless hanging hand, expressed a sense of peace, a sense of perfection: there was nothing in him that betrayed the pursuit or aspiration for something; he breathed gently in an eternal stillness, in an eternal light, in an inviolable peace.”*


G. Regnani, #peacetraits_4, 2023

#aldoushuxley > Brave New World

“Most of us desire peace and freedom, but only a few show enthusiasm for the ideas and actions that lead to peace and freedom. Conversely, almost no one wishes for war and tyranny, but many find satisfaction in the thoughts, feelings, and actions that lead to war.”*


G. Regnani, #peacetraits_3, 2023

#clifforddsimak > City

“For a hundred and twenty-five years, no individual had committed murder against another… For over a thousand years, the act of killing had become obsolete, outdated, when it came to defining humanity. For more than a millennium, the practice of killing had fallen into disuse, and no one had shed blood in the last hundred and twenty-five years. A thousand years of peace, and one death could have obliterated all progress. A shot fired in the night could have brought the entire structure crashing down, reverting humankind to a primitive and brutal way of thinking.”*


G. Regnani, #peacetraits_2, 2023

#primolevi > La tregua

“This hope was a part of an even greater hope, that of a world upright and just, miraculously restored on its natural foundations after an eternity of upheavals, mistakes, and tragedies, after a time of our long patience. It was a naive hope, like all those resting on too sharp distinctions between good and evil, between the past and the future, but we lived it.”*


G. Regnani, #peacetraits_1, 2023


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