The ‘fragmented self’ is an inner state of being that is disconnected from the awareness of higher guidance/inner voice and peace. Without awareness of higher guidance and peace a person may resort to various forms of violence as a means to achieve a certain goal. Gandhi maintains that there are five forms of violence, these being physical, mental, subtle, structural, and spiritual.
Gandhi conceives of non-violence as an “action based on the refusal to harm deliberately.” There is no rigid system advocated by the process of non-violence, but rather a spontaneous responsiveness to higher guidance/inner voice while maintaining love and freedom.
Non-violence is a real, powerful and positive force able to lead humanity toward more noble visions of life. To live a non-violent life one must first discover inner peace.
As a seeker of non-violence always make an inward jouney into your own consciousness and then live your life as contemplation in action. Still your mind and take an inner journey that will enable you to hear higher guidance/still small voice and live your life with compassion.
In our novel “Nexus” you will discover some characters who live with great compassion and also a contrast of some characters who are violent either toward themselves or others. Physical, mental, subtle, structural, and spiritual aspects of violence are present to various degrees in our novel. Some characters experience great inner struggle, however it is most interesting to observe their varied attempts at discovering peace.
Will our main character Logan find the peace that he is looking for? Well, you will have to read “Nexus” to find out.