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Futuring Peace Submission 2020

Futuring Peace Submission 2020
Damien Lutz

Prepare your mind for conflict!

 

It’s 2022. Europe is still crippled, America’s role in the word remains uncertain, and measures for conflict-prevention and human rights continue to be impaired. Conflict is inevitable!

Prepare your heart for peace!

 

Diffuse future tension with the calm of mass mindfulness via the One Heart app and rituals. Synch with the hearts of those you are likely to conflict with
to contain or minimise tension. Commit today to minimise tomorrow’s conflict!

Prepare your mind for conflict!

 

It’s 2022. Europe is still crippled, America’s role in the word remains uncertain, and measures for conflict-prevention and human rights continue to be impaired. Conflict is inevitable!

Prepare your heart for peace!

 

Diffuse future tension with the calm of mass mindfulness via the One Heart app and rituals. Synch with the hearts of those you are likely to conflict with
to contain or minimise tension. Commit today to minimise tomorrow’s conflict!

The Treaty of One Heart

 

Just as the boots of troops fall into rhythm as they march toward conflict, so too can the hearts of leaders and citizens of conflicting states fall into synch can now contribute to tension minimisation.

The Treaty combines ritual, controlled breathing, and mindfulness, with the ubiquitousness of smart phone technology, to connect the hearts of citizens with their leaders’—and with the citizens and leaders of the states they are in conflict with—by synching with one breathing rhythm at regular intervals.

Generate mass mindfulness that infuses each day, thought and action with a focus on resolution
Imbue leaders and citizens in conflict with a sense of connection, reducing emotionally charged reactions
Buy the world time for its self-strangling political system to right itself

While the boots of troops fall into rhythm as they march toward conflict, leaders and citizens of conflicting states can now contribute to tension minimisation by syncing their hearts through controlled breathing.

The Treaty combines ritual, controlled breathing, and mindfulness with the ubiquitousness of smart phone technology to connect the hearts of citizens with their leaders’—and with the citizens and leaders of the states they are in conflict with—by synching with one breathing rhythm at regular intervals, to:

Generate mass mindfulness that infuses each day, thought and action with a focus on resolution
Imbue leaders and citizens in conflict with a sense of connection, reducing emotionally charged reactions
Buy the world time for its self-strangling political system to right itself

Breathing, mindfulness and
minimising tension

 

Protracted conflicts rush leaders into making significant decisions, while spot-fires of internal conflict spark emotionally charged reactions that might further prolong the conflict.

Controlled breathing can strengthen leader’s and citizen’s capacity to make calm and grounded decisions by filtering out the emotional distraction of rising tensions. Controlled breathing clears the bloodstream of the stress hormone cortisol while increasing the vitality hormone DHEA; reduces anxiety and blood pressure; allows us to control our emotional state; and fosters strong cognitive performance. [1][2][3]

The One Heart Treaty rituals

 

1. Leaders maintain peace with mindfullness by syncing their hearts through controlled breathing

 

One Heart Treaty rituals

 

1. Leaders maintain peace with mindfullness by syncing their hearts through controlled breathing

2. Leaders & citizens maintain mindfulness throughout the conflict cycle to minimise tension

 

2. Leaders & citizens maintain mindfulness throughout the conflict cycle to minimise tension

Breathing, mindfulness and
minimising tension

 

Protracted conflicts rush leaders into making significant decisions, while spot-fires of internal conflict spark emotionally charged reactions that might further prolong the conflict.

Controlled breathing can strengthen leader’s and citizen’s capacity to make calm and grounded decisions by filtering out the emotional distraction of rising tensions. Controlled breathing clears the bloodstream of the stress hormone cortisol while increasing the vitality hormone DHEA; reduces anxiety and blood pressure; allows us to control our emotional state; and fosters strong cognitive performance. [1][2][3]

[1] Williams, M. The Science Behind BreathSync. [2] Zaccaro, A., & Piarulli, A. How Breath-Control Can Change Your Life. [3] Although heart and breathing rates are not directly correlated, breathing affects heart rate. The One Heart ritual uses this connection to symbolise syncing hearts on both sides of one conflict, through aligned breathing.

[1] Williams, M. The Science Behind BreathSync. [2] Zaccaro, A., & Piarulli, A. How Breath-Control Can Change Your Life. [3] Although heart and breathing rates are not directly correlated, breathing affects heart rate. The One Heart ritual uses this connection to symbolise syncing hearts on both sides of one conflict, through aligned breathing.

The Treaty of One Heart was a semi-finalist in Futuring Peace 2020——a competition calling for designers and futurists to create speculative artefacts that evoked novel futures of how to better sustain peace, run by the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) and Design Futures Initiative——by Damien Lutz, a UX Designer, sci-fi author, and tech blogger in Sydney, Australia.

The Treaty of One Heart – by UX Designer and sci-fi author Damien Lutz — was a semi-finalist in Futuring Peace 2020, a competition calling for designers and futurists to create speculative artefacts that evoked novel futures of how to better sustain peace, run by the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) and Design Futures Initiative.