Eu-topia Moona Perrotin [Type text]
conversation about the future
a combining form meaning "good," "well," occurring chiefly in
words of Greek origin ( eupepsia); in scientific coinages, especially
taxonomic names, it often has the sense "true, genuine" (
eukaryote) Origin of eu-
Expand. < Greek, combining form of e good (adj.) or e e(neuter, used as adv.) well.
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Paul and Philomena had escaped the baking heat of South
Australia to enjoy their best years in the Tropics. The climate was
lush and moist. It was very agreeable, so they felt less stressed,
especially since Paul had been cured of cancer. Both were able to
concentrate on what they liked doing best, which was martial arts in
his case and creative arts in hers.
Cancer had become rampant and was afflicting young and
old, dark and light skins, men and women and even animals. Cancer
used to be called and old-age-sickness,
or a civilization sickness.
It was called the Earth-purging-sickness
The cancer epidemic was a wake-up-call for human agency
to step off the pedestal it had created for itself and to accept
Earth's wisdom as the natural and proven way to live to a long
Sitting on their wide veranda surrounded by palms waving
in a light breeze they were plotting a new life. Paul had survived
cancer. Philomena had in her youth survived a fatal car accident.
Both had received energy healing or Reiki during their recovery.
Both had been drawn to Buddhism at a young age and practiced both Zen
and the Tibetan form. This gave them an experiential understanding
of life being energy. He said to her:
Thinking that he was still stuck in dualism she replied:
He looked at her, astonished:
you think we actually need the terror? I thought love could save
is the source, the light and eternity. But life is the rainbow, all
the colours, all textures: hard and soft, jagged and smooth.'
She was so certain and serene. Impatiently he wanted to
can we create a lastingly good life for all?'
it too late for that?'
would it be too late for them? They have just begun living and for
them life as it is now is 'normal'.
are right, our lives were totally different from our parent's. We
were already enhanced by technology and we have gained access to
knowledge that used to be reserved for The Few.'
Philomena pointed out the shortfall:
to knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom lies in the heart. Alas the
heart has not grown while technology made more and more things and
enabled communication between people near and far.'
yes, too many people only have virtual friends and even while dining
out couples text on their phones rather than talk with their
He often got annoyed watching people do that.
true, and sad.' She said. 'What would you teach the children on
how to live a good life in a good place?'
we really need to teach them or can we learn from them?'
Surprised she asked:
do you mean?'
since all is energy, they are all we have been and more! They are
the new human who has adapted to our mistakes and achievements.
They can combine technology and Earth's wisdom much easier than we
Philomena pondered the idea he had put forth and he did,
too, because it was one newly formed. In the end she agreed:
is true that the kids are so much faster in the uptake of new ideas
and technologies. Nor do they seem to experience human barriers
like we used to do, like prejudices and stereotypes.'
they can approach situations from a new angle rather than from the
pre-programmed one that gets ingrained later on......'
mean after they have been formatted by the school system to be
our school system is teaching too much functionality and not enough
relationality! How to do rather than how to be.'
that would be a better approach. Machines can do most of the work
now. We need to concentrate on learning how to be.
comes to mind as a practice in how to purely be.'
kindness is an attitude that can bring joy and peace to both giver
She could see that giving and taking, teaching and
learning was becoming essential to survival because progress had to
be made much faster than in the past.
teach and learn. I think we all have to learn very fast how to
adapt to our rapidly changing world.'
me it feels as though the Earth was rapidly spinning out of
control!' he said with a trembling voice.
it is still turning pretty much at the same rate, but maybe it is
trying to shake us off to renew itself?'
colonizing Mars has not been successful. Venus, our sister planet
has burnt up long ago. How can we stop a fate like that to hit us?'
low, walk in the shade, live at night time, conserve water, conserve
energy, do not deplete resources, control our own numbers and THINK
BEFORE YOU DO!'
She paused then said:
She sat back, seemingly more relaxed and put forth:
it great that we have finally found an inexhaustible source of
of course! Without that the whole planet would have been destroyed
in a war for power!
from the Sun and energy from the Earth's inner furnace keeps all
the old and new technologies turning.'
there used to be shortages of food, water, energy, light, heat, you
the nuclear energy tamed and extracted safely from distant sources
or by splitting and fusing atoms in special facilities right here,
we can grow potent foods that enhance our bodies and brains. We can
transform salt water into sweet water. We can travel to the Moon
has freed up vast swathes of landscape so that forest can grow again
and produce abundant oxygen for us and all animals as well as shade
a century or two of building up, reaching for the sky, we have
learnt to build into the Earth and still have light!'
tubes are better than UV Beds.'
people still die. They fight, they harm each other.'
abundance paradigm has not fully sunk into their consciousness, yet.
Many people are still suffering from the Scarcity Syndrome.'
old evils: jealousy, envy, greed and gluttony have not been totally
eradicated, I admit. But even the Massai in
Kenya have learned to compete peacefully in athletics rather than by
if the Massai are
still here and adapt to new ways, we surely can adapt as well!'
underground or in Earth covered buildings certainly helps with
lasting through cyclones and heatwaves, even blizzards and icy
nights, but if the sea levels keep rising, the future looks grim for
the ocean we came and to the ocean we shall return.'
hear! Come on Paul, you are too unperturbed! There just isn't a
great story in a life of happiness!'
This challenged him:
yes, there is! What you are craving is culturally conditioned story
telling: The hero is in trouble, overcomes obstacles, wins his life
partner. And then your story stops. We have to learn to live the
follow-up, the happy life!'