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Friday, May 11, 2007

In My Utopia

The word Utopia comes from Greek and means literally “no place” or "place that does not exist". Just because a place doesen’t exist that doesen’t mean it can’t exist so I thought it might be an interesting exercise to create such a place. Here is what it looks like in my Utopia.

In my Utopia no one ever lacks the necessities of life.

In my Utopia people get to create the life they want as long as it does not hurt others or infringe on their right to do likewise.

In my Utopia people don’t want to own or control others but instead create interwoven network of love and acceptance.

In my Utopia people accept others as they are instead of expecting or hoping that they will change to suit what they want or expect.

In my Utopia people freely mesh with each other’s lives learning the lessons they need to learn with each other’s blessing.

In my Utopia friends are forever and your friends always remember your birthday.

In my Utopia people delight in each other’s differences.

In my Utopia everyone always has time to be present for others.

In my Utopia no one need ever feel lonely or unloved.
In my Utopia people only work at what they love.

In my Utopia people always bring out the best in each other.

In my Utopia you can eat all you want and never gain weight.

People have to die in my Utopia, but only once [per lifetime].

In my Utopia when people think of past relationships they only remember the love.

In my Utopia people always listen to each other such that everyone always feels heard (especially children).

People cry in my Utopia but mostly from tears of joy.

In my Utopia there is no fear, no guilt, no jealousy, no regret, no envy, no blame, no judgment of others, no deception, no hate and no wars.

There is always a second chance in my Utopia and the first chance doesn’t count.

It rains in my Utopia but never on weekends.

That is a pretty good start on my Utopia. It will keep me busy for quite a while. I may have to refine my Utopia from time to time but that is ok because my Utopia is a work in progress.

Chances are you don’t want to create the same Utopia as I described and that’s ok. I’ll listen and help you create your Utopia in whatever ways I can.

Ok, it’s your turn; tell me about your Utopia.


Blogger Cottage 27 said...

Dear Michael:

I am so glad to by part of your Utopia...

My Utopia would also include:

* families that only love unconditionally

* financial abundance for everyone

* amazing sex and

* unlimited laughter

I would love to hear from others what their Utopia would look like.

7:03 AM  
Blogger Tame said...

My utopia is now and I create it better everyday. I love your utopia's and gladly welcome them in mine with gratitude and pleasure. I would include free education for every person who desires it. And of course I want to fly in my utopia just like my dreams.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Gee said...

My Utopia would include as many hours in a day to get done what you've set out to do :)

12:13 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Ditto to Michaels Utopia and the other comments. I would like to add:

* We would all speak the truth all the time (be authentic).

* We would play and make love everyday with the innocents, sensuality and wild abandon of a child that hasn't been told what is "good or bad."

* The newspapers would be filled with articles of miracles and goodness.

8:49 AM  
Blogger AMuse said...

What is Utopia – this question is asked?
Is it a place, or a condition of the mind?

Is it unconditional love – like the one that comes with a puppy dog’s wag?
Or an energy that pleasures can sour.

Is it warm summer eves, or cold winter nights
That leaves you loving this earth.

Wanting Utopia is a quest evermore
For a place that gives rest from life’s woes.

I can find it in a bubble bath, with a glass of wine by my side.
Or “chocolate and nuts” after a long tiring day - when things drag down on my hide.

Taking a stand for someone - when they ask – “Will you be there?”
When you hear in their voice – the relief.
That someone will take the time for them.
A Utopian Isle stop off – no grief!

For one brief shiny moment – we have our Camelot. It doesn’t take a lot.
Listen to others when they speak. Hear what to wish to say.
Be there for someone – let them know they care.
One day – it will your turn to say.
Will you be there for me?
Will you be at my side?
Will you partner me on this dance of life?
May I have someone share this ride?

The Garden of Eden gates may have been closed - but it is not the end.
Share what we have, be a friend – and the gates will open again.

10:25 AM  

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