Creating the future now/Remote seeing !
At times, on certain roads, we can see to the front as much as we can see behind us if we look back. I am over 60 years and can ‘see’ into my past rather well for 55 + years. Assuming 55 years to be the radius of my mindscape I can see 55 years into the future too.
Due to prevalent mental models I do not see farther than 2024, life expectancy being 74 years in my context. If I subscribe to this my planning horizon need be just another 14 years which in turn would certainly be influencing my decisions, the prime reason why managers tend to believe in the sprint rather than the marathon.
We believe we can ‘see’ even much farther. If we can see through our DNA and our collective mind we can see much much farther. Everything about the past is mapped into us in so many different ways and we are as old as the universe. There is something immortal in all of us.
We have been using the following exercise in ‘remote seeing’ mostly with young MBAs in the age group, 22 – 26 years, since 1990 and this gets revised every year.
The mental horizons keep on expanding but what we see hasn’t changed much.
The trends became more pronounced. The majority was taking the exit and the new generation, homo novus, was taking over. The flooding started much earlier but was not recognized by many. The minority could not influence the general flow. They found it more sensible to conserve their energy; certain that time would solve the problem.
The markets were collapsing. Longer life-spans and decline in births changed the very character of demand. The seniors influenced the markets much more. Most products and services could not hold on to market share. People found them not giving any more satisfaction, that many of these were just substitutes, products of survival drive distortions and had no basis in reality. The gold and bullion markets had become part of history. The chemicals and fertilizer industry was putting up a stiff fight to stay afloat. The stock markets too were on the brink of collapse due to the upsurge of loosely held voluntary business associations of real stakeholders. The cities were facing a crisis giving way to communes and virtual communities living a life in communion with nature, part of a loose network of similar ones elsewhere. People often shifted residence from one to the other. People in the communes lived a different life in contrast to the majority who failed to grasp the philosophical backdrop behind such lifestyles.
The shift could, now, no more be ignored.
Marriage and family seemed to be the most affected. With adults freed of the long years of responsibility and investment of their time and effort on child rearing, marriage itself lost most of its relevance. People of similar interests seemed to band together into communities of practice for reasons of professional and personal growth. These networks were more like extended families. Life expectancy had crossed the 100-year mark but people were, surprisingly in much better health for their age than at any time before. The communities were self-sufficient in meeting most of their needs. Products and services were by-products of life rather than ends in themselves. Work, fun, learning and leisure merged to become an indivisible whole and expertise in various aspects of knowledge accumulated in specific communities. Established religions were giving way to a new spirituality focused on conscious evolutionary growth by design.
It appeared that Homo sapiens was being overtaken by Homo novus.
Whether you agree or disagree, future is influenced now.
We can choose the world that we want to be in.
Is the species of the future?
Gathering the scattered remnants of humanness, building the Noah’s ark of vestigial human qualities
To salvage Homo sapiens from extinction, the most threatened of all species
Sapiens worshipped the dead, never really buried them fully
Oblivious that they were stuck in the mud
They chanted Buddha and Christ for millenniums
Not wanting to go beyond them
Found immense pleasure in wallowing in the mud
Homo erectus never evolved fully
Never really walked erect, mentally or spiritually
Just another of nature’s game of dice
Now vanishing in the millennium flood
Killing each other in the name of God and Satan
By-products of ignorance, another gate to learning
Homo novus is the human of the future
To be one or not to be is one’s conscious decision
Homo novus is androgynous, trisexual
Building islands of sanity in the midst of chaos
Islands of love and connected-ness
Networked beyond borders
Of those who by choice, select the road not travelled,
The Road by Design
Potter at the Wheel
The river of life flows forever – renewing itself.
A drop from the ocean has the ocean in it
The body is a drop from the ocean of nature.
We are much more than our physical self.
The spirit clothes the physical, animating it.
Soul , the unifier , is yet to take birth, the second birth, more real than our first birth.
It is both a personal and COLLECTIVE CHOICE for true community to emerge.
The soul is the unifier that bridges the divides within and without, in us, amongst us.
Beyond time, without before or after and as ‘old or young’ as the universe.
The body, the physical, is just the potter’s clay, soul the potter and ‘time’ the potter’s wheel.
Potter fashions the pot in tune with his internal map
If the map is of death we die and if that of illness we become ill
We have programmed our – SELVES to die, to fall ill (what a fall?)
Life is anti-death and its only purpose is to defeat death
It is not the food or the medicines but the maps that make the difference
– The biology of our belief
– What we believe together is the reality we create
If the map is of health, renewal, the river of life, the body regenerates
In the flow of life, wrinkles vanish, skin glows, old cells flow out, new cells flow in.
Re- collecting the body that we had at 25 and improving it further
Perfect health is so natural and our ‘efforts’ make it unnatural
RE – ‘COGNISE’ the possibility allowing nature to express itself
Not standing against the flow of life, continual renewal
Eat just for the fun of it, fact is you don’t need to (see the blue ocean people) Eat what brings joy to you, drink what you feel like
For it is the soul that fashions the body
The unifying principle, the glue of life, that connects and binds everything together,
That which re – NEWS continually
(Context in which grown 50 + Couples)
I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying. I don’t want to live on in the hearts of my countrymen. I want to live on in my apartment.” Woody Allen