What Kind of Utopia?

“We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.” ~ George Orwell, 1984

George Orwell’s quote begs the question, is there a such a place of no darkness in this 3rd-dimensional Earth plane? History has shown that it has always existed, and so we might extrapolate that it likely always will to one degree or another. After all, challenge appears to be a crucial factor in sparking self-illumination in humans, and is that not why our souls choose to have an experience of life in a human body on this planet? To grow?

I’ve tried to imagine what life would be like if we had no challenge, and, is that how we would define utopia? It would be pretty darned boring, I think. Having said that, I also think that human beings at this time are being weighted by too many unnecessary obstacles, and much of it is rooted in a choke hold of governmental overreach. It’s feeling to me like we’re moving towards the type of dystopia Orwell wrote about.

Somehow the rules that were meant to organize and make a functioning and safe society have morphed into a monster, one that thinks it has the right to completely control our lives. It increasingly behaves as thought it owns us. Ask yourself, were you born onto this planet to be owned by an entity?

The whole point of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 was to present to the reader a vision of a kind of world that we may not want. Do we? Or, don’t we? Human life (I think) will never be without challenge. But how do we envision a kind of “utopia” that is gentler and nurturing, and yet still involves enough challenge that we are energized by it, that still provides the impetus to grow? Why is our growth contingent on so much darkness? There must be a different way. I believe it is something that we have never known yet on this planet.

This may be our greatest challenge of all right now: To open our minds enough to allow for something completely new and different, not just an overhaul or cosmetic change of what we have always known. We are completely capable of creating a new reality, but only if we see what society is right now, and free ourselves enough to move beyond it.

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2 thoughts on “What Kind of Utopia?

    1. Susan L Hart Post author

      Thanks, VJ. In my travels, I’ve been lucky enough to spend an extended period of time on two islands that would be considered “paradise” by many people. I guess those experiences may have instigated this line of thinking, because after awhile, there was a certain stagnation to it that became oppressive.

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