What Is Utopia To You?

When something comes to an end, there is also always the start of something new.

We have the choice of whether we want to place our focus and attention on the endings, or the new beginnings.

When one door closesanother opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

Imagine how productive we would be if for every complaint we had, we also had a solution. For every “wrong thing with the worldthat we sought out, we also picked something that we had to love and appreciate. If we realize that we have less to be afraid of than our mind makes out to be, and more to celebrate and be optimistic for.

There is a lot of power when it comes to the application of the combination of presence and visualization. To envision is to make clear on what it is that we want or desire, and to be present is to trust and know that it is coming.

An important step in the process of manifestation is to practice living as if we already had what it is that we desire. If it were already here within this moment (rather than “if only we were there”). Taking on this feeling then allows us to attract the experiences that we want into our lives.

The job that you love, the loving and mutual relationship, the dream home, good health, even “joy” itself, you already have it.

Now, as a collective, we have the power to manifest any world that we desire. World peace, joy, love. I mean, who doesn’t want a world free of suffering, especially if it includes ourselves and our loved ones? But the first step that we often forget to even think about, what does this world even look like? What does this world feel like? What is this utopia in the first place?

  • Imagine… If we all saw how similar we are instead seeking out differences.
  • Imagine… If we prioritized healing over punishment.
  • Imagine… If we worked harder to unify rather than compete.
  • Imagine… If we worried less about “keeping” and more about “giving“.
  • Imagine… If we didn’t have to worry so much about surviving, and could spend our lives simply living.
  • To note… This is all very possible and realistic, but nonetheless, a collective effort.

So I propose to you reading this right now, instead of habitually thinking about what we don’t want, let us together, for a minute, take a break and think about what we do; And I finish by posing the question: What is utopia to you?

Thank you. All my love and appreciation to you, and best wishes on your journey. ❤ Namaste.

Breaking the Karmic Chain of Action and Reaction

UB Karmic Chain

The ongoing cycle of suffering and violence can never be broken with more suffering and violence.

It is no surprise that violence brings nothing but suffering into this world; whether it be through war and abuse of power, or violence within our own homes. My mom always used to tell me, “hurt people hurt people,” a line which has stuck with me to this day.

When someone hurts us, our immediate reaction is usually to hurt the other person back in defense (although really one is just defending a mental construct that they identify with within their own mind, but that’s besides the point). This relates closely to the principle of the Law of Retaliation, or “an eye for an eye.” But like Mahatma Gandhi said, “an eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”

Now this is not to say that we should take violence from others, but rather learn how to become nonreactive towards it. When we come from a place of non-reactivity, from a place of inner peace, we then hold the power to break the cycle of violence and suffering instead of contributing to it.  We then become the impact for positive change just by living in that state of mind.

If we all came from a place of peace and love, to promote progress instead of the “us” versus “them” mentality, we could achieve great things in this world, beautiful things. If we focused on building and bringing each other up instead of attacking and pulling each other down, so much unnecessary suffering could be avoided, and there would be no limit to the things that we could create in this world, as well as the experiences we could  create in our own lives.

So from the words of Yoko Ono and John Lennon, “All we are saying is give peace a chance.” (click here to view the video)