To me quite a number look like pieces of a jig saw puzzle. A 4D one. I like to assume that a larger picture regarding pressing current issues could be of interest. We all have pictures like this, ranging from implicit to explicit. Sharing them could help us survive.
|1.||The picture, or perhaps more aptly: icon, of Frankenstein shows an important ingredient in our current iteration of lessons to be learned. It shows the mixed blessing of technology: a significant increase in standard of living for many, which has become an unguided missile, threatening all. At the same time it offers tremendous opportunities, when used properly.|
|2.||Part of this unguidedness are our attempts to address our sense of lack. The more fruits of technology we can afford and –ever briefly- enjoy, the more we are confronted with the inadequacy of what we have achieved vis a vis what we set out for: the Good life. This results in boredom, killing time, seeking new thrills.|
|3.||To round up for now: waking up to what we deep down know to be true would drive us mad. For with this knowledge of non duality, we would still have to live in this world. And be considered mad. Therefor we repress this knowledge, as we have learned from when we were very young and we didn’t want to stand alone.|
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From: Emil Möller (oneevatatime @gmail.com)
Date: Apr 6, 2008 2:30 PM
Subject: Copenhagen summit
Dear Madam, Sir,
I would like to explore possibilities with you to add to a positive outcome of the UN Copenhagen summit in the fall of 2009 (http://www.copenhagenclimatecouncil.com/).
With excuses for redundancy regarding the matter: when reading Sachs ‘Common Wealth’, Daimond’s ‘Collapse’, or the latest UNDP report, one thing becomes evident:
decision making processes currently on the radar screen of decision makers evidently fall short of what’s required. Old patterns in all gremia involved will prove prohibitive obstacles. Only by allowing new patterns to emerge, can this summit offer outcomes our planet needs.
At the moment I attend a course Presencing with Otto Scharmer (http://presencingglobalclassroom.com/courses/theoryu_overview.shtml). Here the required quality is present.
The Copenhagen Climate Council, closely involved with the summit, associates closely with Shai Agassi’s ‘Project Better Place’ (http://www.projectbetterplace.com/).
In the Netherlands I’m one of the key actors in quick mass deployment of electric vehicles (fed by sustainable sources of electricity; see http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2008/04/14/solar_electric_thermal/index.html).
My (and I hope our) challenge is to connect the quality of Presencing to the aforementioned summit. As stated: only then the summit has a chance to truly succeed.
I cc Otto, enabling Otto to share his perspective on the aforementioned.