Reply To: Readers Ask: Can We Become Meta Humans Fast Enough?

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Thank you, Deepak. I love what you say here.

I have been hearing a lot of fear in this forum. I have felt it myself, of course. We are moving into uncharted waters in these challenging times. To become a Meta Human is a leap of evolution and faith.

It seems that we are not just freeing ourselves from limitations of the past, but inventing the future, a feat that may require some reassurances, as we move from the known to an unknown world. Deepak’s response inspired me to write this poem, to reflect the changes, challenges and, yes, hope, for what lies ahead.

[Image: (not showing up) A globe engraved on an ostrich egg, dated 1504, has emerged as perhaps the oldest known globe to include the New World.]

Remember the Morrow
by Robin Stevens Payes, 2017

Inventing the future is fearsome.
No roadmaps,
Nor sure sign posts.
Life exacts the courage to get up
Every day and trace our one
Uncertain step at a time
When what you’d really like is to
Know how it will all turn out in advance.

But that’s not what the future holds.
It holds only uncertainty that the
Ground will even hold in
Territory so unfamiliar.
It’s like the ancient cartographers
Must have felt when they wrote,
“Hic sunt dracones”—Here be dragons
Who can singe us with one flame-throwing breath.

But maybe they’re friendly dragons
Awaiting your arrival and using their fire–breath
To roast corn and potatoes, to serve up
A clam bake (Two if by sea) or a beef stew
(One if by land). Or pizza, even.
Edamus! — Let’s eat!
But no, the dragons might take that wrong
Come to think of it. Don’t eat us!

The future is a tricky landscape
Not for the faint of heart, although,
Come to think of it, maybe the heart knows
What the mind doesn’t (and isn’t there a Blaise Pascal
Quote to that effect?) Hear that, heart!
Risking no leap today, tomorrow may never come.
Attune (atone? at one?), with awareness
Be fearless! Remember the morrow.

[Also available on my blog:

Of course, I am a writer, so creating this poem helps ground me in tuning out my fear and tapping into the knowing that there is a higher purpose and plan. I wonder whether writing, or another creative endeavor (drawing, doodling, singing, dancing) is useful to others on the forum? What modalities do you invoke to get out of your head and into your meta-human self? @aurorac @jenniferl @lindzyb, @ziewat, et al.