Occupy awakened the fighting spirit that has been dormant in me since the 60s, reconnected me with my passion to go fearless into whatever is next for the (r)evolutions in the world and my consciousness.
This morning, in gratitude I contemplated this question: what is my gift that life calls me to bring into play, for the sake of the Whole? The following notes are an attempt at modeling that play. Continue reading ‘Occupy Sangha’→
Societies, cultures, and the individuals and their experiences form a complex web of mutual reinforcements. No one factor is purely a driver. All aspects are both driver and driven (interdependent). In other words, it is not like pool balls in physics, A causes B causes C, etc. Rather it is more like a complex set of feedback loops, what we see in biology. So evolving to the next phase of society means somehow shifting to a different set of dynamically interacting loops. And doing it on the run. Probably with people shooting at us, hopefully only metaphorically. Continue reading ‘Why Inner Change Work and Outer Change Work Need Each Other’→
Einstein said that if we cannot explain something simply, then we don't understand it. So, a core question is: What does 'integral' mean, in simple terms, for our world in transition -- in less than 400 pages of text and 20 hours of explanation? Is there a simple, universal, emotionally powerful, 'integral narrative' that can be told? Or, is integral theory so divided by levels, quadrants, colors, stages, tiers, and states that it is not possible to develop a simple narrative of the transformation it seeks to portray? Continue reading ‘Integral Activism in the Social Commons’→