“At the core of any profound transformation is the awakening of curiosity (open mind), compassion (open heart), and courage (open will) as powerful antidotes to the self-limiting voices of doubt, cynicism, and fear that tend to keep us in the grip of the old.
“Although this awakening is happening in many small communities and networks around the world, we do not yet see it transforming the larger systems. What’s missing today is a mechanism that allows the global eco-system of change makers to collaborate and co-create across sectors more intentionally.
“What’s missing today are enabling collaborative infrastructures in three critical areas of society:
- new social media and learning infrastructures that blend inspiring stories from the viewpoint of the change makers with deep listening practices and tools, effectively transforming the meta-trend of post-truth into a new culture of collaborative learning that integrates head, heart, and hand;
- new democratic infrastructures that link rule makers and citizens through novel formats of direct and dialogic modes of participation, effectively transforming the meta-trend of post-democracy into a new distributed practice of whole systems co-sensing and dialogue;
- new economic infrastructures that connect diverse constellations of economic actors working to create sustainable well-being for all, effectively transforming the post-human meta-trend into new economic and civilizational institutions and practices.
“That’s the threshold that we face today. We face the abyss of the three divides: ecological, social, spiritual. Looking into the abyss makes us aware of the post-truth, post-democratic, and post-human conditions of our time. These conditions keep us in the grip of the past. Looking into the abyss we have a choice: we can either turn backward—by “making X great again”—through amplifying ignorance, hate, and fear. Or we can lean forward—by accessing our sources of curiosity, compassion, and courage. That’s the choice each and every one of us faces today. As individuals. As organizations. And as societies.”
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