Tag Archive for Evolution

YOU are in charge of our Planetary Future…

My last piece on Brexit and the Inevitability of Planetary Evolution ended by saying that our future is in your hands. So here a bit more on why I think you are the one the world has been waiting for… We are not victims of the future, but the ones called to create it… It is easy to abdicate responsibility… Read more →

Brexit and the Inevitability of Planetary Evolution

Yesterday, the British people decided to leave the European Union. The campaigns prior to the decision were fierce and deeply emotional. I wouldn’t pretend to know whether the decision made was “right” or “wrong”, “good” or “bad”, and generally believe that binary thinking like that belongs in the realm of emotions, not in rational discourse. “Like”/”Not like”, toward pleasure or… Read more →

How I am preparing myself to be Future-Ready

We live in times of rapid change and complex uncertainty. How can one prepare and become future-ready? Before diving into that question. It behooves to ask: What future do I see coming? I would be a liar if I would say that I knew. Nobody knows what the future will look like. That said, I believe there are at least… Read more →

Thoughts on Narratives for the Future of Working

Why we need radically new stories to create the planetary culture we want to live and work in We define ourselves through stories. As individuals and as groups, as organizations, as nations and as humanity as a whole. Stories — and the archetypes invoked in them — serve as the foundation for how we operate. At the beginning of the 21st century we find… Read more →

Dantes Inferno

Meditation can make your life hell

“Man Describes How Meditating Made His Life Hell” – a catchy headline in a world where mindfulness meditation is beginning to get traction from Silicon Valley conferences to boardrooms, to the backrooms of churches somewhere in Bumblefuck, middle of nowhere. Of course, someone had to ride the “dark side” meme eventually. And yes: Meditation can make your life hell. The… Read more →

To thy Self be True…

In a comment on a recent blog I wrote for Applied Esoterix about the challenge of letting people know who you are without resolving to platitudes and job titles, the recent drive toward turning your Self into a brand was pointed out as a dangerous reduction of our selves: “Reducing the complex, often contradictory and typically diverse nature of ‘who we… Read more →

The Metaphorical Mind

“Every child is born an artist, the problem is to remain one once they grow up.” – Pablo Picasso One of my favorite art stories as a child came from a documentary about Picasso. It was showing his progression in understanding and communicating his reality. The documentary started with a water color he had made of a bullfight as a… Read more →