Something is Emerging
I am becoming increasingly aware of something important that you and I and everyone we know are part of. A new world is being born among us which is becoming more visible only in fits and starts. It is not emerging according to any plan, but through millions of diverse separate activities, shifts of awareness, responses, and co-evolutions happening simultaneously.
Most remarkable, to me, is that this emerging new world is trying to become conscious of itself. It is moving towards conscious evolution, towards increasingly conscious engagement in its own birth process.
From Wikipedia.org -- where the world's knowledge about itself is self-organizing into coherent form -- to the thousands of workshops and conferences where people are learning about themselves and their world in order to further transformation -- there is an unprecedented thrust towards conscious evolution.
By "conscious evolution" I do not mean efforts to engineer our biological and social future. The speed and variety of change, coming from all directions, is disturbing more and more linear efforts to predict, plan and build "a better world." So our challenge seems less about MANAGING change and more about FACILITATING the right conditions for healthy evolution, especially by providing contexts and resources to help life self-organize in positive ways.
We need to design, catalyze, co-create, and sustain life-serving contexts -- including conversations -- in which unpredictably life-affirming futures can unfold.
posted by Tom Atlee on Tuesday June 21 2005
updated on Saturday September 24 2005
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