Thoughts on 30th Anniversary of German Unity

As a German national, citizen of the world, and mindful witness to history over half a century, I would like to give my integral perspective on this important day. There are more aspects to this event than I thought when I started writing, which is typical for Integral analysis. I try to shed light upon all four angles of reality: internal and external, both individual and collective views of the complex interconnected reality of things. What Happened Thirty Years ago?  A major European country, Germany, was officially reunited after 45 years of political separation by a guarded wall with deadly …

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Agile, Self-Org, Competence Management, Team Dynamics

In Agile Transformations, team dynamics are crucial and the following article explains them so well. I can see in many places that teams are cut without defining a common purpose and governance rules, even in agile coaching teams themselves. If we don’t consider the Dynamic Spiral and competence level of people and just tell them to be “self-managed”, what can we expect? For example, a ‘green’ manager will expect people to be ‘equal’, as he lives in a flatland, but if the people in the team are in a ‘red/orange’ meme they will not want a competence hierarchy but a …

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Digital Governance is Integral Governance!

I came across this very interesting article and video about the Taiwanese Digital Minister, I would like to share with you. Such a surprising and advanced of implemented highly democratic & inclusive Digital Governance and Decision-making! Please take 30 min to get inspired and share. https://digitalfuturesociety.com/digital-minister-taiwan-audrey-tang-digital-future-society/

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Integral Politics now exist!

In three weeks we vote for the future of our European continent. I was curious to check out the current political landscape from an Integral perspective and used https://www.wahl-o-mat.de, official tool to compare political partie’s statements by topic. The ranking of correspondence with the given integral criteria was the following: Volt Europa 89.3% Bündnis Grüne 83.3% Piraten 72.6% Now you know not only what I will vote but which party or movement has Integral DNA, probably without even knowing about Integral… What a releave to see that the next generation politics are already there and will be represented in Brussels. …

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Meditation Changes the Brain, for Good!

Superhumans: The remarkable brain waves of high-level meditators People who have meditated for thousands of hours exhibit a remarkable difference in their brainwaves. Psychologist and author Daniel Goleman says we can actually see what happens in the heads of those who have achieved "enlightenment" and the results are unprecedented in science. Publiée par Big Think Science sur Jeudi 13 septembre 2018 We experience it when we are a little persistent with meditation, and neuroscience is now catching up with traditional ways of improving our worldview. It is not magic, it is just happening.

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The Fundamental Forces of the Universe: Entropy, Gravity, Love

How to make a Universe? Take some shapeless matter and energy, mostly hydrogen, give it the law of entropy. Space-time and gravity emerge, into simple chaos, and become more complex, while organising and transforming. At some point, atoms combine to complex molecules and life is the mysterious result. This is the moment where love emerges, as a balancing force to the competition of species and individuals in the course of biologic evolution, and keep the living together. From individuals, couples and groups find together and much later, societies and civilisations emerge, always more complex, by the law of entropy. Here …

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Humanitarian Crisis and Refugies

As I emphasise every time I have the opportunity, Integral Buddhism is socially engaged Buddhism. We observe the world using integral worldview of second tier level to analyse and comprehend history, present and tendencies. I see a lot of ethnocentric behaviour towards so-called refugees and immigrants, and I just feel the need of a clarification. First tier world-view is ethnocentric or group compliant, we know that, and this is not going to change, until a critical mass of second tier people is reached to trigger a more sustainable and socially aware governance. Still, I want to say, that currently our …

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Creating Peace is our Responsibility

Twitter on 10 Aug 2018: Dalai Lama‏ @DalaiLama We may say prayers when we are trying to solve the problems we face, but it is up to us to put an end to violence and bring about peace. Creating peace is our responsibility. To pray for peace while still engaging in the causes that give rise to violence is contradictory. 11:50 am – 10 Aug 2018 I replied: Totally agree! That is why #integralbuddhism is engaged #buddhism Praying may be nice, meditation is necessary, but #peaceworker‘s job is to actively engage to make the world a better place. #worldpeaceevolution, #worldworker means …

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