Setting the stage
I believe (and I'm not alone...pink, hawken, ramos) that our world, and therefore our lives, are changing radically. I would differ from some in my proscription.
I know in my bones that we really do have everything we need, right now, to thrive as individuals and cultures. It is our narrowness of focus, our insistence on barriers between facets of an inseparable experience, that block us from our fullest life and expression. A Gil said a few posts back, our common root is our experience which is deeply physical. 80-90 percent of conscious thought arises in the unconscious.
"Feeling is higher order thinking"
going down to the root, so that we can know the branches and their relationship for ourselves.
resonance of experience: empathy.
"it's all one system"
it's our rigid context, our narrowed mental focus, that divides one experience from another. by enlarging our context, seeing the metaphors, patterns and stories running, feeling our experience, we can tap into our own larger perception/experience, our pattern matching hardware, and the patterns that bridge different points of view.
find the onramp-the ways in which the larger patterns unfold in your specfic situation.
why? more effective, more healthy! [post later]