The four quadrants account for the relationship between the different dimensions of reality and areas of knowledge. This schema brings to light the unique and necessary perspective that each offers, and suggests that all four domains are needed to understand any important situation and to design adequate solutions.
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An invitation to friends, students, and anyone brightened by knowing Terry Patten for an event on October 30 to remember and celebrate the life of our friend on the one year anniversary of his passing.
Terry Patten introduces how an integral approach transforms either/or thinking into a more multi-dimensional understanding of reality that gives us wiggle room to see how the many altitudes and attitudes of each perspective hold partial truths of a greater whole.
INTRODUCTION To follow is Chapter 12 in a series that is my personal transformative journey from...
INTRODUCTION To follow is Chapter 11 in a series that is my personal transformative journey from...
Terry suggests that we humans, having discovered evolution and with a deepening understanding of its workings, have the opportunity to guide its progression wisely.
Can we course correct, with hearts, minds and collective action, to create a healthy future?
The new, more expansive meaning of evolution, built on the foundation of evolutionary theory, is itself rapidly evolving. What is our new awareness of evolutionary trends offering us?
INTRODUCTION To follow is Chapter 10 in a series that is my personal tranformative journey from...
Fragmentation kneecaps our ability to effectively meet the crises confronting us. How might a wholistic perspective help us better address the extensive challenges we face?
Understanding wholeness as the all pervading reality that can inform how we effectively meet and navigate our meta-crisis.
INTRODUCTION To follow is Chapter 9 in a series that is my personal transformative journey from...
INTRODUCTION To follow is Chapter 8 in a series that is my personal tranformative journey from my...
Impact of Terry’s Illness and Passing I received the news of Terry’s grave illness on Monday,...
INTRODUCTION To follow is Chapter 7 in a series that is my personal tranformative journey from my...
Transforming grief and heartbreak into action in the world through activism.
In Memory of Terry Patten We are writing to you—our beloved community—to let you know that Terry,...
INTRODUCTION To follow is Chapter 6 in a series that is my personal transformative journey from...
“The child should have the freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers either orally, in writing or in print, or in the form of art, or through any other media of the child’s choice.” Article 13: UN Convention for the Rights of the Child
Quotes that guide how to take action as an activist to directly address the issues that are causing you heartache as a most effective approach.
Why the convenience of our “social consensus” gives us common agreements for civilization to function, yet gets in the way of adapting to and solving our wicked problems.
Framing the wicked problems that are cascading towards a global tipping point and threatening our social stability and life support systems.
“When you meet anyone it is a Holy encounter. As you see him/her, you will see yourself. As you treat him/her, you will treat yourself.” A Course in Miracles
“Prejudice of any kind implies that you are identified with the thinking mind. It means you don’t see the other human being anymore, but only your own concept of that human being. To reduce the aliveness of another human being to a concept is already a form of violence.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
“When I speak to people in extreme poverty they tell me…It’s not so much the lack of a job that despairs me, or the lack of bread on the table…It’s in the contempt of my fellow citizens. It is this contempt that lies between Despair and Justice and Basic Human Rights.” Fr. Joseph Widlenski
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