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The Integral Perspective: Attitudes and Altitudes

The Integral Perspective: Attitudes and Altitudes

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.

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Bending the Arc of Evolution

Bending the Arc of Evolution

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?

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Recognizing Fragmentation

Recognizing Fragmentation

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?

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Working with Young People

Working with Young People

“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

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The Consensus Trance

The Consensus Trance

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.

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Experience of Prejudice and Ways to Combat It

Experience of Prejudice and Ways to Combat It

“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

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Market Capitalism

Market Capitalism

“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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