The 9th iteration in the Netherlands closed a phase. Towards the end of the gathering, I presented the first articulation of the 2 maps (with quite some gaps still in the 2ndone), and the Spirit-Source model. We were uncertain as to the right balance between being explicit – offering the models and theory – and […]
Author: Ria Baeck
Rushing into action, you fail. Trying to grasp things, you lose them. Forcing a project to completion, you ruin what was almost ripe. Therefore the Master takes action by letting things take their course. He remains as calm at the end as at the beginning. He has nothing, thus has nothing to lose. What he […]
One cannot merely follow the timetable we have set for our influence on the world, we must also honour and respect the infinitely more complex timetable the world has set for itself. That timetable is the sum of the thousands of independent timetables of an infinite number of natural, historical and human actions. – […]
The philosopher Alfred North Whitehead said that reality arises through a series of moments which feel into the past moment as they feel for(ward) the next moment. For Whitehead, the action in-between was nothing at all like the tight wire between the physicists’ cause and effect. Rather, Whitehead thought of this feeling-process—which he called “prehension” – as incredibly sensitive, […]
Chapter 8. Subtle Simplicity: We-in-Here 8.1 Dying in Atlantis The question “What is Life?” is a linguistic trap. To answer according to the rules of grammar, we must apply a noun, a thing. But life on Earth is more like a verb. It repairs, maintains, re-creates, and outdoes itself. – Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan, […]
It seemed to us that our project was flourishing: 4 gatherings in 2009 and a next one planned in January of 2010. We really felt we were on to something! We started talking about Women Moving the Edge as a separate being, just as we had talked about the CircleBeing. I have already mentioned that […]
Living as an ecosystem Just as the individual is a process and a becoming – and not at all a fixed entity – so, of course, is any team or group also a continuously evolving and unfolding process. In our search to capture the essence of this particular piece of the puzzle we call Collective […]
The Real Work It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work. When we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. […]
A clip, where you actually see and hear the interviewer, Anne Paré (for the We-Space Summit in 2018), engaged in an exchange on the difference between linearity- causality and encountering. How you can switch experiencing from ‘putting labels’ to ‘receive the experience’.
Any change starts with acknowledging where we are now. This is the case in individual change, but also when dealing with the wicked problems of our time. Witnessing the ugly and unintended consequences is crucial, also on the level of society. Not easy but a needed first step in any change process.