2017—Trump—Are We Ready To Rise? | The Huffington Post

Source: 2017—Trump—Are We Ready To Rise? | The Huffington Post

I like the spirit that emanates from Otto Scharmer in this article very much:

It ends with:

There has never been a generation on this earth whose collective actions—the stuff we choose to do or not do in 2017 and beyond—will have such a profound impact on the future of our children and our planet. Let’s not sleepwalk into this year, where so much is at stake, as the leaders of Europe did a hundred years ago when they launched into World War I. This is our moment to wake up to our real intention, to be calm, compassionate, and courageous in environments that will be full of dispute, despair, and delusion.

The root of the word leadership means “to cross a threshold.” That threshold now is right in front of us…

Are we ready to rise?

He comes with 5 suggestions and I can truly feel in “resonance” with him.

  • Adopt a practice of intentional stillness
  • At least once a day, listen deeply to someone who is very different
  • Create a circle or holding space with a few of your closest friends
  • Find ways to link your networks with platforms that promote dialogue and function as a network of networks.

He proposes the the u.lab platform created by MITx, edX, and the Presencing Institute as one of such undertakings?

“The intention of the u.lab core team is to launch a new 2.0 version of our platform in April 2017 as civic media and global public conversation space that facilitates free monthly global live-streamed sessions. These sessions will link change-makers in business, government, and civil society to their peers both in person and virtually. Each session will put the global spotlight on some of the most inspiring living examples of profound innovation in educational, economic, and political systems. Both the narratives of these cases and their tools will be accessible to all participants. This free innovation infrastructure will also provide manifold spaces for deep dialogue and peer coaching support in ways that facebook and other platforms cannot.

The monthly 90-minute sessions, starting in April (every second Thursday of the month), will focus on upgrading the three types of institutions in crises as discussed above: economic institutions (”economy 4.0”); democratic institutions (”democracy 4.0”); and educational institutions (”education 4.0”).”

I’ve long been very Active in MIT’s Organizational Learning Networks, the development of whick was the Presencing Insititute…

I abandoned it to Join Gunter Pauli in ZERI and the Blue Economy.

I am tempted today to see to it to connect both and many others. In fine, is this not whate ecosystems heve learned us. Life evolves towards ever growing dcomplexity, in network patterns through ever more diverse and enriching connections  …


About charlesvanderhaegen

I am a grandfather of an immensely inspiring family, thanks to the most incredible wife. To satisfy my family's needs, I was for 30 years business entrepreneur, roller coasting between success and failure. 17 years ago I was forced to stop and reflect. I dug into theory and discovered the World out there, that my involvement in Business had kept hidden to me. I feared that I will not escape remaining amidst my trans-disciplinary quest forever, bouncing back and forth from action to theory, always puzzled by Europe's apparent incapacity to free itself from its Institutional/Technological Lock-ins. My horizon opened up when Gunter Pauly, my intimate friend of 35 years, asked me to join him and take charge ZERI's development in Europe. I am now fully engaged alongside Gunter Pauli in the http://www.zeri.org and the @myblueeconomy Networks as CEO of ZERI.EU vzw (Non for Profit association)
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2 Responses to 2017—Trump—Are We Ready To Rise? | The Huffington Post

  1. Reblogged this on KnowledgEvolution and commented:
    “Our moment to wake up to our real intention, to be calm, compassionate, and courageous in environments that will be full of dispute, despair, and delusion.” – Otto Scharmer

  2. Ralf says:

    Well put Charles! Especially your last paragraph holds everything that I think life is. We only have to see the path, and where it leads us to.

    After yesterday’s 2nd live session of the currently running #ulab and the (collective) journaling Otto orchestrated I stumbled across an (probably unread) chapter in “The Dance of Change”):

    “Practicing Relevance” it is called (on top of the page it says “Not Relevant” – it is just the chapter before “Walking the Talk” is starting.

    Five proposed practices by the two authors who are also jazz musicians:

    1. Articulate individual cases for change before you come to the room as a group
    2. Start meetings without a preconceived agenda
    3. Start with “check-ins”
    4. Choose a physical space that is conductive to your meetings
    5. And finally, eternally improvise

    …. the last one the most profound advice for me, bringing to light all the complexity that has piled up since with both met in Oman 2008 and later on that year in a small village in the Belgian countryside close to Brussels.

    This https://twitter.com/zkmkarlsruhe/status/921305789901475840 has led my thoughts to your article and with the turmoil currently happening in Saxony, as the MP Stanislaw Tillich announced his stepping down from office and what we see elsewhere (e.g. Catalonia) there is hope that small arcs of action evolve over time into beautiful circles of change with positive impact to all.

    All the best from Dresden, where #RekonstruktionDerZukunft (check this on other social media platforms) is bringing back to life the visions of visionary Swiss stage designer, Adolphe Appia, who created an outstanding stage in Festspielhaus Hellerau.

    Your dearest friend, and learning journey companion


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