About - Foundation - Why

An Integral Planet. Our Heart Beating.

In cities, universities, governments, and companies all around the world there are people for whom an integral planet needs no explanation. This would-be planet pulses within us. It is our heart beating, and our reason for being—we stand for integralism, and in this we are no different than the brave souls that stood for rationalism in the 18th century and contributed to the birth of modernity. We can only hope to be so profound and pioneering. The question is, how?

For other people—for the vast majority of humanity, the question is “what.” What is the meaning of an integral planet? And “so what”. Of what value to ‘me’ is integral thought and action?

MetaIntegral Foundation was birthed with these questions in mind, and the beating heart of the Foundation is something we call the Integral Planet Endowment.

Kickstart. Network. Crowdfund. Enact.

As integral scholar-practitioners in solidarity, the more you and I can free ourselves and fund our projects the greater impact we will have on the planet. The greater our impact, the more funding we are likely to receive. So goes the feedback loop—of how we can enact our integral vision, and of what value we can communicate to others.

This is the whole point of MetaIntegral—to create an organizational ecosystem that networks the global integral community on a platform for professional application! And it’s the specific purpose of the Integral Planet Endowment­­—our project is to establish a $100 million fund for your integral projects!

This is the “meta” move we are making with MetaIntegral. We believe it will be a game-changer for integral practitioners. Less certain, but ultimately hoped-for is this: the sum total of our actions and contributions will help humanity reach a tipping point that brings sweeping change to the world.

Impacting 1000 Years

Our fragmented, materialist-minded world cries out for an integral planet. Clearly—if you have eyes to see—we are feeling our way toward it, in so many important ways. In addition to the increasing number of initiatives that have integral by their name, we can turn to more mainstream developments and point in general to: multidisciplinary research programs; whole-systems thinking; whole-person education; cross-sector coordination; conscious business; postpartisan politics; the great story, or epic of evolution; and more.

In this context envisioning 1000 years is not an abstract utopian fantasy. It’s a concrete way of making what we do today and tomorrow count. We embrace a 1000-year vision as a practice of pragmatic imagination. It’s a way of taking serious this possibility: If we are mindful of how we engage life now—at this critical moment of history marked by global challenges and opportunities­—we stand to have a long-lasting impact on the planet and the future of humanity.

This is the invitation of MetaIntegral Foundation and we stand ready for you to join us. Let us stand together and share in a great adventure. Together we celebrate and accelerate the movement toward an integral planet!