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By: Barrett C. Brown

“We face unprecedented changes in creating a sustainable world which will be as profound as those underlying the Industrial Revolution. New leadership is needed, to rethink, redesign and reinvent organisations so that they are proactive, innovative, future fit as well as becoming integral contributing healthy cells in a healthy biosphere. Without such leadership, organisations and their managers will be subject to forces beyond their understanding and control which they will experience as fate. Fortunately in many organisations across the world, new leadership is emerging to shape the...

By: Barrett C. Brown

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this.” – Henry David Thoreau

2012 has been a busy year to date, and I want to get you up to speed on some of the key developments here at the Integral Sustainability Center that I’ve personally been working on. In addition to developing this site and the larger MetaIntegral ecosystem, I’ve been doing quite a bit of work supporting leaders and change agents...

By: Barrett C. Brown

You have capacities within you that are phenomenal. If you only knew how to release them. – David Bohm

David Bohm’s quotation both deeply inspires and slightly irritates me. I know the magnificence of human and societal potential; it’s teeming everywhere I look. And I wrestle with how we can more rapidly unlock, catalyze, or create the conditions for the significant transformation that is needed to create a thriving global society and flourishing natural world.

Surely there is no model or formula to accurately describe who we are, what is happening in the world, and...

By: Lyn Lord

First, I’d like to honor Gerard Bruitzman and thank him for his efforts in critiquing my article, "Integral Religious Studies in a Developmental Context" [free download]. Attempts at bringing a deeper understanding to the topics of spirituality and religion are of vital significance at this particular time in history. As many of you likely know from my previous work (e.g., “Rejuvenating Religion in an Integral Age”), I...

By: Carissa Wieler

In this world of both turmoil and beauty, many wonder about how to skillfully bring their deepest longings and ideals for the planet to fruition. When so much seems against what feels right and true, how do we step up and bring our hearts and minds to the task? Faced with evolutionary consequences of large-scale environmental change, one might experience hopelessness, despair, numbness, anxiety, fear, rage, grief…and isolation. Yet, there are ways to explore our relationship with the earth that can help us shift our awareness to greater realities and possibilities. If our problems can only...

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