I wrote the following as an introduction to the Whole Human blog post on Noomap before reading your latest refreshing response. Whole Human is an expression of my evolution, so is not linear, neat or always orderly. Posts may contradict previous ones and if read out of context of the blog flow may seem confusing. But, I like it so long as I feel the flow.
I am interested to expand our conversation if possible by taking it to the Collective Evolution discussion group where there may or may not be additional input. Like the unknown seed, what comes up will be a surprise.
If you see anything in my writing which does not accurately represent what you know, your insights to help me bring it to balance will be appreciated. Thank you.
What will be the social architecture of our future?
Around the world, social architects are theorizing and experiencing alternative, 'new paradigm' social designs, driven by intentions of creating a world of greater awareness, cooperation, creativity, freedom and equality. For the architects (who may have studied social systems for years,) and their enthusiasts, such exploration is a passion and mission. For others, the language of social architecture — with flavors of tech-savvy and activism — may seem foreign. I have watched videos and come away saying, 'huh?'
Last week a social project called Noomap and I crossed paths. The language of one of the three co-founding stewards who introduced it to me is kinder to my ears than that of previous encounters with new social architectures, and my attention was absorbed from beginning to end by their 30 minute video. Not only could I understand what the speaker was saying, I resonated with almost all of his presentation. I would replace his foundation of passion and emotional intelligence with the heart space (Heart Space Breathing) and be mindful to reduce dependency on technologies as the real new architecture is over the heart, not the computer.
Being mission and purpose and passion driven can be fresh and lively but has its limitations. It can actually prevent a person from connecting more deeply with their inner landscape. I see that now, looking back at myself ten years ago. Youthful energy and enthusiasm may be needed to bring new architectures closer to their realized potential, yet deeper wisdom and resonance is essential for their full and sustainable growth.
Bret A Warshawsky
We may have reached the saturation point of newness and passion (though I recommend watching this video by Yasuhiko about more generative passion than draining or limited
I would put fourth that the evolutionary purpose of our project/community is healing, transformation and the individual inner work. The three co-founding stewards support each other to awaken, in our awakening. Obviously, many/most see us as some form of tech startup or related. Our first priority is what you speak of and what has truly united us.
Are you familiar with the Gene Keys? In that system, my life's work has a shadow of greed.. so, I am familiar with this (we use the Gene Keys as a tool in awakening).
What you are speaking of is true, in many/most ways. This is perhaps why an 'organization' like ours must take as long as organically required to fractal out and flourish. The foundational core fractal must be solid, committed, incorruptible. I don't think Andrea, Chris or my self would have been capable alone to hold this space, that's why synergistic co-creation is what has brought us together.
Yasuhiko Genku Kimura Interview / Passion that You Are (Video)
Interview with Yasuhiko Genku Kimura, Philosopher, Author, Spiritual Leader, Zen Buddhist Priest, Business Consultant -- New York, August 2011, Vision in Action
Points from interview: Drivenness (from the ego) comes from a sense of lack, a compulsion to fill a bottomless empty glass. Passion is a sense of abundance, a continuously overflowing fountain from knowing who you are.