Zen dives into a discussion about harmony with self, others and nature with Dr. Robert Gilman, an astrophysicist, sustainability pioneer and someone who most definitely qualifies as a cultural “change-agent”. For over 30 years he’s been on a mission to help communities around the world understand cultural transitions and encourages everyone to embody practices that will lead to a humane and sustainable future. He feels we are all planetary midwives in the era of change.
Our apocalyptic conversation engages systems thinking, reticence to move on to ‘what’s next’ and the patterns, sequences and observation of an evolving civilization. Robert speaks to the bridge from being where we are to being where we want to go by making existing models, those impeding and imposing unnecessary patterns and systems, obsolete. His work offers a way to explore a way through our current dilemmas with his Bright Future course.
One phrase that stood out regarding the emerging future, Robert speaks of ‘Covid the Destroyer, Covid the Illuminator, and Covid the Accelerator. He feels the faster we understand and move toward harmony within ourselves, harmony with others and harmony with Nature, the faster we’ll co-create and realize a better world. He offers a unique exercise that might help your ability to be present and available for learning how to play better with each other.
For a deeper dive, there are the presentation sets from the Bright Future Now course:
• What Time Is It? – provides a systems look at where we are in history https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJFp8JsJD5AJ506swLOhHtb31nSALzvpV
• Human Operating-System Literacy – provides concepts like your Optimal Zone https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJFp8JsJD5AI058h5DKKhkbHUPI4ZikqH
• Systems Literacy – important for going beyond the limits of our current culture https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJFp8JsJD5ALVAk1OlLIS2Cp3Fa26PBz0
For more, visit: https://www.context.org/ Connect with Robert on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-gilman-3169882/ __________________________________________________________________________________
From Robert: Zen feels like an emissary from the future, a time when many more people are at home with a wider scope of consciousness. It’s not an easy role to be in but Zen has lived it with openness, courage, humility and grace. It was a delight to talk with him and I recommend his story to you.
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