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From Thinking to Zero Gravity to Paradigm Shift

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For the most part people are addicted to issues, interests, and especially the physical substance of what’s going on. For example, in my son’s sports team, the parents and the Board of Directors spent inordinate amounts of time concerned with superficial logistical issues such as how event name tags should look. Meanwhile, countless deep concerns about the quality of training, conflicts between the Board and the training staff, parental relations, and dysfunctional relationships within the Board were ignored as if they didn’t exist. When attention was called to such issues, Board members’ eyes glazed over and they immediately went back to content.

This content addiction usually prevails in corporations, communities, and government operations — underlying problems about communication, conflict, and what’s best for the client/customer are largely ignored. Such content addiction is very much like moving deck chairs around on the Titanic, thinking the issues that lay beneath can be resolved in the course of life itself. The iceberg always wins.

Getting to “what lies beneath” at the bottom of the iceberg always depends on the degree to which leaders are conscious of how they are using their energy. Failure to pay attention to this prevents self-consciousness, other-consciousness, and consciousness of the environment in which they are operating. Without attention to and responsibility for continuous energy and consciousness expansion, the past will repeat itself, like it or not.

1 Frank White, The Overview Effect, 2014.


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One Comment

  1. Mark

    November 15, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    The element for me that has been difficult to work with in situations requiring a great or lesser shift in approach is working with the very situation you site in team/ board example. How to assist those who find it difficult to move from the”doing” of life into a space where they can gain suffocient awareness of the current moment situation to step back and begin to accept that a “time out” is necessary. It seems that this the point where an awareness is forced into an alternative action, hitting bottom, before enough energy is gained to envision any need to find a different path that can lead the way forward to a new day. The mind set of “diong” something, focusing on the stuff and not on enhancing value, is sp pervasive and ingrained that blinds folks that there could be other ways of “doing”, such as space for meaningful conversatioon of purposewith clear focus of outcome. For so many it seems a waste of time over “gitter’ done”.


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