The Self We're Sold 

The Ego and Mental Health 

 Integration of Self 

All One Thing.  Mind Only Obstacle.

DECONDITION / UN-LEARNING

Meaning, Feeling, and The Pursuit of Aliveness

As we begin to embody who we are, we become less susceptible to falling for conditioned ideas of success and other meta-narratives.  Instead, we begin to impress our unique image onto the collective consciousness.  We move from being mere "consumers' to becoming conscious co-creators--using our purchasing decisions to move the marketplace in a more meaningful directions. 

When the Truth isn't Profitable

The Truth is profitable  for some, and not for others.  In a society that runs almost entirely on self-interest​ / Weaponizing False Information happens because it can.  It perpetuates because too many individuals lack sovereignty.

Self-Terminating System 

Self-Enriching System 

 False Self-Realization& Endless Aspiration

As we begin to embody who we are, we become less susceptible to falling for conditioned ideas of success and other meta-narratives.  Instead, we begin to impress our unique image onto the collective consciousness.  We move from being mere "consumers' to becoming conscious co-creators--using our purchasing decisions to move the marketplace in a more meaningful directions. 

Many are saying that humanity in the 21st century is going through a bit of an identity crisis. Some say that the "old stories" and systems are falling apart so that a new meta-story (and so system) can come into being. Supposing you agree with this sentiment, what do you think the new story should be? What should the new system look like? Supposing you disagree, how would you define the core challenge confronting humanity in 2019?

identity

Identity, Autonomy and Purpose

desire and dissatisfaction

reactivity and approval-seeking

shallow self awareness

hollow symbols

pursuing aliveness

consuming but never full

capitalism & globalism

engage and enlist

project and reflect

 Deepening Human Dialogue 

The Fidelity of Humanity

transparency and trust

credibility and communication

integrity and alignment

profound responsibility

  service 

integrity and alignment

emotional resilience

enrich human relationships 

engage with insight

insight before influence

courageous communication

embody and empower

tackle big problems

fidelity of dialogue

immediacy and intimacy

unite and create

 Convergence & Intelliegence 

collaboration amidst chaos

 The Rise of Wisdom

Seeing beyond Truth

 Self-Reflective Recalibration

 Ampilfying the Empty Image 

Social Media & Aspiration Addiction

 Making Our Meaning 

Truth, Wisdom, and Work that Matters.

 Conditioned Consumption  

Distract and Disatisfy

 Reality Runs on Ideas 

Belief & Ideology

CONDITIONING &

CONTENT

                                   the modern program

 Casino Capitalism 

Zero Sum Games & Perverse Incentives

 The Sensemaking Crisis 

The Decentralization of Authority

asymmetric information warfare

 Self-Authorship & Co-Creation 

The Story and The Space.

CONText & CONTENT

COMMUNICATION & conditioning

 Beauty, Belief, and the Open Mind

stay open to change

 Right Relationship 

non-rivalrous collaboration

Sense-MAKING

& DISCERNMENT 

THE MARKETPLAce of

 MEANINg

Stories, Symbols, and the Self​

Sovereign Subjectivity / To possess sovereign subjectivity means to be secure in one's self and aligned in one's purpose, while deeply aware of one's connection to a broader Self.  As individuals this means... As mountain-movers in business, it means embodying this awareness in all that you do.  Seeing the world as an extension of your self.  

Mindful Marketing for an Embodied Economy 

As we begin to embody who we are, we become less susceptible to falling for conditioned ideas of success and other meta-narratives.  Instead, we begin to impress our unique image onto the collective consciousness.  We move from being mere "consumers' to becoming conscious co-creators--using our purchasing decisions to move the marketplace in a more meaningful directions.  This looks like companies getting inspired to change the world with a legacy their children would be proud of. 

Don't tell me.  Show Me.  

While catchphrases aren't going anywhere, all creators and companies must make meaningful impact through deeds.  Companies must tackle bigger problems than to earn the attention of the sovereign.  

All One Thing. Mind Only Obstacle.  / REUNION

As we begin to embody who we are, we become less susceptible to falling for conditioned ideas of success and other meta-narratives.  Instead, we begin to impress our unique image onto the collective consciousness.  We move from being mere "consumers' to becoming conscious co-creators--using our purchasing decisions to move the marketplace in a more meaningful directions. 

Show up for Each "Other" 

As we begin to embody who we are, we become less susceptible to falling for conditioned ideas of success and other meta-narratives.  Instead, we begin to impress our unique image onto the collective consciousness.  We move from being mere "consumers' to becoming conscious co-creators--using our purchasing decisions to move the marketplace in a more meaningful directions. (love the hard ones)

Collective Intelligence meets Autonomy

As we begin to embody who we are, we become less susceptible to falling for conditioned ideas of success and other meta-narratives.  Instead, we begin to impress our unique image onto the collective consciousness.  We move from being mere "consumers' to becoming conscious co-creators--using our purchasing decisions to move the marketplace in a more meaningful directions.  This looks like companies getting inspired to change the world with a legacy their children would be proud of. 

Wholeness and Wholesomeness. 

When the world is no longer an adversary but an ally, a lot more changes than simply our posture.  

Self-Fulfilling Service.  

Being who you are, giving your gift, paving a path.  

Human Capital where it will Count Most

Being who you are, giving your gift, paving a path. Each indiivdual within our society has a gift to give.  But stuck in fear and inside the conditioned system of thought, , we stay in jobs that hurt us and our world.  We stay because we are scared...  

Follow the Opening

Being who you are, giving your gift, paving a path.  

Get over your"self" - Acknowledging that you're more than the story in the head means you don't need to be limited by old stories and beliefs.  While the realities of the world are the same, now you don't give your mind's stories too much control.  Living creatively means listening to what is deeper than the ego and the intellect.  

is the problem you're tackling big enough to be overwhelming? Good.   You probably want collaborators.  

Self-Realization & Self-Remembering

To realize the Self and to remember the Self are one and the same.  They are recognizing the non-physical dimension of yourself and acknowledging that what you are is greater than who you are.  Your story is only part of the puzzle.  The space your story is unfolding atop is You as well.  

TBD

To realize the Self and to remember the Self are one and the same.  They are recognizing the non-physical dimension of yourself and acknowledging that what you are is greater than who you are.  Your story is only part of the puzzle.  The space your story is unfolding atop is You as well.  

 Surface & Substance 

Alignment. 

 Isolation & Scarcity 

Not my problem.

 Fear & Separateness 

Us vs Them

 Acquire & Control 

Power and Resources

I AM

 (formless awareness)

CULTURE &

CONTEXT

the operating system    

 A Million Unapproved Messages

Sorting for Signals Sake

Symbols, Stories, &

Self-ACTUALIZATION

 The Attention Economy 

Information, Advertising, and Propaganda

CONDITION

 The Entheogenic Revival 

Deconditioning Mind. Opening Heart.

stewardship of the Self

 One Life.  Two Levels. 

Game A meets Game B

 Equanimity & Empathy 

Physical and Non-Physical 

 Intentional Consumption 

From Pain to Progress

the  model

EGO

IDENTITY and SElf Image  

 Love & Wholeness 

The End of Sides

Where Attention Goes, Money Flows.   

NBC and the big tech and media companies compete for your attention because your attention is valuable.  Which is why it's actually quite revoluionatry  

Alone in the Dark 

Looking for Safe Harbor

 Autonomy, Agency, and Authenticity

From Reactivity to Responsibility

 The Age of Consumption

Acquire & Control

PresenceNBC and the big tech and media companies compete for your attention because your attention is valuable.  Which is why it's actually quite revoluionatry  

The Physical World

Awareness enters the Arena 

THE Breath

    remembering your Self        

Hold your Breath

Your Life Depends on it.

 Trying is Dying 

do or do not.

 Beauty, Belief, and the Open Mind

stay open to change

 Building Walls 

Keep the World Out

 Big Beautiful Data. 

Owning Our Data

 Money as Energy 

Pour accordingly. 

the fulcrum of identity"

Transparent Symbol

Truth, Wisdom, and Work that Matters.

 Grace 

Physical and Non-Physical Resources

 Surrender & Embrace 

Physical and Non-Physical 

 Aspiring to Something Real  

Alignment. 

 The Sovereign Self 

We live inside stories.

 Bias & Belief 

Zero Sum Games & Perverse Incentives

 Security & Safety 

Power and Resources

 The Embodied Economy 

Truth, Wisdom, and Work that Matters.

The human 

MIND

 Initiative & Abundance 

Moving through Resistance

 Unlearning Fear 

TBD

identity

 Hiding our Humanity

Sharing the false self

I believe a new way of looking at modern Western culture is needed to address the growing complexity of society in the post-information age. Thanks to technology and the division of human attention, we are witnessing _____. I believe to meet the challenges of our time, we need to step back (and see a much bigger picture) and look closer and deeper at what is beneath the surface.  I offer this not as the solution to our current challenge, but a bridge toward building one together.  This is about bringing more awareness in at every level. And everyone has a part to play.

 The I of Awareness 

The Power of Presence

Cultural transformation is no cake-walk, but the good news is that each of us c

Imagination without Limitation

Alignment. 

 Criticism & Complaint 

Sorting for Signals Sake

 Breathwork & Meditation

tbd

 Healthcare for Humanity 

less fear. 

 Universal Basic Income

automation and human agency

 All One Thing.  Mind Only Obstacle. 

Integration of Self

It is the business of the future to be dangerous.

Alfred North Whitehead

The Map is not the Territory. 

In trying to win, are you causing us to lose? 

Projection & Reflection

Consuming Image / Self off a Shelf / Pixel Perfect / Amplification of media / Growing awareness of image fixation.

walling off the world won't save us from ourselves.

acquistion and ownership

SYSTEM & CONTEXT

reality's finest fabric

 Consciousness 

 Self Realization

All One in The Mystery

At Peace with What Is

  Stacking the Deck  

lift fear from underneath

  Lightening the Load  

floating fear from below

 While I'm Me.  While I am 

Self and self

The Age of Awareness

The Battle for Eyeballs

lifting fear from underneath.  

When I look at the runaway machine that is our society, I believe we need to move deliberately to meet the unique challenges of our age.  To meet these challenges, we must bring more wisdom into everything that we do and at all levels.  And do it together.  

There are a myriad of reasons why the need is urgent.  Whether it's global warming or  deep need to accelerate change.  We need to embrace the full creative power as a singular human civilization. From where I'm sitting, this means opening up deeper levels of dialogue in all dimensions of human experience.  It means opening our minds to new possibilities and not waiting for catastrophe to force our hand.

  

WWIII = WWME

The modern war is the war for human awareness.  It's over where you put your attention, spend your time, and spend your money.  It's about what stories we get told, shared, and believed. It's about algorithms, sorting, and sense-making.

 Where these things go, so goes the world.  So, it makes a lot of sense to look closer at where our energy is spent as individuals, organizations, companies, or as a broader society.  

 

With awareness on auto-pilot, we continue on the same course.  But by reclaiming our awareness, we guide experience. 

THE SENSE MAKING CRISIS

With our attention increasingly divided and our sources of information increasingly decentralized , it makes sense that our culture is struggling so deeply with the current 

Where Head and Heart Meet