In order to cope with “the great transformation” in the external world, we need inner growth to level up our worldview and close the capacity gap. By allowing complexity, new perspectives in “the future”! While still functioning, we make clear choices with inner (vertical) strength and stability. In this way, you will have the world. Not the world will have you.
Our EGO is the enemy. It artificially separates us from the rest of the world, filters reality through our identity, and keeps us safe and balanced. Deliberate personal transformation happens more easily when you raise and expand your consciousness – beyond the limiting ego.
Growing as a human being and becoming a truly transformative leader is not a project, but a lifelong exercise in mastering and making meaning between the world as it is and as it could be. This practice can be seen as a growing triangle with the vertices of ecstasis, catharsis, and communitas, or inspiration, healing, and togetherness.*
*Thanks for the Inspiration regarding this triangle from the leading edge minds Ken Wilber and Jamie Wheal.
In order to open up, receive new information, and be inspired, we must move from victim to self-author and learn to achieve flow states and ecstatic practices that transcend ourselves.
To learn from the new experiences, we need to make more sense of the information, face our shadows and fears, and learn to accept and let go of the patterns, thoughts, and beliefs that no longer serve us.
Embodied as a transformed or reborn leader, we are able to open our hearts, reconnect with our deep purpose to serve others, grow, and co-create influential communities to make the world a better place.
To lead from the apex of the “expanded self” – not overidentified with the ego – we practice self-liberation by integrating polarities, facing (cleaning up) the shadows, and overcoming blocking worldviews to evolve. Aligned to more wisdom and compassion in living together with others.