Betty Sue Flowers

A living system continually re-creates itself. But how this occurs in social systems such as global institutions depends on our level of awareness, both individually and collectively… As long as our thinking is governed by industrial, “machine age” metaphors such as control, predicatbility, and “faster is better”, we will continue to re-create institutions as we have, despite their increasing disharmony with the larger world.

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If science is an unfinished project, the next stage will be about reconnecting and integrating the rigor of scientific method with the richness of direct experience to produce a science that will serve to connect us to one another, ourselves and the world.

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When your practice has led you to experiences that you can’t understand, you need a better theory. Otherwise, if you try to understand these transcendent experiences with ‘profane’ or, we might say, ‘materialistic’ ways of thinking, your cultivation will be set back.

“When your practice has led you to experiences that you can’t understand, you need a better theory. Otherwise, if you try to understand these transcendent … Read More

So you’re stuck. Every time your madman starts to write, your judge pounces on him… So start by promising your judge that you’ll get around to asking his opinion, but not now. And then let the madman energy flow… Save details for the judge.

“So you’re stuck. Every time your madman starts to write, your judge pounces on him… So start by promising your judge that you’ll get around … Read More

The basic problem with the new species of global institutions is that they have not yet become aware of themselves as living. Once they do, they can become a place for the presencing of the whole as it might be, not just as it has been.

“The basic problem with the new species of global institutions is that they have not yet become aware of themselves as living. Once they do, … Read More

What we’re calling ‘presencing’ is possible because of this womb, where the absolute and the manifest interact. I think a buddhist would say that presencing can arise to the extent that we develop the capacity, individually and collectively, to extend our conscious awareness in both domains.

“What we’re calling ‘presencing’ is possible because of this womb, where the absolute and the manifest interact. I think a buddhist would say that presencing … Read More

The U theory suggests that the central integrating thought … will emerge from building three integrated capacities: a new capacity for observing that no longer fragments the observer from what’s observed; a new capacity for stillness that no longer fragments who we really are from what’s emerging; and a new capacity for creating alternative realities that no longer fragments the wisdom of the head, heart and hand.

“The U theory suggests that the central integrating thought … will emerge from building three integrated capacities: a new capacity for observing that no longer … Read More