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.

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.

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.

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.