The State of the Integral Enterprise. Part 4: Attachment, Wisdom, and Global Crises (w/ Roger Walsh)
April 21, 2010 00:48
The State of the Integral Enterprise. Part 4: Attachment, Wisdom, and Global Crises
Roger Walsh and Ken Wilber
The State of the Integral Enterprise is the headline article in the latest edition of the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice, based on Roger Walsh’s keynote address at the 2008 Integral Theory Conference. At the conference, Roger was asked to provide some reflective comments that would help the field see itself, especially its blind spots and shadow.
"The longer we reflect on the question of how best to respond to contemporary crises, the more it dawns on us that the really crucial question is, "What can I do?" Yet there is a still deeper question below. That deeper question is, "What is the most strategic thing I can do?" In other words, given my unique talents and circumstances, what is the optimal contribution I can make? How can I most effectively leverage my knowledge, skills, and situation to be of most help? To answer this question effectively, we must first recognize that there are actually two very different kinds of questions. There are what we might call knowledge questions and wisdom questions"