Move through the movements.
The movements are designed to support the evolution of people, organizations, and social systems to identify and disrupt the root causes of today’s social, environmental, and spiritual challenges.
Nearly fifteen years of empirical research and experimentation led us to a process that supports our evolution. Here’s an outline of what is discussed in this article:
- Four Movements: Introduction to the methodology
- New Paradigm: Creating the space for something new to emerge
- The Path: Moving through the movements
- Archetypes: Archetypical embodiment along the way
See things as they are, stripped of the illusions, to access opportunities to influence profound systemic innovation that rewires the way we live, the way we work, the way we play, and the way we are when no one else is watching. It’s about becoming human again – coming back home to ourselves – coming back home to our bodies.
Within all of us, there is a heart-centered and loving space mostly free of the ego. As we explore the depths within ourselves and learn to authentically relate with others, we begin to access ways of being that transcend the old paradigm and create space for a new way of life. A space where we have the capacity to act with less ego, to collaborate, to restructure our lives, to serve people by serving ourselves, to prevent the problems we currently face, and to shape a world that serves more of us.
The Four Movements
The movements are broken down like this:
More on each movement is listed below.
Over the years of applying this method to real life we discovered a series of archetypes that are embodied at various moments along the journey.
The first movement, Humanity, is about building a deeper relationship with yourself.
Becoming human again.
We move through the process by learning to be with ourself in the present moment. To gain a deeper understanding of the self and evolve into our highest self is to expand our potential beyond the limits we knew were capable.
We question our ways of being and the social structures in place to begin the process of releasing our past self and the old paradigm as we enter an ambiguous place of unknown.
Find comfort in the grey area of life. Feel the liberation of knowing the world does not need to be “black or white”, “democrat or republican”, and see that the world is complex, messy, and that’s what makes life beautiful.
We learn to navigate uncertainty and embrace complexity. It’s a place where we make meaning. From here, momentum builds naturally as we align with others who believe what we believe to intentionally shape the future as it unfolds.
The journey to be and know explores the following:
- ethics / values
Capabilities: empathy, compassion, kindness, sense of self, authentic self expression, identify personal values, communicate purpose
Finding the others.
Being with community is how we sew ourselves into the cultural fabric, establish trust and credibility, and build meaningful relationships with the people around us. When alignment is reached and you become one with the people it empowers you to serve in profound ways – from the bottom-up and inside-out. This is compared to what happens when you arrive to a new city, try to launch projects to “serve” the people, and are quickly confronted with rejection.
Align on a purpose for change explores the following:
- showing up
- holding space
Capabilities: vulnerability, intimacy, psychological safety, alignment, clarity of vision, ethnographic research
Create tomorrow, today.
From within your communities of people who now know you and trust you there’s an opportunity to have conversations around “what do we need?” and “what do we already have here that perhaps we’re not fully utilizing?” and “how might we come together to support ourselves by supporting one another?”.
As you learn from one another and move towards a new tomorrow, co-create what you need to manifest the future you desire.
Capabilities: resilience, adaptability, creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, experience design, UX/UI, journey mapping, jobs-to-be-done framework, value proposition canvas, building a minimum viable product
Transform the way you do business.
Carve out a place in the new economy. Build a life for yourself around who you are and what you believe. Attach a business model to the value you create during the Innovation movement.
Collectively move from finding what works to defining the operating models that represent the architecture of new institutions.
Capabilities: compassionate venture design, creating business models, building strategic partnerships, cooperative work models
Commitment to Lifelong Learning
Learning the movements, practicing them, and integrating them into your life and work is an ongoing process. As you learn other methods, acquire new knowledge, and experience new projects we invite you to bring together pieces of The Four Movements together with pieces of other parts of your life. Perhaps you will be the next person to discover a more effective approach for discovering systemic innovations and implementing change.
If not you, who?
If not now, when?
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