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Our Moment of Disruption: Death and Rebirth

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Finance. Food. Fuel. Water. Poverty. Climate chaos. Financial oligarchies. We have entered an Age of Disruption. Yet the possibility of profound personal, societal, and global renewal has never been more present and real.

Our moment of disruption deals with death and rebirth. What's dying is an old civilization and a mindset of maximum "me"-- maximum material consumption, bigger is better, and special-interestgroup-driven decision-making that has led us into a state of organized irresponsiblity, collectively creating results that nobody wants.

What's being born is less clear but in no way less significant. It's something that we can feel in many places and communities across Planet Earth. This future is not just about firefighting and tinkering with the surface of structural change. It's not just about replacing one mindset with another. It's a future that requires us to tap into a deeper level of our humanity, of who we really are and who we want to be as a society. It is a future that we can sense, feel, and actualize by shifting the inner place from which we operate. It is a future that in those moments of disruption begins to presence itself through us.

This inner shift, from fighting the old to sensing and presencing an emerging future possibility, is at the core of all deep leadership work today. It's a shift that requires us to expand our thinking from the head to the heart. It is a shift from an ego-system awareness that cares about the well-being of oneself to an eco-system awareness that cares about the well-being of all, including oneself...

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