TITLE: Polarity Perspectives: A Critical Psychotechnology For Peace
Join this session to explore how we can exercise a critical skill needed for Integralists, the skill of being able to not only spot but pro-actively seek and embrace the value of the “other side.”
Often we are caught in personal wars such as “Do I chase my passion or stick to what pays my bills?” Within systems, leaders are often caught in dilemmas such as “Do we centralize or decentralize our operations?” or “Do we preserve and protect what we have built or do we change it up?” Looking around us, at a time of significant global turmoil, as integralists, we might notice there is a war between traditional and postmodern views. This will be the focus of our session. These differing views can often resemble the struggle between a Hegalian synthesis and antithesis. Let’s explore how we can move toward a more integral synthesis.
Your host, Nomali Perera, runs a monthly Polarity Lab which examines hot-button topics that polarize us such as abortion, the pandemic, Critical Race Theory, immigration and culture wars. Using the teachings of Barry Johnson, the author of And: Making a Difference by Leveraging Polarity, Paradox or Dilemma, this session will teach you how to leverage complexity-resilience through interdependent yet competing values that help us get to a place of peace, action and friendliness to the whole spiral of development.