The EcoNova Innovation Philosophy to Regenerate and Protect the Fabric of Life
“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.”~Albert Einstein’s Letter of 1950, as quoted in The New York Times (29 March 1972) and The New York Post (28 November 1972).
Living within an increasingly turbulent world, there is more need than ever to cultivate regenerative innovation philosophies and revitalize knowledge and skills that give us agency to be more responsive, improve our foresight and prediction capabilities, evolve our participative communication to include the voices of nature, navigate and enable new emerging environmental, social and governance structures informed by collective human and species intelligences and tools, in particular non-machine consciousnesses.
If not you, who will co-create the new world? And who will volunteer to re-write alternative future stories and build healthy soils and foundations for new ways to conceptualize the world?
Popular narratives in psychology, education, leadership and organizational development tell us change is difficult to achieve, because “the majority of humans prefer short bits of information, have limited attention spans, can only digest popular ideas, are lazy, selfish and feel they are entitled to happiness, irrespective of how the world around them is experienced”.
Yet – outside the formal as well as social media influencers, expert conferences and technology platforms – my experience is that these types of behaviours are the exception rather than the norm. Within societies that are not so computer technology dominated, cultural memories are intact, people are physically strong, they demonstrate remarkable resilience and adaptability, and have exceptional skills at essential survival and thriving through intergenerational and inter-species culture transfer.
Globally there is a popular rise in public speakers who gain stardom such as on Clubhouse, because of their mastery in complex articulation and with deep knowledge and experience – their popularity growing with thousands of followers on social media and patronage fan support sites. According to Rui Ma, Co-Founder of California based Transformational Technologies Lab – In China such experts can become millionaires producing educational content as people look toward the future of work and keep their skills and knowledge up to date.
Once off-the-beaten track cultures of long retreats and vision quests in syntropic permaculture or Amazon jungle technologies are now considered mainstream. Ordinary people eagerly study books on political discourse and economics, and thousands learn and use permission-less coding skills to experiment with digital economy and decentralized governance models.
Given the opportunity, most people prefer time to examine ideas properly, master new skills beyond just performance culture, engage with those with differrent ideas and expertise, and have more quality conversations, and contribute and participate in more wholesome societies.
And, sometimes, the Rolls Royce innovation and business improvement models and training investments do not apply to all individual, team community or organization’s realities and lifecycles.
It is precisely because of this – that your innovation, business models, brand and culture will differentiate you when you apply yourself to new economy philosophy and practices, fused in a novel, agile approach.
Role-modelling new gestures and movements and generating intercultural and species transmissions, is the pragmatic idealist way. Understanding how to activate social networks while regenerating and revitalizing positive and non-extractive, human contact, connection and cooperation will become a sought after skill.
Applying practical wisdom in techoself cultivation will enable you to become a Strange Attractor in Chaos and Turbulence, cultivating a thriving quality life while growing a quality human experience while living in the edges. Confident in standing your ground when all seems to be swept away by continuous changes and life transitions.
Photograph: Hike during Tibetan Indigenous Wisdom Retreat – Vancouver Island, 2015
Fuzzy logic is an approach to computing based on “degrees of truth” rather than the usual “true or false” (1 or 0) Boolean logic on which the modern computer is based. The idea of fuzzy logic was first advanced by Dr. Lotfi Zadeh of the University of California at Berkeley in the 1960s.
“The root of the word wild, which comes from the Old English and Germanic languages, is self-determining.
So the word itself refers to the freedom you have just described: the life of the world, which we humans can never completely control.
And when you feel the freedom in yourself, your senses awaken, and you come alive in a new way.
My own contacts with the wild have given me the freedom to find something deeper within myself.” from the article: A Conversation with Steffan Wildstrand, by Eleanor O’Hanlon
The power to evoke images in one’s mind – to see and believe something that is very different from what one normally sees and believes, or what one thinks one should see and believe – is a process of coming to new knowledge. When one’s view of how things happen is temporarily challenged and suspended, a doorway opens – a doorway where anything seems possible. The shaman is someone who lives permanently in a state of wonder, and tries to understand these things without fear. With understanding comes knowledge, and with knowledge, power.” Manie Eagar
“Enchantivism describes the many ways we make lasting change by sharing reenchanting stories about our relations with ourselves, each other, or our ailing but still-beautiful planet; and then letting these stories lead us into creative and thoughtful responses to how things are.”
In mathematics and science, a nonlinear system is a system in which the change of the output is not proportional to the change of the input.Nonlinear problems are of interest to engineers, biologists, physicists, mathematicians, and many other scientists because most systems are inherently nonlinear in nature. Nonlinear dynamical systems, describing changes in variables over time, may appear chaotic, unpredictable, or counterintuitive, contrasting with much simpler linear systems.
The Art of Conversation
The idea of a conversation is to cooperatively explore ideas, emotions and feelings and to arrive some place or to have realizations that you otherwise would not be able to. It actually requires other people to help build some or create something which on your own or the other participants would not arrive at.