Find unity in diversity in order to restore harmony within our biosphere.
The real promise of a digital age is to restore the values and modalities eroded by the takeover of centralization of power. Instead of building our entire civilization on debt-based money that promotes a monoculture of induced scarcity and fear, driving all of us into a state of planetary overshoot and collapse; we now have the tools to reactivate and scale our ability to cooperate and exchange with one another, enabling all of us to transition into bio-regional economies of abundance.
The missing component required for a worthy planetary response, suitable to the scale of the challenges we face in the 21st century, is to transition from a culture driven by fragmentation to one of integrity.
To restore integrity is to enable the effective translation of the numerous best-practice theories into the actualization of a sustainable planetary culture at the service of all citizens of earth in the shortest possible time. This requires us to shift our collective awareness from seeking mere incremental change over the countless symptoms plaguing our planet to effectively addressing the challenges by their roots. Immersed in a fragmented system of induced scarcity we confuse what is with what is not. Only by addressing this fundamental lack of integrity can we start moving into the right direction and transcend the cultural conditioning that keeps humanity under the illusion of separation.
Integrity, not only delimited to the degree of effective translation of ideas into practice, but also in its meaning of including the whole. In other words, making this change an inclusive reality for all citizens of the world, without leaving anyone behind and without ecological offense.
“If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely. It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference.”
― Buckminster Fuller
Moreover, integrity is inherently holistic, in the sense that the theories of change to be adopted must not only be inclusive to all views but also in representation of what unites all views. Integrity is structured and fortified by amalgamating different perspectives into a consensus that takes everyone into consideration yet allows the determination of timely and scalable solutions. The broader the diversity represented within a system, not only in culture but also in biodiversity, the more resilience and abundance can resurface. In fact, there is boundless untapped value in crowdsourcing wisdom from the knowledge available from people throughout the planet. No artificial intelligence can compete with the wisdom found across communities worldwide, and even more so as we rediscover how to work together towards our common goals.
If integrity means inclusiveness, then it must also be transparent. Laying open overarching conversations for the world to participate in, leaves systems dominated by secrecy and fragmentation exposed. As people throughout the world find alignment and rediscover that we have more in common than we have been conditioned to believe, the legitimacy required to find unity in our common efforts is restored. Transparency, therefore, not only optimizes communication between large groups, but also fosters a culture of trust and understanding which nurtures empathy.
The Well-Being Economy – the Centre
As diverse people and organizations around the world partake in this process of co-creating a culture that respects a holistic understanding of our interwovenness with life, an integral economy adequate for today’s needs results, linking conscious consumers to conscious producers in a participatory relationship. Change is facilitated by consolidating a better alternative in which to participate, effectively out-competing models built on scarcity.
Investments supporting and accelerating the adoption of regenerative practices, currently lost in market failure, need a market place that reflects their true value in absolute terms. Well-being economies where cultural and biological diversity are restored, both in voice in value, harmonize people into right relationship with the community and place the new world economy is not fragmented by geopolitics, but is shaped through a shared sense of responsibility towards the biosphere as a whole.