Inspired by C. Otto Scharmer, Presencing Institute, MIT
Responding to Divisions of Our Time
Connecting Intercultural Teams
during the British Council DICE project
How can we respond to the painful SYMPTOMS of our time?
Is there ANYTHING we can do as individuals?
The symptoms are created by an Architecture of Separation:
1.Ignorance: Judging when our minds are blocked
2.Hate: Distancing when our hearts are blocked
3.Fear: Disconnecting when our will is blocked
The symptoms are processed through an Architecture of Connection:
1.Curiosity: Observing with an Open Mind
2.Empathy: Listening with an Open Heart
3.Courage: Engaging with an Open Will
During these times we can choose:
To become aware where we enact a Cycle of Separation...
...and intentionally shift our thoughts and actions...
...to help a Cycle of Connection.
in how they see, sense, and relate.
Otto C. Scharmer
The transformation follows the three stages
“Groups can go through awareness shifts
of open mind, open heart, and open will.”