Experiencing connectedness and collective capacity for change
"Very thin self-awareness leads to the inability to see another person." – Psychologist Tommy Hellsten
There is a natural interdependency between people, other species and the entire biosphere. We are also part of social dynamics and social fields all the time. Every time we come together, we co-create and practise the culture we choose.
“Creativity is not the work of a genius individual, a solo entrepreneur, or change-maker. Creativity for us is a collective process.” – Ricardo Dutra
So, it is important to be mindful of our own presence and seek the sense of connectedness, direct our attention from us as separate individuals towards others and the world.
When we connect our head and body and form empathic relations, we are likely to cultivate collective capacity for change while building healthier working environments. It also increases our individual and collective wellbeing.
“How we attend to the world is a demonstration of care, of how we care for the world. We appreciate the world we live in. And out of that appreciation, we create a world. So the awareness-based practices are founded on a sense of appreciation and care for ourselves and our world. Out of which, change, transformation, and creativity come forth.” – Ricardo Dutra