Some things hold us back a bit
But wait, there’s more to uncover 🙂
While we have shifted levels, many of us are “tethered” to some of the parts of our older thinking patterns.
We are a little trapped by some of these. For instance, one of my developmental tethers is that I tend to see patterns in everything! And, I forget that others don’t see these so clearly and/or see them in different ways .
A good example is Walt Whitman’s poetry which I was reading through the Julian Alps (the pictures from these Alps illustrate this post). Later adult developmental levels are characterized by increasing capabilities to ‘get’ other perspectives.
A shift say from valuing modern-day thinking, thinking that places humans as superior to all other sentient species and the earth, to include the importance of all these pieces is underway.
Importantly, this is a shift in a non-naive fashion. It is not about simplistic understanding or ignoring scientific inquiry. Yet tethers tend to be sticky, tend to make us think it is either-or, either we are part of the world around us or superior to it.
Can we be both? For me, Walt’s “A song of the rolling earth” speaks to these shifts. See if it does for you here>