Our intuition tells us we’re living in a time of great change, a break point where depths of compassion and selflessness are emerging to address emergencies
The unacceptability of violence against humans and nature is coming to a boiling point. Yet in quiet hours—downtown Santiago, Chile —we forget transformation imperatives, how close we are to thunderous eruption.
We need to connect the dots. The diverse issues from protests around the world tangle together. Climate strikes, fare evasion in Chile, roadblocks in Lebanon and Extinction Rebellion in Brisbane are all part of the same phenomenon.
Santiago, Chile exploded. We’re all entangled. Can we help weave the pieces, protests, pain and possibilities together? Create flourishing just lives for all? What stories must we write?
Transformations is about emerging change—our world’s destabilising as some things get exponentially worse, some exponentially better. It can’t last and futures that encompass interlinked pieces—e.g. climate emergency solutions such as women’s access to education for fairness, equity and beneficial carbon drawdown—are what we can create.
If this sounds like a new level of thinking, it is! A paradigm shift, triple-loop change and new business models.
This page started with the Transformations 2019 conference in Chile. On the last day, Friday, 18 October, Santiago exploded. What’s happening in Chile mirrors pain and trauma around the world.
You’ll see Chile posts cover the events as well as interconnections and what we can do to help catalyse new futures, large system changes, justice and to address emergencies (including climate).
More transformation posts
As teargas grenades crack and voices ring out there’s crazy beauty in the Chile protests too. I dearly hope this is where the light gets in.
Unfolding in Chile—and around the world—is a representation of how fear and resistance to change impact. Yet it may restore interconnectedness. How might we heal?
My people cried today. Enough is enough, they said Surely, enough is enough. We rise. We stand. We speak. Enough is enough. We take back our power.
Make haste – slowly, powerfully, minimally
“Hasten slowly” said Augustus. Oh, this is hard. To imagine what can be created, to hold back, to act; to engage means delving into both despair and hope. That’s where we’re challenged to see the powerful in what we do which is always minimal and micro. Feeling adequate in the face of manifest inadequacy. Weaving together the pieces that hasten, slowly and steadily, benevolution.