Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Making Sense of a Calamity: Ken Wilber, Trump, and a Post-Truth World, Part 4

My guest blog entry has been published at the Ordinary Mystic blogsite.

"If the New America that I believe to be possible from this evolutionary moment in our common history does come into being, it will only be because we are able to find ways to reassert common understandings of what is Good, True and Beautiful without castigating those who do not hold these understandings. We must find ways to separate the challenging of the stupidity and mean-spiritedness in so many of the understandings vehemently asserted in the chaos that marks American politics today, from the tendency to see the holders of those understandings as themselves stupid and to do so in ways they do not feel attacked.

But that will also depend upon the willingness and ability of those functioning at red, amber and orange levels to hear and consider those challenges. And while Wilbur provides an insightful critique of green level developmental challenges, I feel he misses the enormous challenge our current reality in America poses those at the lower levels."

Harry Scott Coverston
Orlando, Florida

If the unexamined life is not worth living, surely an unexamined belief system, be it religious or political, is not worth holding.

Most things worth considering do not come in sound bites.

For what does G-d require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your G-d?
 (Micah 6:8, Hebrew Scriptures)

© Harry Coverston 2017


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