Rodrigo Baggio grew up in Rio de Janeiro loving computers. As he matured into an extraordinarily tall, thin man with a hugely wide smile, he became a computer consultant. However, from early on, he was one of the few in his generation who noticed—with concern—that the young people growing up in the favelas on the hills overlooking his middle-class neighborhood had no access to this digital world.
We are living in a time of whole system transition on a personal and planetary scale that affects every aspect of life as we know it. Patterns of possibility are emerging that have never before been available to all the earth’s people and to the whole planet. Two million organisations are working toward ecological sustainability and social justice, according to Paul Hawken.
A new generation is coming of age upon the world’s stage, and as we awaken to the emerging realities of the 21st century—to global threats of terrorism and planet-wide ecological destruction, to overpopulation and rapidly depleting natural resources, to an unstable world economy and a civilization as a whole that is rapidly heading towards collapse
I have just returned from a remarkable weekend. Were people of wisdom there? Oh yes, many. Was the program filled with leading edge insights on the latest value-driven, integral evolutionary wisdom? Yes. That too. Amazing as this is, imagine that there was something more, something new, something so life enhancing that it expanded your soul into our soul.
Whether in nature or in human reality, a creative process usually unfolds through several general stages that correspond roughly with the seasonal cycle of nature: action (Autumn, preparing the terrain and planting the seeds; the body, studying what is already known about a subject matter, i.e., the body of literature); germination/gestation