In the first of a monthly series of special guest Q&As for the Authentic World online community, we’re delighted to have Dr. Keith Witt join us as many of us are reading he latest book on shadow work, Shadow Light: Illuminations at the Edge of Darkness. During this live event, Dr Keith will answer pre-submitted […]
The word Authenticity gets thrown around a lot these days. While it speaks to the heart of what so many people are longing for, it also carries its share of (often annoying) baggage. What are the pitfalls of emphasizing practices on authenticity? How many people have a clear understanding of the term? In his Relational Leadership Summit presentation, Integral […]
by Michael Porcelli Do you find yourself wishing that people would understand and respect your opinions more than they seem to? Do you compare yourself negatively to others who seem to have an uncanny ability to influence others? Are you dissatisfied with your ability to take conversations deeper, to a place where people really open […]
Are you daring to start a revolution, and would like to make it to the other side relatively un-scathed? Here are some things to consider… Robert Kandell has been on the front-lines of progressive community organization in some pretty edgy territory. Fortunately he has survived with stories to share for our benefit. His presentation from […]
“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.” – Martin Luther King Jr Are we really one human family, all in this together — as brothers and sisters? How do we become truly Global Citizens, and step into our civic power? It often seems hard enough to get […]
Part 1: Why Have Explicit Agreements in Your Community, and Some (misadventurous) History Jason Digges and Robert MacNaughton talk about the value of explicit agreements in a community, and share where and how the Integral Center agreements arose. Particularly, Robert describes the “Game of Intimacy” which is an edgy set of agreements that was explored […]
In today’s age where more people are comfortable texting than deeply looking each other in the eye, connection has become a lost art – leading to increased disconnection and loneliness. And yet, there is a path to connection that’s easy to find – and which also allows you to deepen your connection with yourself. Could […]
By: Jess Nichol As Senior Course Leaders at the IC, and being a couple, Josh and I often get asked if Circling shows up in our relationship. The answer is a big, resounding YES. We tell our T3 students that, while we obvious love Circling as a formal practice, the biggest payoff for us doesn’t […]
By Michael Porcelli Here at The Integral Center people come from all over the world to learn how to create more of the kinds of human connections they want. They come to learn how to have deeper, more fulfilling relationships and how to have a more effective impact on others in general. We teach this […]
Of all the speakers and presenters at the 2016 Relational Leadership Summit, Brooke McNamara’s presentation delivered a poignant and pointed transmission for creative leaders. What are the words that spark inspiration in us when we are teaching others, and how does the aliveness of language become a strong carrier of our leadership?
Authenticity as a practice has limitations and blindspots. After all, it is only one perspective and one practice. Rob McNamara and Maria Bailey offer a beautiful critique of relational practice and illuminate some of the deeper currents that can help integrate and guide the application of Relational Leadership.
Develop your relational capacities and understand relational development by learning the 3 Stages of Relationship. Michael Porcelli presents the ARC model of relationships at the Relational Leadership Summit 2016. This relationship stage model is the foundation for our Authentic Relating Comprehensive training here at the IC.
If you want to know if it’s raining, just put your hand out the window and feel for yourself. Similarly, if you want to see what’s possible with your own self-discovery, start fostering greater degrees of attention to your life and see what comes to light. Decker shares a story in this video about how […]
This Invisibilia NPR podcast episode inspired me profoundly. (The particular story starts at 4:30. The adjoining topic about McDonalds in Russia was interesting but not what I want you to hear). Imagine the culture around Louisiana-based oil rig workers. What comes to mind? A hard-working, gruff, machismo code of conduct? Having that makes sense just to survive such […]
Foster your own practice by holding space for others. Robert speaks with Bu Nan Michael Brown who (along with the IC’s affiliated sanghas) holds monthly daylong Integral Practice retreats, including zen meditation, some yoga, and integral circling. Check our calendar to stay abreast of these events, and make sure you’re getting our weekly email updates […]
What keeps us happy and healthy throughout life, according to the most rigorous research? Robert Waldinger is the current director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, considered the longest study of human development ever done. Spanning over 75 years of comprehensive observation of over 700 people, their data has yielded compelling conclusions. They’ve discerned […]