By Marc Gafni There is a parallel between the emergence of business and the emergence of self is both fascinating and highly instructive in understanding the narrative of conscious capitalism. Both the evolution of self and the evolution of business go through five core stages, which in large measure parallel each other. These five stages [...]
Recently the Center for World Spirituality has begun to showcase an important dialogue on Unique Self which I participated in with Ken Wilber. These dialogues are a key part of one of CWS’s essential project of developing a World Spirituality based on Integral principles. In many ways, these conversations create a conceptual framework for much [...]
With the launch of UniqueSelf.com, a wide range of dialogues have been published which cumulatively situate Unique Self within the context of Integral Spirituality and Evolutionary Spirituality. Over the next several months, the CWS blog — Spirit’s Next Move — will be highlighting this new material and inviting commentary and discussion. On CWS today: Perhaps [...]
Marc Gafni recently participated as a guest scholar at the Conscious Business Conclave at Esalen. Here is an excerpt from Marc’s reflections on the urgent priority of articulating a narrative of Conscious Business. In Marc’s words, there is no World Spirituality that does not include the spirituality of the workplace. Cross-posted from Spirit’s Next Move. [...]
By Marc Gafni We are all despearate for communion. It is what makes our lives worth living. Communion is the movement from loneliness to loving. It is the experience of being held and received. We are all systematically mis-recognized. To be recognized is to be seen. To be seen is to be loved. To be [...]
By Marc Gafni The following are notes from Marc Gafni’s dharma talk given in March 2012 at Shalom Mountain Wisdom School, where Gafni serves as the World Spirituality Teacher in Residence. Introduction The seven levels of certainty and uncertainty tells the story of how the great religious traditions came into being and how they were [...]
By Marc Gafni One of the simplest definitions of sanity used in the psychological literature is knowing who you are. To be sane is know your identity, to recognize your name. For example if I tell you that my name is Ken Wilber when my name is really Marc Gafni and I insist on being [...]
A brief excerpt from Ken Wilber’s Foreword to Your Unique Self (forthcoming, Summer 2012) : DR. MARC GAFNI’S INTEGRAL UNIQUE SELF TEACHING IS SEMINAL. What you hold in your hands is a radically exciting and groundbreaking book that will change forever not only how you think about enlightenment, but how you understand, from a post-metaphysical perspective, the very [...]
When we live on an Earth in which there’s enough food and resources to feed us all five times over, and 20 million children die of starvation every year, and we’re talking about being sane?
Interconnectivity, the fullness of presence, the inside of God’s face, the yearning force of being, they all characterize our experience of Union.
In a globally interconnected world, one person acting alone or a small group of ignorant individuals has the ability to literally destroy humanity.
To live your Unique Self and offer your Unique Gifts is to align yourself with the evolutionary impulse and fulfill your evolutionary obligation.
Venwoude Retreat Center is emerging as an important European Center for the development of a World Spirituality based on Integral Principles…