Engaging Climate Change in All Four Quadrants

Diane Musho Hamilton Integral Justice Warrior, Perspectives, Sustainability, Video 1 Comment


n this episode of Integral Justice Warrior, Diane and I are joined by our very good friend Rob McNamara, integral teacher and author of The Elegant Self, in order to take a closer look at climate change through all four quadrants.

Watch as we discuss:

Upper Left (“I”, subjective)

  • Aligning our personal views and values with the unique challenges of our time
  • Managing and making space for feelings of both hopelessness and hopefulness
  • Cultivating more embodied and wise responses to our climate challenges
  • Finding our center and grounding our efforts in timeless reality

Upper Right (“It”, objective)

  • Committing yourself to real skill development
  • Learning how to work with your own nervous system in order to manage feelings of anxiety and overwhelm
  • Choosing a course of action that is realistic, achievable, and makes you feel like you are more directly engaging the problem

Lower Left (“We”, intersubjective)

  • Developing our capacity and willingness to manage conflict and communicate across different views and values
  • Overcoming polarization and finding shared reality
  • Making our embedded intersubjective patterns into objects of awareness

Lower Right (“Its”, interobjective)

  • Embracing new technologies and new economic models that can help leverage innovative solutions
  • Understanding how the way information moves in the LR has a massive effect upon how we think, how we relate, and how we behave.
  • The impacts being made by tech innovators such as Elon Musk

And be sure to join us for the next episode, where special guest Gail Hochachka will join us to discuss climate change across multiple altitudes of development. You can join the live discussion for FREE on Saturday, December 28th at 2 PM PT (5 PM ET), only on Integral Live.

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Diane Musho Hamilton

About Diane Hamilton

Diane is a uniquely gifted, playful, and awake group facilitator, consultant and teacher of Integral Spirituality and Zen. She is a lineage holder in the Soto Zen tradition, and has collaborated with the Integral Institute and Ken Wilber since 2004, developing the Integral Life Practice seminars and the Integral Spiritual Experience global events.

Rob McNamara

About Rob McNamara

Rob McNamara is author of The Elegant Self and Strength to Awaken. He is a leadership coach and human performance expert serving clients world wide. McNamara is the co-founder of DELTA Developmental, he is a partner at Ten Directions and is an Integral Zen Dharma Holder. McNamara’s coaching specializes in helping leaders resolve their persistent painful limitations to become more powerful, proficient and aligned with what matters most in life.

Corey deVos

About Corey deVos

Corey W. deVos is the proverbial "man behind the curtain". He is Editor-in-Chief of Integral Life, as well as Managing Editor of KenWilber.com. He has worked for Integral Institute/Integal Life since Spring of 2003, and has been a student of integral theory and practice since 1996.

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  1. OMG this conversation was the first time I have listened to something on IL and left so frustrated!

    The upside is it has gotten to me think about how do we develop our LR intelligence. We, as a world, are so underdeveloped in this area. Given it’s my native perspective I find the fear and power God projections that occur in this quadrant fascinating and frustrating. I also find it so interesting that we think the LR is “big picture” thinking. That is such a small piece of the LR. It would be like discussing the LL by only including music abstractly and denying the presence of the song.

    I feel like there are so many processes now to develop in the other 3 quadrants, I wonder what could be a process to develop the LR…

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