Inhabit: Your Digital Life

Corey deVos Communication, Inhabit, Lifestyle, Perspectives, Spirituality, Video Leave a Comment

How do we better manage the inherent fractures and fragmentations of the digital world while bringing more embodied wisdom and compassion to our online interactions?


ne of the central dilemmas facing the integral generation is the fact that the integral project is largely taking place via the internet, using platforms like Facebook that are somewhat ill-suited to healthy integral discourse — a sprawling flatland where misinformation spreads like wildfire, where the loudest voices dominate the discussion, and where narrow views receive more attention than nuanced arguments. Platforms like these are designed from the top down to provoke strong emotional reactions among its users, governed more by extractive social engineering algorithms than by the natural nexus-agency of the communities that convene there.

It’s no wonder that we are seeing study after study about the deleterious effects social media is having upon our culture, our lives, and our own sense of happiness and belonging.

Which is why Ryan and I wanted to take a closer look at this issue, and try to provide some fairly simple perspectives and practices that might help you inhabit and engage your digital life with more skillful authenticity, resilience, and kindness. Watch as we speak to the challenges many people experience around both managing and participating in today’s online communities, and how to overcome the seductive pull toward unhealthy polarization and disembodied reactions.

Written by Corey deVos
Music by Justin Miles and Stuart Davis

Looking for an online community of integral peers? We have two communities we suggest you check out — one on the Integral Life website, and another on Facebook.

Click here to check out the Integral Life Community. You might enjoy reading our Road Rules, which offers some additional practices and perspectives to help you recognize and embody your own deepest and wisest self while interacting with other like-minded and like-hearted individuals.

Click here to check out Integral Global on Facebook, the largest Integral community on the internet.

Previous  Episodes  of  Inhabit
Inhabit: Your Ground

Inhabit: Your Ground

Free Inhabit Lifestyle Perspectives Video World Affairs
Watch as Ryan, Corey, and Marshall explore how Integral Practice allows us to more fully inhabit our ground by helping us bring more awareness to the most fundamental dimensions of our own lived territory.
Watch Now
Inhabit: Your Resistance

Inhabit: Your Resistance

Free Inhabit Leadership Perspectives Politics Video World Affairs
Spiritual conversations often emphasize the importance of overcoming our resistance and accepting the world for what it is, exactly as it is. However, there are times when we don’t need to overcome our resistance, we need to fully inhabit our resistance. We can’t simply accept what is, we need to put ourselves on the line for what can and should be. How can we bring more mindfulness, skillfulness, and embodiment to our resistance, even while seeing everything as always-already perfect?
Watch Now
+View All


Embodied Success is an innovative new coaching program by Ryan Oelke, designed to help you — evolutionaries, change-makers, and co-creators — to discover your own radically full and unshakeable success.

This training integrates all four essential paths of personal development — growing up, waking up, cleaning up, and showing up. The inner lessons are designed to help you with the first three, while the outer lessons help you leverage all of this inner work through innovative management and marketing strategies that will allow you to show up more fully in your life and in your work, fully aligned with your deepest passion, purpose, and embodied wisdom.

Learn how Embodied Success can help you deepen your own Integral Ikigai
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 He has worked for Integral Institute/Integal Life since Spring of 2003, and has been a student of integral theory and practice since 1996.

Ryan Oelke

About Ryan Oelke

Ryan Oelke is a co-founder of Buddhist Geeks and founder of Awakening in Life. He has an MSEd in counseling psychology and is contemplative teacher of awakening, healing, and embodiment. He has 18+ years of experience in meditation, particularly in the Tibetan Buddhist and Dzogchen lineages, and is a certified teacher in Judith Blackstone’s Realization Process. Ryan teaches meditation and practices to reveal natural presence and to cultivate an engaged, responsive life. He lives in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC.

Start the discussion at