The Acceleration of Crazy

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I am talking today with Terry Patten, one of our noted presenters at the upcoming What NOW conference. Terry is a renown spiritual teacher, co-author of the Integral Life Practice book with Ken, and a major contributor at the What Next conference five years ago. Terry is in the process of finishing his new book, The Republic of the Heart, due to be published in February of 2018, which is so relevant to the themes we will be personally exploring at the What NOW conference.

Terry touches on what he calls the “acceleration of crazy” as our current reality show unfolds. He also has some interesting insights on how he is navigating the chaos, while noting that major stage transitions like the one we are currently living in are, by their very nature, revolutionary, calling us to a higher, deeper, and more enriching human commons.

Join us as Terry describes how he is holding the question, “What NOW?”

-David Riordan

The What NOW Conference
December 29 - January 1

Welcome to the era of disruption.

It seems clear we are heading into one of the most disruptive periods of human history the world has ever known. And even now, what we currently see is just a hint of the incredibly disruptive forces that are waiting just behind the curtain — automation, genetics, artificial intelligence, etc. — ready to descend upon our civilization and force us to discover new strategies of coexistence.

But of course, in these times of rampant disruption there is also newfound opportunity for fresh ideas to emerge, to replace outmoded ideas that are generating an enormous amount of evolutionary friction, and to begin reshaping our notions of the world, our work, and our shared future.

This is why we are holding our What Now conference this New Year — to help you navigate and explore the era of massive worldwide disruption that we now find ourselves in, and to discover the inner resiliency and adaptability we need — not only to survive this breakneck era of transformation, but to thrive and actively participate in its unfolding.

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Terry Patten

About Terry Patten

An integral coach, consultant, teacher, and author of four books, Terry's work focuses on serving "the integral heart" by evolving the leading edge of leadership and practice. He was the senior writer and co-author, with Ken Wilber, of Integral Life Practice: A 21st-Century Blueprint for Physical Health, Emotional Balance, Mental Clarity, and Spiritual Awakening.

David Riordan

About David Riordan

David Riordan is Vice President of Media Development for Integral Life, Inc. David is responsible for managing Integral Life's media business development, including creating compelling and accessible stories in multiple mediums—including online, DVD and motion picture formats.

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  1. Very relevant, thank you. Regarding aligning with Democratic party or Republican party, from my perspective, it is important not to bring all the baggage and emotional reactions that both of these parties have but to create a new party that can be defined on its own terms. It is a bridge between something new, yet working within the system.

    While it may be a challenge, the actions taking by the left through Bernie Sanders and the right through Donald Trump, are a clear indication for a request for something that is neither Democratic or Republican, but yet is relevant and is resonant with the people. The opportunity is having an integral understanding with the ability to engage people at different levels of development and being able to embrace all levels.

    See you at the end of the year.

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