In my mailbox after I returned from the Giving Conference was “Presence – Human Purpose and the Field of the Future” by Peter Senge, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, and Betty Sue Flowers.
I read the introduction this morning. The book is a snapshot of a theory-in-progress on organizational learning. By considering multinational corporations (or school systems, or other large human institutions) a species, we can find ways to help them become self-aware and therefore more integrated with all life. The first diagram in the book separates ‘reactive learning’ from ‘deeper levels of learning.’
I am sure that I don’t fully understand Presence yet, but it seems like the perfect read after my deepening at the Conference.