A Quote by Alfred North Whitehead on philosophy, plato, platonism, plotinus, integral, neoplatonism, and knowledge

The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.

Alfred North Whitehead

Source: Process and Reality, page: 63

Contributed by: Creative Philosopher

A Quote by Robert Augustus Masters on paranoi, madness, integral, witness, and mindfulnessing

To journey into our paranoid thoughts and feelings without getting significantly paranoid is basic sanity in the courageous crunch. To go into our madness without becoming unhinged is a sign of relatively advanced development. To enter our pain without turning it into suffering is a gift to all beings. To pass into our lovelessness without losing heart is a great art, out of which healing cannot help but arise. To move into the Unknown without having to know what’s going to happen once we’re “there” is real freedom in the making. The way toward basic sanity is not that of rising above, trying to transcend, marginalizing, or otherwise avoiding our insanity, but rather that of going into and through our insanity, letting all that arises, however hellish or scary, awaken us to who and what we really are.

Robert Augustus Masters


Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Andrew on religion, andrew wilcox, path, follow, following, follower, cheese, buddhism, christianity, integral, and science

The problem with following a religion is that you're being led by followers.  Followers don't know their own path.  How the heck do you expect them to know yours?

Andrew Wilcox

Contributed by: Andrew

A Quote by Don Edward Beck, Ph.D. on don beck, integral, and spiral dynamics

It’s not that we need to form new organizations. It's simply that we have  to awaken to new ways of thinking. I believe it makes no sense to spend a lot of time attacking the current realities. It is time to create the new models that have in them the complexity that makes the older systems obsolete. And  to the extent that we can do that, and do that quickly, I think we can provide what will be necessary for a major breakthrough for the future.

Don Beck

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Fred Kofman on integral and leadership

The exterior of leadership is behaviors. Also, a leader is like the builder or the architect of the ship in developing the social and business systems of the company. In the interior dimension the leader works in a transformational way, touching people’s personality and their interiority. As a cultural icon the leader influences the stories and the shared values and the community.

Fred Kofman

Source: A Conversation with Fred Kofman:

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Ken Wilber on joe perez, ken wilber, spirituality, integral, gay, glbt, mental health, hiv, and aids

Start as a human being in this culture, toss in madness, toss in mystical states, toss in being gay, toss in being HIV-positive, toss in religion that assures you God hates you for all of that - and then look me in the eye and tell me you can feel ok about yourself.  I dare you. I just dare you.

Ken Wilber

Source: Soulfully Gay: How Harvard, Sex, Drugs, and Integral Philosophy Drove Me Crazy and Brought Me Back to God, Pages: From the Forward by Ken Wilber

Contributed by: Digital Ghost

A Quote by Cynthia Bourgeault on integral, liberation, womanhood, and purpose

The ultimate liberation is to be liberated from the identification with being a woman.  My womanhood is not the deepest thing that can be said about me.  The deepest thing is that I'm a living trajectory of divine purpose and compassion moving through this time and space dimention in this form, and one of the names that I bear is woman.  But it is not the whole of the consciousness.

Cynthia Bourgeault

Contributed by: Gail

A Quote by Sofia Diaz on love and integral

I am love, I am loveable, I am loved, and I love.

Sofia Diaz

Contributed by: Gail

A Quote by Timothy H. Warneka on integral leadership, integral, leadership, tao, tao te ching, lao tzu, and flatland



Leaders of tomorrow-if they are to be at all-will be subtle, embodied & responsive.

Their leadership knowledge beyond measure.

Because it is beyond measure, all we can do

Is describe their behavior.

Connected in relationship to all things

Yet standing alone.

Exploring the depths of the outer

While plumbing the space of the inner

Until outer and inner become one.

Far beyond flatland.

Timothy Warneka

Source: The Way of Leading People: Unlocking Your Integral Leadership Skills with the Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Transfinite Turtles

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao te ching, lao tzu, integral, and tao

Do you think that you can clear your mind by sitting constantly in silent meditation? This makes your mind narrow, not clear. Integral awareness is fluid and adaptable, present in all places and at all times. That is true meditation. . . . The Tao is clear and simple, and it doesn't avoid the world.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Interiors For Healing

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