living systems

A Quote by Betty Sue on living systems, global institutions, individual and collective awareness, and machine age metaphors

A living system continually re-creates itself. But how this occurs in social systems such as global institutions depends on our level of awareness, both individually and collectively... As long as our thinking is governed by industrial, "machine age" metaphors such as control, predicatbility, and "faster is better", we will continue to re-create institutions as we have, despite their increasing disharmony with the larger world.

Betty Sue Flowers

Source: Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, Pages: 7

Contributed by: yeshe

A Quote by Betty Sue on global institutions, living systems, and presencing

The basic problem with the new species of global institutions is that they have not yet become aware of themselves as living. Once they do, they can become a place for the presencing of the whole as it might be, not just as it has been.

Betty Sue Flowers

Source: Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future

Contributed by: yeshe

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