Taming the Dragons of Our Time
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If we want to help "tame the dragons" in today's world — the many challenges we face, from stuck family patterns to toxic work cultures to massive social challenges — then we have to get to their roots. They originate in us — in our paradigms, beliefs, traumas — in our collective states of mind and soul.
Self-transformation is an essential practice area if we want to successfully transform anything. That's where you learn how reality actually changes: you have to get to know the phenomena in yourself, first, before you can effectively serve others. Otherwise, it's the blind leading the blind.
This requires that we have both the courage and the strength to peer into our own darkness and discern previously unconscious impulses, habits, and formations there. If you do it right, you learn how the "shadow" works not only in yourself, but for humans in general. With this know-how and skill, you can then help and guide others.
And thus, we’re taming the dragons of our time. In this video, we’re looking at how these monsters show up, how they work, where they come from, and how we can understand and ultimately transform and even redeem them.
The "secret" is that the shadow is fractal: it has the same tendencies and "signature" at all scales, from the personal to the family, the team, the organization, and even in whole societies.
We highly recommend you watch this in full! The resources we mention in the video are available for download below.
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Here's what we cover in this Lesson
- Why our own personal transformation is key to transforming the world.
- What is the Shadow? Why do we call it that?
- Seeing shadows: How do you see something that is invisible but real?
- Mapping the terrain of self-transformation: we'll look at the big picture, and then we’ll explore it in detail.
Resources mentioned in the video:
The WorldMaker program and the School for the Social Future:
This video is an actual training lesson from WorldMaker, our online course at the School.
WorldMaker is a nine module online course that shows you how to tame your dragons, train your consciousness, and become a powerful force for good in the world. It contains step-by-step methods to help you become a lighthouse in your world.
It is the core curriculum for the School, and is accompanied by an additional private and active community platform, in-person events, and coaching.