How to design a system of togetherness?
The new report to the Club of Rome warns, that social collapse cannot be ruled out if we continue the current modus operandi of ‘too little too late’. The consequences of increasing social disconnection and fragmentation are threatening individual’s wellbeing and health, as well as the functioning of communities and society as a whole. The ‘story of separation’ has caused disconnection among individuals and from nature as a living organism. Humans and their thoughts and ideas are in an interdependent relationship with the outer world of events and actions. A new and integrated way of seeing the world and oneself in it, is emerging - the integrative worldview. Many of the most important leverage points toward systemic social change are on the meso- level of regime structures: we need new indices, new laws, new policies.
A dual approach, of individual inner transformation and parallel changes on the outer regime level to support the inner transitions, holds the most promise. Internally, the feelings of universal connectedness and oneness emerge out of practiced spirituality, be it theistic or atheistic. Integrating forms of practiced spirituality into school curricula, company structures and institutional agendas is therefore an important leverage point toward a System of Togetherness.