Ken Wilber – Evolutionary Dynamics
Discover How to Harness the Evolutionary Forces
That Influence Your Growth and Potential to
Make a Greater Impact in Our World
If you’re on a path of self-development. you may be witnessing the state of the world today and wondering how this is possible.
How, with all that is known about human development and potential, is the world still in such a deep state of turmoil and conflict?
How is it possible that we’re capable of exploring our solar system, inventing the internet, and decoding our DNA, but we can’t solve our more fundamental global problems—like hunger, poverty, and armed conflict?
There are obviously deeper issues that prevent us from solving the wide array of problems we all face.
If you’re familiar with Ken’s work, you may already know some of the evolutionary dynamics that are influencing these issues.
The truth is, whether we are aware of these subtle evolutionary forces or not, they shape our world-views and our societies. They influence every action we take. They shape our individual lives and our communities.
The discovery of these evolutionary dynamics is one of the most important insights into human nature in modern history and has profound implications for our future if we can learn to how to harness these forces to accelerate our development and affect greater change in our world.
Throughout history, humans have discovered new possibilities and technologies through focused inquiry into the principles of nature.
For example, the discovery of optics led to the the creation of microscopes and telescopes. This opened up breakthroughs in medicine and a deeper understanding of our universe.
The discovery of electricity gave us light and technology. This made the modern world and digital revolution possible.
Each time we discover more about the deeper structures of our reality, we unlock greater capacities to generate change, in ourselves and in the world around us.
Consider the discovery of the Tradewinds…
Just consider, as one example of the power of understanding natural forces, the discovery of the trade winds. These are the winds that blow in consistent patterns over the surface of our planet.
When pioneering mariners first discovered these winds, they revolutionized life on Earth and began what historians call, “The Age of Sail.” This was the dawn of international trade and travel. The world’s great civilizations began to encounter one another in both conflict and cooperation.
It revealed new territories, new opportunities, and new risks. And it fundamentally changed the fate of life on earth. For better or worse, individual lives, regional economies, and even entire nations were irreversible transformed.
And the advantage was in the hands of those who truly understood the Tradewinds. Once a mystery, the ocean winds, became an ally to those who learned to work with them.
The evolutionary dynamics of human growth and development are much like those ocean trade winds…
Once discovered and mastered, they can allow you to reshape your path and your destiny, and contribute to the transformation of life on earth.
Harvard Studies on Self-Evolution
Robert Kegan, professor of Adult Learning and Professional Development at Harvard Graduate School is a pioneering researcher on the forefront of this discovery.
He first presented the idea of self evolution in his 1982 book, The Evolving Self. According to Kegan, self evolution means to take responsibility for your internal authority. To establish your own values and ideologies, independent of those you’ve been handed by culture and by society as a whole.
In Kegan’s work at Harvard, his research revealed the specific stages or “orders” of conscious we all grow through, and they are truly fascinating.