There is a very urgent need for humanity to act wisely in the present for the long term.
Our experience is that Wisdom emerges as an innate communal value of intensively interactive human endeavour, among multiple perspectives, towards the common good.
In this understanding wisdom is experiential, an evident field of creative appreciation that emerges in the centre of collaborative search and listening, that is independent of any particular belonging.
If wisdom belongs both to no-one and to everyone, how are we to find it? How can we recognise it? How can we use it?
Humans have an innate inheritance, an inner affinity towards wise practice that rests mostly uncultivated in current culture. This lies ready for awakening.
Here is a distillation of H3Uni’s experience.
Wisdom emerges when people become authentically engaged personally, and with openly practiced group intelligence, to discover how best they can respond to and/or surmount a pressing and difficult common challenge.
This diagram shows some interactions that are needed for collective wisdom to emerge:
Three elements for creative emergence:
We must come to know ourselves fully as whole and individual humans; learning as purposeful, affectionate, hopeful and delightful creations in life: alert, sensing, attuned to whatever is in play in our respective contexts.
We have each to discover our collective selves; to value the experience and creative stimulus of differences in personality and variety of perspectives; and how naturally different personal roles can contribute optimally to maximal collective outcomes. When in tune, the whole manifests qualities of intelligence and action that none of the parts can attain alone.
However clear and discrete a particular situation may appear, it is always entailed in some greater context, and always entails many lesser complexities. Reaching a wisely appreciated understanding together of a pressing circumstance and its contextual ramifications, is a precondition for creating a systemically consistent, holistically viable and collectively committed response.