Exploring Consciousness in Business Unusual

How do we meet the challenges and define the solutions to a more conscious economy, a more compassionate, respectful, and responsible way of living, managing our home with new-found knowledge?

Full Circle is about joining several strings to form a rope. Joining many disciplines under one roof, both figuratively and literally speaking. Full Circle coaching and consulting helps create the conditions for new solutions to emerge. I am fortunate to have many friends who share my passion for a new way of living; living in a caring economy. We work with these concepts by bringing people together and practising this consciousness in centres, villages, towns and cities.

Looking at business today, looking at the challenges faced by society, looking at the economy and ecology, it’s time we look at the underlying causes.

It’s all about consciousness!

The financial crisis which became evident with the collapse and bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in 2008 can be seen as an early flag. It was a red flag warning of what and how we manage our affairs. The climate crisis is another, bigger red flag, warning us about how we manage our environment. The refugee crisis is again a very big red flag warning us of the combined effects of the previous two red flags.

Both economy and ecology have the word “eco” in them. “Eco” comes from the Greek word “oikos”, meaning “home”. The words economy and ecology mean the management (nomos) and knowledge (logos), respectively, of our home.

We have not been doing a very good job of managing the knowledge about our home! Is it because of a lack of knowledge? Do we lack the knowledge to manage our home? All the outer signals, flags, would seem to be saying precisely that. What can we do differently? And if business as usual has put us into this situation isn’t it time we begin to look at business unusual?

But before we go running off “doing” things, let’s take a moment to stop. Full stop.

What knowledge do we have, and where does it come from? By building on previous experience, previous knowledge, are we not just perpetuating the same mistakes, over and over again? Consciousness is what we are conscious about, what we know. What we know is what we have learned, experienced, or been told. It’s the total sum of all the information or input in our lives; mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.

Information can result in knowledge, and knowledge can develop into wisdom. But not necessarily.

Wisdom involves the synergy of all these inputs, and something else. What is it? What is our intention? These are the questions we must put ourselves if we are to meet the challenges and define the solutions to a more conscious economy, a more compassionate, respectful, and responsible way of living, managing our home with new-found knowledge. This is being conscious of our consciousness.

Contact me and join us in co-creating a caring economy.

 

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