Linear time is a relatively recent phenomenon of the human experience. It is only a few thousand years old in the context of our three million year journey. Yet experiencing our world through the lenses of linear time – with a past, present and future – deeply determines how we relate to life. How much of our lives do we spend thinking about the past or future, as compared to being in the present? To what extent are our relationships to others determined by our past experience of them or future desires for them? J. Krishnamurti felt this was core to people’s suffering and the pain we inflict on the world around us. This Merry Musing will explore Krishnamurti’s view as well other perspectives on time, in the context of our current experiences and condition.
By the end of this session you should be able to:
- describe the history and limitations of experiencing time as linear;
- explain what it means to go beyond linear time; and,
- explore your experience of linear, cyclical and volutionary time.
Peter Merry, PhD is the Chief Innovation Officer at Ubiquity University, Founder of the Centre of Human Emergence Netherlands, and a Founding Partner of Engage!. His experience includes facilitating integral change processes in multinational organizations, in government ministries and in mutli-stakeholder initiatives with global stakeholders. He has also spent many years in the not-for-profit sector. He is a recognized expert in the field of energetics and evolutionary systems dynamics and Spiral Dynamics Integral in particular. His books include “Evolutionary Leadership”, “Why Work?“ and “Leading from the Field“ (forthcoming). He has a PhD with Ubiquity’s Wisdom School in Volution Theory.
- Audit-No Credit: $20
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