A new understanding of myself within the society

(This article is a chapter from my future book, Butterfly Communities – the Heroes of a New Metaphysics) It is not easy to maintain your generosity and kindness while communicating with someone who reduces you or rejects you or is unfair to you etc. It’s not easy to let your “guard” down and not fight […]

The first steps on our new way

(This is a chapter from my future book, The Butterfly Communities – the Heroes of a New Metaphysics) First, some necessary clarifications The first thing we need is clarity. If we talk about the evolution of consciousness, we must be clear about what we mean by consciousness and what we mean by evolution. I am […]

Becoming a Servant Leader

The concept of the “servant leader” was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in his seminal 1970 essay, “The Servant as Leader.” The servant-leader concept has had a profound and lasting influence over the past decades on many modern leadership ideas and practices. The servant leadership style is based on the idea that leaders prioritize serving […]

Butterfly Fellowship rite of passage

(This article is a chapter of my book Butterfly Communities – the Heroes of a New Metaphysics) In human societies, the transition from one social state to another was always perceived as a rite of passage – a time of our life especially dedicated to a specific transformation. A rite of passage provides a frame that […]

The three barriers against evolution

(This article is a chapter of my book Butterfly Communities – the Heroes of a New Metaphysics) Let’s challenge ourselves with a little mental exercise: Imagine that someone asks you: “Do you want to evolve?” What do you answer? If the answer happens to be “No”, the exercise ends. If the answer is “Yes”, we […]

A revolution in communication

(This article presents a chapter from my book “Butterfly Communities – the Heroes of a new Metaphysics) A revolution in our way of communication requires the awareness of our metaphysical, emotional and social conditioning, of our biased way of perception & communication. In a word, of our self-centeredness. If we manage to understand this, we […]

Spiritual Practices and Who we want to become

(This article presents a chapter from my book “Butterfly Communities – the Heroes of a new Metaphysics) The missing puzzle piece The book talks about individual and social evolution. It states that the evolution of Life on this planet has a direction and that direction is toward increasing degrees of cooperation and correlation between living […]

What is Consciousness?

Cognition is the ability to know-communicate. The scientific* perspective presents cognition as the ability of a living being to know its environment and communicate with it. Cognition emerges as a consequence of continuous interaction between the living being and its environment. Living is a process of cognition. *Initiated by Humberto Maturana in 1978 with the […]

The evolution of superorganisms

Let us try to understand the concept of the superorganism. First, it is a specific biological organization above the level of individual organisms. Although the term superorganism has a venerable pedigree, it became a pariah among biologists during the middle years of the XX-century and was widely criticized as an inappropriate metaphor. However, this “head-in-the-bag […]

The Principles of Life

If we take decisions only from our narrow-minded self-interested perspective  (against the Great Circle of Life we belong to), the outcome is exactly the ecological and social crisis that we are facing now. We can not solve our problems with the same self-centered perspective we have created in the first place. If we want to […]