The Three Divides

The Ego to Eco framework begins with what is called the iceberg model of the current socioeconomic system.

Progressing through the levels of the iceberg from surface to depth will illuminate several blind spots that can help us rebuild our economy and society to be more intentional, inclusive, and inspired.

Like the tip of an iceberg the 10% that is visible above the waterline the symptoms of our current situation are the visible and explicit parts of our current reality.

This symptoms level is a whole landscape of issues and pathologies that constitute three divides : what is called the ecological divide, the social divide, and the spiritual divide.

Although we have only one planet earth, we leave an ecological footprint of 1.5 planets; that is, we are currently using 50% more resources than our planet can regenerate to meet our current consumption needs.

  • The Ecological Divide.
  • The Social Divide.
  • The Spiritual-cultural Divide.

The ecological, social, and the spiritual-cultural divides represent three different tips of the iceberg of massive institutional failure.

Why an iceberg?

The Ego to Eco framework begins with what we call the “iceberg model” of the current socioeconomic system.

While the ecological divide is based on a disconnect between self and nature, and the social divide on a disconnect between self and other, the spiritual divide reflects a disconnect between self and Self—that is, between my current “self” and the emerging future “Self” that represents my greatest potential.

Because it assumes that, beneath the visible level of events and crises, there are underlying structures, mental models, and sources that are responsible for creating them.

 

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source:https://www.presencing.com/ego-to-eco/3-divides accessed 17/06/17 -Leading From the Emerging Future (2013)

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