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In recent times, Patten has been focusing his work on humanity’s civilizational crisis and collective mortality. Since April 2021 he’s also had to face his personal mortality in the form of a rare, aggressive “incurable" Stage IV cancer. Here he shares what he’s learning about being of benefit to all life in the midst of death. He has a deep comprehension of the sacred global rite of passage that we, and all humankind, are going through in these liminal times and shares how we can be of help in an insane world. He suggests that we gather as spiritual friends to be of help to one another in these crazy-making times. Terry’s work weaves together strands from evolutionary neuroscience, deep ecology, integral theory, and spiritual wisdom. He offers a way to be an effective revolutionary during humanity’s current morass. He points to a collective, “There's a puzzle we're all faced with; how can simple sincerity that's post ironic, post heroic, post tragic, encounter grace and be changed by it and not stuck in negativity? How can we become a more discerning listener, listening with the ear of the heart in a deeper way so that we actually can hear what is true amidst this cacophony of pretender voices that are lying to us and manipulating us, gaming our nervous system, reverse engineering the things that grab our attention, and who are bringing out our fear and our sense of threat?” (hosted by Justine Willis Toms)
Terry Patten (1951-2021) was the founder of A New Republic of the Heart, a co-creative social experiment in Being of Benefit. He's a philosopher, activist, social entrepreneur, and teacher of integral practice and transformation. He has taught Integral Life Practice to over ten thousand people. Terry also founded the consciousness technology company Tools for Exploration and led the team at the HeartMath Institute that developed their first heart-rate variability monitor. He advised businesses addressing restorative forestry, fossil-fuel alternatives, collective trauma, and the reclaiming of personal data and power.
Terry Patten’s books include:
To learn more about the work of Terry Patten go to www.newrepublicoftheheart.org.
Host: Justine Willis Toms Interview Date: 8/26/2021 Program Number: 3741
Album: New FriendArtist: Eugene Friesen1986 Living Music Records CD #LMRCD-7
Opening Essay: Track 01 First RideMusic Break 1: Track 03 Private WeatherMusic Break 2: Track 08 Cathedral PinesMusic Break 3: Track 09 Full Circle
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