Stefano Provenzi

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  1. After having re-defined psychological development (with way more nuance than spiral dynamics), he fleshes out a vision (and, in the coming books, the necessary tools to manifest it) for a post-industrial and digital society which central pillar is the active fostering of the psycho-"spiritual" development of its members. He of course explains why this is desirable and inevitable if we are wanting to face the multiple innovation-crises and their unpredictable interactions. And actually even why the countries, and social networks, that adopt this principle will outcompete the others who don't. Cool stuff. "As we move from the industrial age and its nation state to an internet age with a globalized postindustrial market a question presents itself: What is the next major developmental stage of society after the liberal democracy with a balance between capitalism and welfare state? In this book Hanzi Freinacht offers a compelling answer to this question. We are reaching the limits of modern society and we must work to achieve a metamodern society, that is, a society which goes beyond modern life and its institutions. The metamodern society of the future is a listening society; a society more sensitive to the inner dimensions of human beings. Drawing upon an elaborate weaving of psychology, sociology, political science and philosophy this book lands in a positive vision for the future. It shows how a clear description of human psychological growth – how we grow as human beings – can also offer us key insights into how global society can and should evolve in the internet age. A politics that can help humans grow to the later stages of psychological development is also one that can be capable of meeting the staggering challenges of our time. In the first part of the book Hanzi examines the politics and culture of the Nordic countries and shows how these progressive societies offer a fertile ground for metamodern politics. The basis of such metamodern politics is also described. In the second part of the book he turns to developmental psychology, describing how humans evolve through a series of stages – and how this matters immensely for the happiness and survival of us all. As this story unfolds – in a uniquely provocative genre breaking manner – you will also glean insight into your own developmental stage and those of people around you. Read with caution." https://www.amazon.com/Listening-Society-Metamodern-Politics-Guides/dp/8799973901/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=hanzi+freinacht&qid=1551262032&s=books&sr=1-1-fkmrnull
  2. I just added you to the chat @Astrum_arcanum
  3. Ahahahaha @LeoBacca Have you ever heard of Marco Guzzi? He's a philosopher, and lives in Rome. I read some of his books, watched many videos, and find him very insightful, and fun too. Maybe you would like his stuff.
  4. @billiesimon@Giulio Bevilacqua Thanks for writing! If you pass by Milan and want to hang out, just send me a private message here. I'll do the same if I pass by Florence or Venice. Stay well in the meanwhile.
  5. @Haenir@F A B Nice! Glad that you decided to reach out. I'll send you a private message.
  6. Hi everybody, I would like to meet some like-minded and like-hearted people. I live in the North of Italy, near Milan. Does any of you live in the proximity? Or do you know anybody else living here who's into self-actualization?
  7. I live close to Milan, but I know people in Rome involved in this kinds of stuff. Search for "DarsiPace Marco Guzzi" on YouTube. There are some young people involved in this movement, and many are from Rome.
  8. @iridule@Enizeo@MsNobody Thank you all, I really appreciate! I have an Instagram account @stefanoprovenzi where there are more drawings and sketches. I've been self-taught for 3 years or so, practicing almost everyday. At the moment I'm not drawing anymore, but who knows, maybe I'll get back at it.
  9. Yes. I'm able to stop my thinking process, or at least reduce it drastically, almost "on command" (mainly depending on my degree of lucidity). I've been meditating for 2 y, but for me it was necessary to be very conscious and mindful also in daily activities (such as now, while writing this post). If you want to know more specifics, I talk about in my "The Tao of Body-Awareness", especially in the comments' section. You can find the link beneath this. Good luck.
  10. These guys are definitely at yellow, if not higher. And this video is worth watching in any case. Next, I will spotlight 2 of the speakers. Watch the previous video first, and then dive in. Daniel Schmachtenberger Here is his podcast. Some of the topics covered are: holistic health, integrative medicine, ketamine therapy, epigenetics, meditation, biohacking, neurofeedback, technology, intelligence… and the list goes on. Very insightful. He said that he tried 5-meo-DMT multiple times. That's a nice coincidence. Jordan Greenhall He works with Daniel. His thinking is wide, deep, systemic, and clear. @Leo Gura What are your thoughts on them?
  11. @NoSelfSelf With the word "violent", the author means a way of communicating which does not honor life, which does not address the needs of people, which involves judging and pointing fingers, and not taking responsibility for one's thoughts and emotions. He points to another way of communicating with others and oneself, which is "non-violent", and so honors life and honesty. It is very much based on kindness and understanding. "Conflict" can be a confusing word. In my opinion, people can disagree and not be compatible, and still respect each other, and that to me in non-violent. If instead of respect there is hate and judgement, then the disagreement becomes "conflict", or simply violent communication. I hope this helped.
  12. @NoSelfSelf I do not understand your question. Could you re-formulate please?
  13. @phoenix666 Thanks for sharing! Yes I'm sure. I've been swimming for years, and in the past I would just be thinking all the time at random things. Now, since I set the intention to be conscious, water is beautiful and silent. I too resonate with Leo and find it useful most of the time, but I said so because I noticed suffering in the background. Checking the forum was done form a place of wanting to be entertained and distracted. And it's not really bad in itself, but we must realize what are we doing here. I'm wanting to go all in, and drop what I intuit needs to be dropped, sooner or later. And so I will not be interacting so much anymore. Firstly because I want to spend less time in front of a screen, and more face to face with people. Secondly because I believe enough has been said, in general, there are so many books, so many posts, so many videos… and most of them are just noise. And so I choose not to contribute to the mess, unless I've something really valuable to share, and to be silent and listen. I'm glad you found the practice of body-awareness powerful. Enjoy your day
  14. @phoenix666 You are welcome! I practiced kick boxing for 4 years, and danced a lot as I said, but in my experience it was not linked at all with body awareness. I started to develop this practice mostly an year ago, and I did so because I committed to self development and consciousness work, and I saw in body awareness a very powerful and SIMPLE tool. I really like simplicity. I want to write a bit about this topic of simplicity. I realized that most of my suffering and unwise action is a consequence of an assumption of incompleteness, of not being good enough, or of needing something to be "done", to be able to live life. This motive was fueling also my self actualization journey: I was reading many books, and watching many videos, in search of some secret trick, or who knows what, a solution maybe. But inside I could feel a sense of discomfort, and angst. Long story short, I realized that all I wanted was for somebody to tell me "You know what to do. You are your own guidance. You know what's best for you!". And of course it is true, I know what's best for me and what to do. And all the methods and techniques that I can read about were developed by people living their lives as I am living mine. I mean that what everybody has is reality, is our personal experience, and all we need can be found here. And so my meditation practice is just about sitting twice a day for 45 minutes, and being with reality as much as I can, just seeing it for what it is and surrendering all my pretenses, judgement, and assumptions. And my journaling practice is just about journaling, not following some particular exercise or whatever, because I just know what I need to write about. And my bodily practices are just about feeling into the body and moving… and it may take the form of dancing, stretching, or whatever, but it's dictated by what's needed now and what I know is best now. And this knowing of what's best in every moment, is possible by a deep listening, to the heart, or intuition, to the only voice which doesn't need words to express itself, but just knows. And this is possible because I freed my mind from thoughts… thanks to body awareness. "The circle is complete." -Hitler Edit As a great example, when Leo started answering again on the forum and posting on the blog, I saw this distortion playing out again. I was checking the actualized.org often during the day, hoping to be illuminated with some powerful video or post. But again, really?? What magical words will save me? (Still with all my gratitude to Leo, and his work.) I realized once again how illusory is this cheese-chasing, this consumerism mindset which permeates everything. Let's flip the switch and realize that WE can guide, we can produce, create, give, contribute, and that this only will be both cause and effect of realizing that we are already and ultimately complete.