Question: Should the participants in the first course of integral education know about the distant limits of the evolution of human awareness, about the new mutual relations, or about how new opportunities are revealed when moving in the same direction?
Answer: I don’t think so, what for? In the first course people are told about the history of the egoistic evolution of humanity, that the ego has reached its limits and there is nothing ahead. Nature, it turns out, is integral, and humanity has become integral. Only we humans are not integrally connected to each other, and so we feel a crisis, a state of both inner and external material emptiness. Then we must talk about the integrality of nature, which is a closed system, about its systems of mutual provision, mutual support, about the analog system, etc. We should educate people about what this system provides us with.
Here we put them through a roundtable workshop or simply a circle. They must feel that the force of unity and connection revealed among us creates something that is totally new, which allows them to feel, to dare, to be filled, and most importantly, to understand and explore our world and everything else directly through it.
Suddenly new options are revealed, and they begin to see that there is a greater chance in that, but they discover it by themselves. Why do we need that? So that it will not seem farfetched and unbelievable, or even mystical and imaginary. It is best to bring them consistently and wisely to the point where they can actually feel. After all, if a person is actually just an organ that wants filling since we all simply want to fill ourselves no matter what, and then we suddenly begin to feel that there are opportunities here and we don’t need anything else.
Later, while working in the group and listening to lectures, a person begins to understand where he is in his current state, then it is easier for him to understand his past state. Everything humanity has been through becomes very simple, a short egoistic period of development. After all, what are 100 – 200 – 300 million years?
From a “Talk on Integral Upbringing” 5/25/12