A wonderful idea, but so rarely lived. How does it come about? Why does humanity find it so difficult when so many people have a longing for it? I do not have the answer, but I do have some thoughts on it, drawn from a wide variety of experiences. I would like to share my ideas to both inspire and challenge you to see anew.
Historically, we have almost no examples of sustained worldwide unity in diversity. We typically see one or the other. We find some form of unity in tribes, corporations, religious communities, states, etc. Roles, rules, laws, and rituals, determine whether a person is part of a unit. Anything that is different is left out; or, in the worst case, is fought against. We see today, under the rigid cover of religion or political parties, new dictatorships emerging with violent and state-controlled uniformity. In contrast to this are the individual aspirations: Everyone is the blacksmith of his or her own fortune, says a German proverb. To be free and responsible for oneself is an ideal often seen on the screen. Joseph Campbell coined the term hero’s journey to describe a person who, upon facing a personal crisis, transforms from ordinary to extraordinary. We can see this hero’s journey in blockbuster movies, such as Star Wars and The Matrix.
As a human resource developer and consultant, I have observed time and again how the apparent contradiction of “unity + diversity” can paralyze entire organizations. Only when there was a willingness to get into this contradiction did the first meaningful solutions emerge, but always connected with a lengthy process and many disappointments when the rollout did not have enough breadth.
From my physical experience with the nine Soultypes, a completely new path opened. Consciously perceiving unity and diversity, while physically accessing the strengths and wisdom of the Soultypes, is fundamentally different from talking about theoretical models.
This new inner Soultype wisdom is unique, and above all, the physical experience opens a respectful and mindful space of unity in diversity.
Does it sound improbable and idealizing? When we use our old experiences and habits of evaluation to categorize a new experience, we limit ourselves because we have placed it in our familiar paradigm. Having a physical experience of unity in diversity is a completely different approach that is amazing in its ease. Don’t we need a new way to navigate our unpredictable, dynamically changing, and emerging new world?
Both personally, and as a professional human resource consultant and executive coach, I recommend experiencing the nine Soultypes of New Equations. Why not just attend an introduction and get your own picture of this new awareness tool? To find out more, you can contact us at New Equations.
Hans-Peter Kraus, Soultype 5, is a student in the NEATO Level 2 – New Equations Expansion program. He enjoys linking bridges that create a balance between different perceptions. Hans-Peter lives on the border triangle of Germany, Switzerland, and France, near Freiburg (Black Forest), Germany.
Such a great blog post Hans-Peter!!!