Any integral life practice needs to include practices of all four quadrants of reality. We need to look inside ourselves, with meditation, shadow work and similar practices. Then we need to find our place and contribution to the culture we are in and which we are co-creating. We need to be intellectually active, learn new things, read books in human wisdom areas – and we need to take part and co-create in institutions and communities.
Think about your life: where are you most interested? And which quadrants do you try to avoid? “Classically” women were more interested in the inner work and in creating connection – the left hand quadrants, while men were more concerned about knowing things, technology, science and so on. And they were engaged in organisations, the church, the business, politics: all a men-dominated place.
What do we need to do to engage in an INTEGRAL life practice? Not only meditation, not only technology! What can we chose from all areas, and is there a time in life, a certain age, where we would do one version and not another?