Our commitment at the Wisdom Factory is to make the integral worldview and related advanced ideas available to the public in a – hopefully – understandable and enjoyable form. We enjoy to talk with people who have their experience, their knowledge and their wisdom to share and who are ready to talk about their insights in an engaging way which is not purely academic.
So far we talked with hundred and more people, we arranged panel discussions where they could meet and get to know each other, and some of our guests attended the shows of others – and got interested in knowing each other better, as it is the case with Tom and Monika.
How exciting! Our intention is to connect people – and voilà: Monika Frühwirth and Tom Christensen are interested in talking to each other, in private and in public, to explore their ideas about life, growing up and the role of us humans in all stages of our lives.
For this first conversations many possible topics popped up and we had to chose one to start with:
Presencing and the emergence of – what?
Presencing is “The action or process of summoning up the presence of something; the action of making present” (en.oxforddictionaries.com). Most of us became aware of this term by ways of “Theory U” by Otto Scharmer where he describes a process called “presencing” and its opposite “absencing” with which we can describe human behavior in various situations. (I wrote a short blogpost some time ago to introduce the notion. You can check it out here)
The Presencing Process
When we engage together in a presencing process, there is the potential of the unforeseen to emerge. In Scharmer’s book there are many examples given of incredible results, including the opening to others which before were considered atrocious enemies.
In our show with Monika and Tom we are most likely entering in such a process and we will see what will come up – and you can be the observer of what is happening in all levels of existence. You will certainly be able to realize that we don#t necessarily need to be present in person to enter into a common field when sensing into our presence together. With open mind, open heart and open will we might be able to co-create something tangible in our time together.