00:00 Introductions and mechanics
03:00 Terry’s initial comments, his work after close work with Ken Wilber to “make Integral even more Integral” especially work with the Second Person, also social activism and Integral Soulwork in a we space.
05:30 Is anything missing from “classic” integral thought? Well, not really, but some things can profit from expansion! Much is partial but it’s also true!
06:30 – 7:00(temporary technical problems, echo and accidentally muted)
07:00 Another “partial” truth, the ageing population and what that means
08:30 What can older people do, spiritually or otherwise, do help the world: Gautama’s 3 messengers: sickness, old age and death! The predicament in a youth-centered culture
09:30 Growing older eventually “deconstructs” you! Leonard Cohen quote: I ache in the places that I used to play.
11:45 The positivity of growing older must include the darkness that is there also, but “on the other side.” The “illusion”, even in old age, that we ARE life itself.
14:00 The delusion that ensures we are ‘inauthentic’- the consensus trance – and awakening from it.
15.50 We get happier and happier the older we are and is not bound to physical conditions and circumstances. But what about those who get grumpier? Some don’t learn all the lessons of life, such as all conditions are temporary.
19:00 We are in the adolescence of our species, even if we are elders. Do we have a special task? Yes, but the way we help humanity to grow …is by growing! Stay in the not-knowing.
21:00 Staying in connection, alternate living arrangements which facilitate contact.
24:00 Combatting Ageism! The ageism we believe ourselves!
26:00 What we “boomers” brought to traditional/modern culture and what we lost. The opportunities that evolutionaries have. Edging forward!
28:40 What this fragmented world needs: wholeness, healthiness, integrity
30:00 A rhapsodic view of what is possible…by ourselves evolving!
32:35 Two kinds of activism: one is to follow your heartbreak, the other is to follow your genius to new syntheses, the fourth sector, going around current institutions.
35:10 Activism is not just our projects but in a kind of presence and care and love. “There’s only so fast we can push this river.” There’s so much more than a binary choice
39:00 Terry offers a practice “live” of a wonderful transmission of second person spirituality
43:20 We take some time to stay in that transmission, the dead air joke, what the Middle Ages meant by the denial of the Holy Spirit
45:30 The mystery of healing our scratches, where a good idea comes from, the inspiration for a good improvisation, etc. we are grateful and hope the stream carries us onward. The innocence of true adulthood, our second childhood.
47:50 What we intended by calling our series “Conscious Ageing”, the great adventure! The importance of the aliveness of the questioning rather that what I already “know”. How to keep that spirit flowing. The transmission continues.
52:00 Terry’s journey in 2016 paralleling Heidi’s: the repeating hero’s journeys. Now we need to do the hero’s journey collectively!
56:20 Terry’s new 7-week course comes from this perspective. He describes it. Go to terrypatten.com for information. Now onward to the after-show video chat!