The current ecological, social, and personal crises spark the need for radical transformation
to shift from one world that is mechanistic, destructive, and egocentric to another that is
relational, life affirming, and embedded in the widest understandings of interconnected
selves. The author employed an organic research inquiry to depict the patterns of people
making this shift, identified six qualities, and found that embracing these crises provides
opportunity to enlarge individual and collective perspectives in a way that aligns with larger
systems of life opening one up to what has been called the multicultural self, the ecological
self, or the self-transforming self. These concepts demonstrate that, when one can navigate
more than one worldview, one is more resilient and responsive.
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