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Reflecting on this Yr’s Knowledge 2.0 • We Weblog The World


For issues to soar and I imply persistently soar yr after yr, you want a neighborhood who believes in what you initially got down to do and hopefully proceed to do. I‘ve been going to Knowledge 2.0 for practically a decade and what initially introduced me there was bringing consciousness to the expertise trade and different sectors. Their dedication is to handle the overlap between residing related to 1 one other by means of expertise and consciousness. In different phrases, doing so in methods which can be helpful to our personal well-being, efficient in our work, and helpful to the world.

Final yr, that they had OPENAI CEO, Sam Altman on stage, but in addition folks like Jack Kornfeld, Yung Pueblo, trauma professional Gabor Maté, Byron Katie, Dr. Lyla June Johnston, Rhonda Magee, Alex Senegal, Mohammed Mohammed, Chip Conley, MAPS founder Rick Doblin and extra.

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This yr, Deepak Chopra, meditation grasp Jon Kabat-Zinn, #MeToo motion founder Tarana Burke, V (formally Eve Ensler), Roshi Joan Halifax, and founding father of inner household methods (IFS) Dr.Richard Schwartz have been among the many audio system on the predominant stage. V. Pappas additionally addressed social media and its affect on folks, particularly the youth. She shared classes realized from Tik Tok as the previous COO and the way we are able to handle it for ourselves and our children.

V. Pappas with Soren on the primary Knowledge 2.0 stage

Alanis Morrissette additionally joined us for a dialog in a hearth chat model format with Knowledge 2.0 host Soren Gordhamer. As a lot as I had hoped for a tune or two in addition to her insights, music wasn’t on the desk at this yr’s occasion. She shared her knowledge and likewise her personal finest practices for private progress and therapeutic, which included how one can keep grounded as a singer, but in addition as a mom. I beloved her genuine voice.

She shared that as an empath, navigating the panorama might be difficult, however realizing it’s a nice begin to know what to do to take care of your self alongside the method, somewhat than shove the hiccups underneath the carpet as so many do. It’s exhausting to be a changemaker and a pacesetter however making the dedication to indicate up is a giant half of it and her exhibiting up on a really completely different stage like Knowledge 2.0 demonstrated that to all of us.

I’m not new to Deepak Chopra‘s work or voice. Not solely have I heard him communicate a couple dozen occasions over time at stay occasions, however I‘ve learn over half of his books. Generally his talks have been a bit heady or dense for me; nonetheless, readability hit me in all instructions when he graced the stage along with his presence this yr. The main focus? Similarities and overlapping paradigms between science and spirituality, one in every of my favourite subjects.

With out getting too technical or taking place the quantum physics rabbit gap, he made some attention-grabbing parallel observations between Quantum Mechanics and what he known as Quantum Consciousness in his speak. Essentially the most attention-grabbing one he raised was The Superposition Precept, which means that the “system might be in a state that may be a mixture of two or extra different states.” On the aspect of Quantum Consciousness, he says that “all psychological occasions exist in superposition and entanglement with sensations, photos, emotions and ideas. Potential psychological occasions exist in a number of states till actualized as expertise.”

He additionally defined how both sides begins with basic assumptions. For instance, science begins with matter is the “ontological primitive of existence, the place as consciousness is the place to begin” for many who flip to spirituality for understanding our existence.

“All psychological occasions exist in superposition and entanglement with sensations, photos, emotions and ideas. Potential psychological occasions exist in a number of states till actualized as expertise.” —Deepak Chopra (April 2024)

For many who share the materialist view, then matter produces thoughts, however from the world of spirituality, then thoughts and matter (mind, physique and world) are literally “complementary actions of consciousness.” He asserts that “consciousness modifies itself as cognition and notion.” Even supposing I grew up respecting science over spirituality, at the very least in the case of understanding humanity’s very existence, his references to Advaita Vedanta/Shaivism made way more sense to me, intuitively that’s.

Science appears for constant proof—repeated proof—again and again. It solely takes under consideration expertise in that repeated context, though for these of us who’ve had repeated experiences that we are able to’t clarify—and nor can science clarify—it feels, tastes and sounds extra true than what knowledge usually factors to. Finally this leads us to one thing that masters throughout traditions usually come to on the finish of the day, and that Deepak introduced up on one in every of his slides: “The theater of spacetime and causality is an phantasm/simulation in non-local consciousness (Maya).” I’d argue that this perceived phantasm is what retains separateness in play and so has Ram Das and plenty of different religious masters.

It appeared like an important overview given how various the Knowledge 2.0 attendees have been, some coming in from different continents in addition to different components of the U.S. We have to proceed this dialogue, as mind-bending it as it might be for some. There’s far an excessive amount of new analysis pointing us towards the attractive interconnected net of life (as vitality) that all of us share, one thing a lot of our indigenous ancestors have identified for millennia and past.

Though Gabor didn’t communicate this yr, the trauma dialogue continued. Iya Affo, who we interviewed for our video collection on Trauma (not but stay) was on-stage and continued the dialogue at a Q&A later within the day which I attended. She reminds us that if we don’t perceive how trauma impacts the physiology within the mind, we are able to’t be taught extra empowering methods to control the mind so we are able to change a few of these harmful behaviors.

She additionally spoke of how some cultures discover speak remedy taboo. So, somewhat than specializing in needing to do one thing we consider as taboo, we are able to look to more practical methods to control the mind. With consciousness, comes energy. In different phrases, the extra we observe completely different habits, the extra that habits turns into a brand new neuro-pathway.

“The extra I can regulate my mind, the extra I’ve the capability to make decisions.”—Iya Affo  

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Iya Affo & Renee Blodgett at Knowledge 2.0 (Day 1)

Mingtong Gu additionally graced us along with his presence. He was educated on the largest qigong hospital in China and was named Qigong Grasp of the Yr by the thirteenth World Congress for Qigong and Conventional Chinese language Drugs. I initially realized about his work on the SAND Convention (which sadly stopped operating bodily occasions), though he has spoken and led workshops at Knowledge 2.0 earlier than. I wrote a bit about an occasion he led at Spirit Rock again in 2018 and to at the present time, stay a fan. He leads on and stay programs and occasions from his Chi Heart in Santa Fe. Qigong is a superb re-balancing and therapeutic modality.

Taken with Mingtong Gu at a earlier Knowledge 2.0

Talking of therapeutic modalities, let’s now flip to Inside Household Programs (IFS). Many I spoke to at the convention have been accustomed to (and followers of) the IFS work, so the room was packed when Dr. David Schwartz arrived on stage. Schwartz led a IFS course of with Soren on stage, which not solely took us by means of the steps however confirmed the energy of that vulnerability not simply with others, however most significantly with oneself.

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Dr. Richard Schwartz at Knowledge 2.0 (2024)

One half of him is the “striver,” which might get within the method after we’re doing private progress and religious work and but, don’t all of us have slightly striver in us, particularly if we’re main an group, convention or firm? Recognizing it permits us to make amends with that half of us, maintain it in a sacred place after which stability the vitality so it’s helpful somewhat than detrimental or overpowering.