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|Your Name||Mario Yanez|
|1. What do you see as your primary work at this stage of your life?|
At this stage in my life, I am being called to deepen my understanding of the insights I have been discovering through my practice. To do this I have undetaken a course of study (a PhD program) in complexity, that I am dedicating towards this deepening. At the same time, I am grateful that I can also test my deeper insights as they evolve within my practice. My ultimate aim is to share these insights more broadly in ways that can have a significant impact on our collective evolution as a species, particularly as we move forward through the coming decades.
|2. What role do you see as yours to play?|
One insight in particular, the importance of being grounded in a body with extraordinary capabilities of perception. I see the most important role I can play, is to be part of the cultural reorganization needed to see life and humans within that as integral part of a living whole. To grow capacity for activating our inner wildness (aliveness, wholeness) and to use this capabilties of perception to bring aliveness to human systems from the inside out, as whole and beautifully complex bodies participating actively in the systems we are cultivating.
I see my role as very gorunded here in Portugal, as we expand and strengthen our TRP / regenerative development network/movement. I also see it unfolding at the European level, through my work with ECOLISE, etc. And, I see it unfolding in certain ways on a global level, through other points of contact and dissemination and other communites I work with.
|3. What goals or aims do you have in regard to the above?|
My aims are around, 1) hone that capacity (in #2) more in myself, to the point where I can learn better how it works; 2) bring it, test it, practice it in the various contexts that I am a part of - including learning how to apply it in multiple, diverse contexts; and 3) communicate my findings far and wide - that is more regular writing and publishing, as well as speaking, and more consulting with others to help them achieve similar capacities.
|4. Where do you feel your next arenas for personal growth are?|
My biggest arena for personal growth, is learning to stick with a collective process, especially when it gets difficult (as in varying ways of thinking/paradigms). In the past I've been way less willing to spend the time to bridge gaps in paradigms. Now I am seeing its the important work to be done and find myself (begrudgingly, but consciously) doing or commiting to do... secondarily, is learning more of the tools, including being better at resourcing, to help move the right things forward, towards fullest potential.
|5. And for professional growth?|
There is no distinction between my personal and professional in this sense... I would love to and strive to be coherent in both contexts.
|6. What have you invested in to get you where you are?|
Everything: my time, effort, energy, my life's work, the place I live, and to some degree relationships, that have had to adjust to enable me to be where I am. And it has not been a sacrifice, I should add. It's been a delicious trip that I am banking on continuing for as long as I can.
|7. What fields of learning and which thinkers have been important in your life?|
Some of the essential ones that have a profound impact thus far are Thomas Berry, Joanna Macy, Geothe, Christopher Alexander, Edgar Morin... many secondary ones are too numerous.
|8. Can you frame your philosophy or cosmology of life? What role(s) do humans play in it?|
That's too huge a question, but I have faith in the Universe, I believe that if one is walking and working on one's true path, then there's no chance it is not aligned with the Universe and evolution... I believe that humans have an obligation to collectively walk their true path and apply their fullest capacity to fully participating in the complexity of our Universe and, especially, to bring this little corner of it back to its vitality.
|Entry Date||October 20, 2020|