Culture = Renewing Self and Society
Becoming an Integral Agent of Transformation
We see self-actualisation as the key goal of a person’s life.
However, we don’t perceive of it in a self-centered way, but rather as a road to transcend an initial, narrow view of one’s self into an inclusive, self-and-other oriented perspective. In the process of discovering ourselves and others, we learn that life is about interdependency, relationship, and love. We gradually grow from self to other, from ”I” to “We” – and we become fully engaged and participating citizens, serving our own development as much as that of others, society, and humanity – including nature, of which we are part.
We embrace life to the fullest, and our inner growth becomes the greatest gift we can make to our societies. As Trans4m, we believe that this is how we grow into effective, holistically orientated agents of transformation.
Be it in our PhD on Integral Development, be it in the transformative education we offer, be it in catalytic community and enterprise transformation processes, be it in our Young Transformers Program – at the start of each engagement is the evocation of the inner purpose and calling of a person – and, subsequently, of his or her organisation and community.
Through such continuous interaction and interweaving between self & other, community and enterprise, society and world, we seek to create alignment of the inner calling of a person, and the burning developmental issues that our communities, institutions and societies are facing.
The following figure that serves as the “guiding image” in one of our courses on “Becoming an Agent of Transformation” expresses this combination of inner alignment (all the aspects of the personality) and outer alignment (the person in relation to the context it is engaging in and with):