Humility is the antidote to division

I have, in my past, been nasty to people. Arrogant. Dismissive. Certainly righteous. Superior.

The seeds of any form of racism, sexism, fundamentalism….might come from the same ground.

The place where we think we are superior to, better than…another.

Until we address this in ourselves, until we go to the core of the core, the root of the root, of our lizard reflex to be superior, smarter, better than, more powerful than…

We will continue to have all the colours of discrimination thrive.

Humility…humis…soil….dirt…earth….back, back, back…to ground…to the muck and petri dish of life…to recognise that no matter the heights we achieve, we return to soil…all of us. 

That to hit the dirt, be brought to our knee’s, be that through sickness, despair, being broken…is not the end. 

It is the beginning. 

Only those who have gone deeply into the place inside that feels lack…surrendering this too to the Earth…

Can stand, feet rooted in Earth, humble, and no longer need to be better than, superior too…

It is a journey that takes time. 

Knowing this we might allow ourselves to change. To forgive ourselves for being that righteous, superior person….now able to show up with humility.

And we might extend this opportunity to others.

Humility is the antidote to division. 

Photo taken June 16th, 2020

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About Christine McDougall


As the Founder and Chief Steward of – Christine works with leaders and enterprises globally who have a commitment to being the pioneers of enterprise change. Christine has the ability to completely re-imagine business, its role in our world, and its potential for a future for all humans. She experiences a deeper level of truth through applying synergetics (Buckminster Fuller’s anticipatory design science) and the working laws of Universe to enterprise design and human co-ordination. She has a way of articulating this so others can see it as well. Christine questions the most basic assumptions that drive our complex systems and can map that back to what is needed today. She is committed to the creation of Syntropic enterprises as ubiquitous.

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P.S. Whenever you’re ready… here are 7 ways Christine and Team Syntropic might help you steward your enterprise for a world with a future.

1. Purchase the ebook, Speak the Truth for just $10. Our most important work is in human to human relationships. Often the greatest pain of our lives is when these relationships at home and in our work break down. This is a powerful tool that has restored the human connection in many of the most broken relationships. The 7 step process covered in Speak the Truth has been delivered to thousands around the world in The Dare to Care Workshop.

2. Masterclass – Syntropic Enterprise Design and Strategy. The masterclass seeds a new school of business and enterprise design for a world with a future. Online, on demand and live. For more,

3. Enterprise Architecture Launchpad – a four day intensive experience for enterprise teams of up to twenty to shift towards becoming a Syntropic Enterprise. For more information,

4. Unplanning Obsolescence One Day Strategy Session – a team experience to consider a whole systems approach to strategy through becoming a Syntropic Enterprise. For more information,

5. Off-site retreats for Steward leaders in the process of deep change. Be this change personal, at the enterprise level, or both. Rather than a “health retreat/spa” step into a space that enables both self refection and other refection towards the fullest expression of your Pattern Integrity in the world.

6. Warm Data Labs – to consider a trans-contextual response to complex problems, evoking the collective brilliance available when we look at the whole system by design.

7. Dare to Care workshop – How to speak the radical truth with compassion. Delivered to thousands of people around the world, the Dare to Care workshop starts with the premise that I need to care more about you than what you think about me.

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