If you read our post on Next San Diego, thanks for reading. I hope it generated some thought. During the height of the pandemic, many of us were cocooned in our living spaces. This abrupt halt to life as we knew it, forced a number of us to look inward, reflect on life choices, and contemplate the future. As the pandemic has waned, life carries on and we feel a level of comfort in venturing out of our homes. We no longer feel the need for self-isolation of the last year and a half, and to some extent, we have resumed a routine to our lives. So, life gets busy, and we fall into familiar routines of doing.
What does that mean? For all the talk about transformation and making meaningful connection and change, it’s easy to revert to old patterns of behavior and maintain business as usual interactions. OR are we really moving in a new direction that demands a true paradigm shift in the way we think, interact with one another, and conduct our daily business?
Do you possess elements of a regenerative practitioner?
Becoming a regenerative practitioner requires us to constantly regenerate our own thinking and ability to sense what is emergent, what is essential, and where the potential exists to evolve ourselves, our communities, and other living systems. Working in this way demands that practitioners develop self-awareness that includes the ability to see and elevate thinking, manage one’s inner state of being, and bring others along the way --- all of which are informed and nourished by understanding the principles of life itself (Plaut & Amedée, 2018).
Plaut & Amedée identify five regenerative practice areas:
1. Systems Actualizer
2. Framework Thinking
4. Developmental Facilitating
5. Living Systems Understanding
More to come on Regenerative Practice later. For now: What is your vision for a regenerative San Diego?