Because of the way it contributes to the shaping of We spaces and its socially generative qualities, Ubuntu offers a complementary framework and, perhaps more importantly, a different way of being to enliven and embody the WE space. Ubuntu has the potential to plant the seeds for regenerative, transformative, communally expressive and embodied humanity so urgently needed in our world, and so desperately needed in our organisations. I am because we are, and because we are I am being a way of being core to Ubuntu. It may just give the internal universe a new vocabulary of being and a direct pathway to connection with the other. It offers a transformative impulse and evolutionary direction in integral approaches.
This reflection comes from Barbara’s new chapter, Finding Us in Music: A Method for Deeper Group Engagement in Handbook on Individual and Organizational Transformation, edited by Judi Neale (Springer, 2017).