Healing the Impact of Technology
Most of us believe that our potential for inner liberation and true freedom lies in the inner world of our capacities for thinking, feeling, and self-determined will. However, discovering how unfree we actually are has always been one of the necessary steps in awakenings on the inner development path. The foundations of our inner freedom, as well as our inner unfreedom, are greatly influenced during the years of child development.
Our patterns of thinking, our feelings, and our will-impulses are all influenced directly by the community in which we grow up. With our outer lives increasingly permeated by technology, we are now faced with the effects that technology brings to bear on our inner lives, as well as its artificial influence on the development of our thinking, feeling, and willing. Technology is forming the future of our communities and, in doing so, extending its pervasive influence into our inner capacities as community members.
“We must be prepared, as a collective humanity, with capacities and inner strengths enabling us to freely choose the form of community life that we determine to be needed for the future of humanity. We need to establish communities that are dedicated to human freedom—communities in which the health of the community, the education of the child, and social life are imbued with impulses supportive of the cultivation of human freedom.” —Lisa Romero
Spirit-led Community introduces spiritually healthy guidelines for lessening the negative influence of technology on the inner life. Through providing an understanding of the foundations of inner health laid in childhood as well as the path of inner development that can be consciously engaged with as adults, a way is shown for how new community life can lead us into a future when community serves to maintain and support the evolving human spirit.
1. Reducing the Impact of Technology on the Senses
2. Supporting the Living Nature of Learning
3. Our Individual Task toward Spirit-led Community
Cover painting: Bara Elohim (detail); © by Laura Summer
26 June 2018; SB; 188pp; 20 x 12.5 cm; pb;
£14.99 ISBN 9781621482154