The Indic Mind: An Approach to the Metacrisis

The Indic Mind: An Approach to the Metacrisis

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Nate Hagens

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Nate Hagens

The Indic Mind: An Approach to the Metacrisis

Introduction

Nate Hagens of The Great Simplification, visited India for the first time early this year. There he encountered a very different mindset – the ‘Indic mind’, and its radically alternate approach to the metacrisis.

Recently temperatures in Delhi exceeded 50 degrees Celsius. However, despite being on the front lines of climate change, a dynamic resilience pervades India based on principles embedded in the culture, over millennia.

On his Reality Roundtable, Nate is joined by Mohit Trivedi, Abhishek Thakore, and Kejal Savla, three NGO leaders driving social and cultural change in India using the perspective of the Indic Mind.

Abhishek Thakore is a friend and contributor to 3rd Space. We are thrilled to be re-publishing this revealing discussion with Nate Hagens following his visit to India, where he explores the different approach to the metacrisis of the Indic Mind.

As Nate observes, “the subcontinent, the Indic people have faced crisis after crisis, yet have still held onto the optimism and compassion foundational to their culture. Submerged in this history and context, there is so much for the West to learn from those active in the metacrisis space in India. How has India’s unique history shaped the way they approach coming resource constraints, as they prepare to experience disproportionate global heating and extreme weather? Why is it important to hold paradoxes that look beyond the black and white, towards more complex and nuanced perspectives of the world? How could community be at the center of the responses to converging challenges we face – and what would it mean to practice relationality across all areas of one’s life?”

About Mohit Trivedi

Mohit Trivedi is the co-founder of 2069 Ecosystems. He is also a learning designer, facilitator and movement weaver, with a passion for spiritual and socio-political transformation. With a background in psychology, nursing, alternative education and social entrepreneurship, Mohit is aspiring to have harmony in his relationships with power, money, work and connections with others. He is actively stewarding a pan-Indian movement bringing together various individuals and organizations who are looking to practice collective leadership and decentralization, and nurture the next generation of spiritual and socio-political leaders.

About Abhishek Thakore

Abhishek Thakore is a serial social entrepreneur and a systems change expert with over two decades of experience. As the founder of The Blue Ribbon Movement, he has created an ecosystem of initiatives aimed at building youth leadership, civic engagement, and thriving cultures across the social sector. An MBA from IIM Bangalore and a Senior Fellow of Bhoomi College, he uses his diverse expertise for serving humanity’s evolutionary purpose and responding to the metacrisis.

About Kejal Savla

Kejal Savla is the co-founder and CEO of Wisdom Tree – an organization that works with non-profits across rural and urban areas to work on organizational challenges through culture and leadership. She works with the integration of psychology, spirituality, and management to tap into organization’s soul-force to reach its highest potential. Kejal is a weaver of social change for humans and systems to co-exist non-violently. She comes with a decade-long experience of working in the social space with youth on deep democracy, local problem-solving, and 100% consent-based decision-making.

Nate Hagens

Nate Hagens is the Director of The Institute for the Study of Energy & Our Future (ISEOF) an organization focused on educating and preparing society for the coming cultural transition. Allied with leading ecologists, energy experts, politicians and systems thinkers ISEOF assembles road-maps and off-ramps for how human societies can adapt to lower throughput lifestyles. Nate holds a Masters Degree in Finance with Honors from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont. He teaches an Honors course, Reality 101, at the University of Minnesota.



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