The collective term for the complex, interconnected challenges facing humanity and the planet, including social injustice, environmental degradation, political and economic instability, and more. The Meta Crisis requires a comprehensive and systemic response to address these issues effectively.
For a detailed description, see Beyond The Meta Crisis - A Blueprint for a Better Future.
What if... each of the individual and local crises we were facing, were flowing from the mouth of one overarching and uniting Meta Crisis?
What if... the individual and local crises we are all facing are not the deepest issues, but symptoms of a deeper root cause, what is the deepest root cause?
The Meta Crisis is the comprehensive, interconnected set of challenges that humanity and the living system are facing. These challenges include:
- Environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse, and resource depletion. These challenges threaten the health and stability of the planet and have far-reaching impacts on social, economic, and political systems.
- Social issues such as injustice, oppression, discrimination, and inequality. These challenges result in suffering and injustice for large numbers of people, and can also have negative impacts on economic and political systems.
- Economic issues such as inequality, instability, supply chains, demand chains, economic slavery, waste, and unsustainable practices. These challenges are resulting in social, political, and environmental injustices and unrest.
- Political and governmental issues such as instability, corruption, division, deceit, dysfunction and lack of transparency. These challenges can undermine the ability of governments to effectively address other crises and can also contribute to social, economic, religious, and environmental inequality and instability.
- Spiritual and cultural crises such as a lack of meaning and purpose, loss of a sense of hope and agency, and the erosion of traditional religious and cultural practices and values. These challenges can have negative impacts on social cohesion, vision, and values, and thus dramatically exacerbate the crises.
- The Advance of The Giants
The Meta Crisis is not a single, isolated crisis, but rather a complex, interconnected web of challenges that are interdependent and mutually reinforcing. Addressing one challenge may have unintended consequences on another, or may be insufficient to address the root causes of a given problem, or the Total Nested Hierarchy of Issues.
The Meta Crisis demands a Meta Solution. To overcome the Meta Crisis, it is necessary to adopt a systems thinking approach that takes into account the interconnected nature of these challenges and seeks to address them in a comprehensive, holistic way, with each pillar and element of society playing their unique role.
This involves developing a deep understanding of the complex dynamics that give rise to the Meta Crisis and identifying the Root Causes and systemic drivers that perpetuate it. A successful response to the Meta Crisis requires:
Collaboration: Bringing together diverse stakeholders from various sectors, including government, business, civil society, academia, and faith communities, to foster dialogue, cooperation, and coordinated action.
Systems Thinking: Recognizing the interconnected nature of the various crises and applying a holistic, integrative approach to problem-solving that addresses the root causes and systemic drivers, rather than merely treating the Symptoms.
Innovation: Developing and implementing new solutions, technologies, and practices that can help address the various dimensions of the Meta Crisis in a sustainable, just, and effective manner.
Education and awareness: Raising public awareness and understanding of the Meta Crisis and its various dimensions, as well as promoting the development of the skills, knowledge, vision, and values necessary for individuals to contribute effectively to addressing these challenges.
Adaptation and resilience: Enhancing the ability of individuals, communities, and societies to adapt to the changing conditions brought about by the Meta Crisis and to build resilience against future shocks and stresses.
Vision and values: Cultivating a shared vision of a more loving, just, and regenerative world, and embracing values that support the well-being of all beings, the planet, and future generations.
Empowerment and agency: Encouraging and supporting individuals and communities to take responsibility for their own well-being and to actively participate in the process of addressing the Meta Crisis through personal and collective action.
By adopting a comprehensive, systemic, and collaborative approach to addressing the Meta Crisis, humanity has the potential to overcome these interconnected challenges and create a more loving, just, and regenerative world for all. This will require a collective commitment to envisioning and working towards a future that is guided by shared values, wisdom, and a deep understanding of our interconnectedness within the Living System.
Pages that link to this page
- Worthy Goal
- The Lionsberg Strategy and Plan - Summary
- The Manifesto
- The Future
- The Great Transformation
- The Movement
- The Advance of the Giants
- The Battle
- The Threat
- Respond to The Invitation
- Spread The Word
- Prepare For The Great Transformation
- Read The Books
- New Vision and Plan
- Play The Game
- Lionsberg Treaty
- Manifesto Response Form
- Meta Solution
- Join The Platform
- Lionsberg One Pager (v.04)
- Lionsberg Core Team and Infrastructure Fund
- Lionsberg Manifesto
- Lionsberg Platform
- Forge or Join a Group
- Force For Good
- Forging or Joining a Group
- External Context
- Forge The New World
- Core Team and Infrastructure
- Day 10 - The Meta Crisis - The Patterns of Failure Inherent in the Old World
- Catalytic Resources
- Citizen Led Response
- A.1 Definitions of key terms used throughout the book
- 32.1 A call to action for individuals and communities to join the rising movement
- 33.1 A summary of the key points and themes of the book
- 33.3 Questions To Guide Vision, Analysis, and Planning
- 16.9 Questions for Citizens to Forge Their Own Visions of the Best Possible Future
- 0.1 About the Architect
- 0.2 Orientation
- 1.12 The 7 Year Window of Crisis and Opportunity
- 1.2 The Challenge of the Game - Confronting and Overcoming the Meta Crisis
- 1.3 Questions to Explore the Meta Crisis
- Jordan and A - 2023.04.21
- Raising A Standard
- Jordan's Guide to Lionsberg
- Lionsberg Mission
- Introduction to Lionsberg (v.05)
- 2022 Q4 Lionsberg Navigation Chart
- Pattern Language
- Total Nested Hierarchy of Goals
- Resourcing Guide
- 0.2 Introduction
- 2.1 Strategic Overview
- Above The Chaos, Closing Season One, Entering Season Two
- Above The Chaos, An Invitation And Request
- Above The Chaos, An Invitation
- Above The Chaos, Challenges And Opportunities
- Above The Chaos, Provisional Platform For Action
- Above The Chaos, The Story I Am Telling My Self About Where We Are, Where We Are Going, And Why It Matters So Damn Much
- Above The Chaos, Why I Am Risking Everything To Build Lionsberg In Service Of The Meta Project
- Above the Chaos, Stewarding And Allocating Capital
- 1.4 Anxiety Is The System's Default Mode
- 1.1 What is the Meta Crisis?
- 2.4. Self-Organization from the Bottom Up
- 1.3. The Need for Fractal Self-Governance
- FAQ - What Makes You Think This Will Help And Not Harm?
- FAQ - Why?
- FAQ - In One Sentence, What Are We Doing?
- 8. The Great Game of Lionsberg - Playing Together for a Brighter Future
- 1. Introduction
- 15. Taking Action - Simple Steps to Make a Difference
- 16. Traps and Pitfalls to Avoid
- 17. Conclusion - The Power of Unity and Shared Values on Our Collective Journey
- 3. The Story of Lionsberg - A Tale of Unity and Transformation
- 4. The Meta Crisis - Understanding Our Shared Challenges
- 5. The New Vision and Plan - Charting a Path Towards a Better Future
- 7. The Lionsberg System and Approach - A Universal Framework and Co-Operating System
- 0.4 The Meta Story
- 1.8 Operationalizing Wisdom and Truth
- 10.19 The Infrastructure Of The Meta System Becomes The Infrastructure Of The New World
- 11.6 The Old, the New, and the Feminine
- 11.3 The Meta Quest. The Meta Game. The Meta Project. The Meta Goal.
- 9.1 My Offering
- 1.2 It's All On The Line
- 2.1 Take Courage, Act, and Be The Best You Can Be
- 2.3 A Once In A Millennia Meta Opportunity
- 3.1 A Way of Being and Doing
- 1.1 Defining the Meta Crisis
- 1.2 The Urgency of Addressing the Meta Crisis
- 1.3. What is at Stake if we Fail?
- 1.4 What is Possible if we Succeed?
- 1.5 Our Current Trajectory and the Consequences of Complacency, Cynicism and Inaction
- 1.6 Our Current Trajectory and the Consequences of Division and Polarization
- 2.3 My Motivations for Risking Everything to Unite Citizens of Goodwill Around the World
- 2.4 Why the US Presidency?
- 1.16 Co-Creating A Wise Right World
- Welcome to Lionsberg
- Executive Summary and Call to Action
- Chapter 1 - The State of the World - The Meta Crisis and the Crossroads of History
- Above The Chaos, The Meta Project - Enacting the New Vision and Plan