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Leading from the Emerging Future by Katrin Kaeufer, C. Otto Scharmer

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4Source: Connecting to Intention and Awareness

This chapter talks about the deepest level of the “current reality iceberg,” which we call the Source level or the level of intention and awareness. The visible level of an iceberg is the area above the waterline. We equate this with “surface symptoms” in a society (see chapter 1). Beneath those visible symptoms are structural disconnects that give rise to the systemic limits that we are hitting as a global civilization today (see chapter 2). In chapter 3, we looked at the paradigms of economic thought that lead to these structural problems, which we summarized in the Matrix of Economic Evolution (see table 3). This chapter explores the source level of social reality creation—how to connect to the ...

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