We envision a world that is thriving - alive, expansive, pulsing with infinite creativity, possibilities and the sheer joy of being – in which global evolution is propelled by the conscious moment to moment choices of each individual exploring and expressing their unique passions and gifts, fully supported, reflected, and amplified in the presence of others.
The Thrivability Institute Mission
The mission of the Thrivability Institute (Thriv’In) is to establish an action-learning research and design institute supported by the creative systems thinking and perception necessary to face our complex adaptive global and local challenges with complex, adaptive ways of perceiving and thinking - with the ultimate goal of stepping beyond sustainability to actual thrivability.
Question: We will first ask questions that explore any underlying assumptions and perceptual filters keeping us from seeing a broader scope of possibilities.
Explore and Design: We intend to explore, design, collaborate, and share emergent options, thereby expanding our perceived choices for a thriving world.
Empower: In a richly diverse, collaborative environment, we will serve as host, support, catalyst and laboratory for research scholars of all ages, with the goal of becoming a useful source of pragmatic, integrative designs of sustainable technologies, agro-ecological practices, and social inventions.
To better understand the complex choices weaving together a pattern of thrivable living, please visit the Conservation Economy Pattern Mind Map.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.