Daily Evolver

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The Daily Evolver is a website and podcast offering integral insight into politics and culture—created by Jeff Salzman.

About: The Daily Evolver looks at current events in politics and culture through the lens of integral theory. Integral theory is a school of philosophy that seeks to integrate all of human wisdom into a new worldview that is able to accommodate the gifts of all previous worldviews, including those which have been historically at odds: science and religion, East and West, as well as pre-modernity, modernity and post-modernity. Integral theory builds on the foundations of evolutionary theory. We know from ever-more sophisticated observation that the cosmos burst into being about 13.8 billion years ago, first as energy then as matter, arising as atoms and molecules that formed the heavenly bodies, including our home planet, Earth. Integral theory posits that evolution is not limited to the exterior forms of reality (matter and organisms), but is also evident in the interior spaces of reality, namely in the development of culture and consciousness.

The thesis of The Daily Evolver is that life is animated by the power of evolution, inside and out, and that we are riding a geyser of emergence toward a sacred world. In this blog I will make that case or grow trying! Alas, geyser riding is harrowing and I, like you, plainly see the suffering world. But what we also see is the arc of history, where with all of humanity’s wrong turns and regressions there emerges a clear trajectory of people (in the aggregate) living longer, more peacefully and with more wealth, century by century. A process that is accelerating. In this view suffering is a call to action. None of us really achieves happiness until all beings achieve happiness. Thus, there is no end of work to do. But, please people, let’s do it with joy in our hearts, because we are on a sacred journey. And considering we crawled out of the mud, we’re doing pretty darn well. This is what I try to point out on this blog. I am a current events junkie and delight in interpreting emerging politics and culture through a lens of consciousness evolution. So to make virtue out of passion, I offer The Daily Evolver.

Links: Main Website: www.dailyevolver.com