working with consciousness or innate potential
Entelechy, (from the Greek word entelecheia), is also known as 'self-organizing principle'. Teilhard de Chardin, attached the butterfly-caterpillar metaphor to describe this principle as a phenomenon of our innate potential: "it is inside of you, like the butterfly is inside of the caterpillar.” David Bohm wrote about a similar phenomenon as a type of inner intelligence, referring to it as 'the implicit order' and in phenomenology there is a reference to this as part of our presence or Being. In action research we reflect on the gap between being and becoming. But how to grow this innate capacity or consciousness?
Our approach to learning is that we seek to connect to our being, through dwelling into our tacit and implicit knowing. We search into this through a relational process, both inward, relating to self, as well as outward, relating to and through others.
There are many methods for this in organisations as well, for example through participatory dialogue, through (collectively) observing emergence, through accessing interior knowing, inside us as well as transcendent of our organism. These processes of ontological learning, learning about being, happens in time as well as in space. Aside from dialogue we work with different approaches to access this new, emergent knowing, for example with constellation approaches as well as through aesthetic experiences, which can be found in our creation and perception of art.