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Becoming ecosynchronous, part 2. Achieving sustainable development via personal development

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  • Robert Hay

    (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)

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    Part 1 (Hay, 2005) reviewed the root causes of our society's unsustainable condition and introduced a new approach, becoming ecosynchronous, to discuss how the unfolding of self (becoming) and being aware of events that are meaningfully related (synchronicity) can help us to get in sync with nature and become more sustainable. In Part 2, becoming ecosynchronous is examined further to present a comprehensive program toward achieving sustainability. Ways in which personal development can be considered and advanced in a sustainability framework are demonstrated, with reference to an ecocentric position. Orientation, contexts, meaningful relations, developing a sense of place, adult development (as part of becoming) and synchronicity (as tied to a revised view of reality) are discussed first. The development of a culture of permanency, to address our society's soul sickness, is explored in the conclusion, via practical applications, aspects of societal transformation and principles of becoming ecosynchronous. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and ERP Environment.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Sustainable Development.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 1-15

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    Handle: RePEc:wly:sustdv:v:14:y:2006:i:1:p:1-15

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    1. Robert Hay, 2010. "The relevance of ecocentrism, personal development and transformational leadership to sustainability and identity," Sustainable Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 18(3), pages 163-171.
    2. Le Hai & Pham Hai & Tran Dung & Luc Hens, 2010. "Influencing factors on sustainable development: a case study in Quang Tri province, Vietnam," Environment, Development and Sustainability, Springer, vol. 12(1), pages 103-116, February.
    3. Mert Bilgin, 2012. "The PEARL Model of Sustainable Development," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 107(1), pages 19-35, May.

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