to be popular, or have been discarded in societal dust bins. The variousand often heated debates heard at the United Nations, or in nationalassembles, senates, and parliaments, will, likewise, reflect thesedifferent views of "the elephant." Rather than continue to pit the vastarray of differences against one another in an adversarial manner, orsuffer the consequences when the conflicts surface in the form of belligerence or warfare, might it not be useful to find a way toconstruct a synthesis that can explain why each emerged, where it isuseful, and how it can contribute to the total Global Mesh?
Which of these views of the elephant-world best describeyou?The World is. . .*beige
a natural milieu where humansrely on instincts to stay alive
a magical place alive withspirit beings and mystical signs
a jungle where the strongestand most cunning survive
an ordered existence under thecontrol of the ultimate truth
a market place full of possibilities and opportunities
a human habitat in which weshare life's experiences
a chaotic organism forged bydifferences and change
an elegantly balanced systemof interlocking-forces
*Question from The Values Test, NVC
This search for the cohesive elements that can hold so manyfragmented parts together in a new, 21st Century alignment, andcreate the methodology and mechanisms for the continuation andenhancement of all human life on the planet as well as in corporateand work environments, will require an understanding of threeessential components:
The Evolution of Value Systems.
We will introduce here a newframework called Spiral Dynamics, a bio-psycho- social-spiritualconceptual system that describes how and when worldviews