Diversity is difference. It is a natural phenomenon, intimately
related to uniqueness and identity. There is a rich world of
discovery awaiting us when we are ready to fully encounter diversity.
But first we have to lift our heads above the bustle around us
and look at the big picture.
As important as it is to have women executives and people
of other races in our neighborhoods, diversity is way, way bigger
Our use of the word "diversity" primarily to address
issues of racism, classism, sexism, and other oppressive isms
has blinded us to the fact that diversity is a vast fact of life,
deeply embedded not only in humanity but in natural systems and
in the very fabric of the universe.
Diversity is rich with many dimensions, many manifestations.
There is treasure there if we study it well and look deeply.
Like fire and genius, diversity can be problematic. And like
fire and genius, diversity has creative power we can use to make
Co-intelligence is largely about using diversity creatively.
Understanding diversity is an important part of working consciously