The New, Emerging Holistic China: A Personal Report
Open Center co-founder, Ralph White, recently returned from a month in China meeting many of the holistic pioneers there. This is his report on his extraordinary experiences and the awakening of consciousness that is beginning to happen in the world’s most populous country.
Recently I returned from a month in China. It was one of the most fascinating journeys I have taken in many years and opened up new worlds to me. I was meeting the holistic pioneers of China, thanks to my colleague, Yan Chen, founder of Stage Ai, an initiative to build a holistic bridge between China and the West.
What were my predominant impressions? China is on the move, efficient and focused with its high speed trains, massive infrastructure, beautiful airports, quick car services, taxi drivers all on GPS, fashionably dressed women in western clothes, phrases in English on multiple t-shirts, and of course its unmistakable and appalling smog and pollution in the big cities.
But I was there to try to grasp what is happening now in China in terms of a shift toward something beyond the materialism of communism, and the consumerism of the last quarter century of relentless economic growth
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