Margot developed the concept of Homo Conexus, a new concept of being. This is her vision on how to be truly connected. Because although we are more (digitally) connected than ever, we feel less connected with our teams, our organization and our society. Read on to learn more.
We are social creatures. Able of making a connection with each other. Moreover, we are born to do so.
We are humans. We are social creatures. Able of making a connection with each other. Moreover, we are born to do so. Once we acknowledge the value of every individual, be inclusive and be connected,we can do amazing things. We can make magic happen. We can own our future.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Being Human in this digital age
We live in a time when computers and technology are becoming smarter and smarter. At some point they will outsmart us as humans. Don’t worry, that’s good news, because it will help to increase our wellbeing!
But how do we – as humans – relate to this advanced technology? It’s time to rethink what it means to be human. To move towards the synergy between AI and Humanity. That’s where Homo Conexus comes in. It’s a new perspective on our being. So we can take up a distinctive role, next to – and in control of – our digital surroundings.
We are Homo Sapiens. Literally wise being. But our intellect is no longer what will make us stand out. As Homo Conexus we open up to our natural essence: our ability and our need for being connected. With ourselves, with others and with all there is.
Honestly, this is not a ‘new’ idea. Great thinkers throughout history have come to the same conclusion. Maslow, Einstein, even Aristotle and Confucius. It finds its roots in every culture around the globe and has been described as early as in I Ching, the Book of Changes (1000–750 BC). But instead of being an exclusive concept for the mindful, it’s time to widely embrace ourselves as connected beings; as Homo Conexus. This is an open invitation to everyone to see yourself in a different light and face the future accordingly.
THE PRACTICE OF CONNECTING
The Conexus Model
The Conexus model is a tool to help understand how to be connected. It consists of four levels of connection. First with yourself : Identity. Knowing who you are, and being ok with who you are. Then staying true to yourself when meeting others: Authenticity. Showing who you are. The third level is about having a real meaningful connection with others: Intimacy. I see you and you see me. And finally the level where we realise that we are part of a bigger whole: Inclusiveness.
The model is simple. But maybe that’s why it’s so hard. Homo Conexus has always been our starting point. And more than ever it should become our destiny too.
AVAILABLE IN NOVEMBER 2022
Homo Conexus - the book
In November 2022 the book ‘Homo Conexus, a new concept of being’ will be published. To help increase awareness about the essence of our being and to help people be more connected. Elaborating on the four levels of connection.
inspiring the world
Margot van Brakel – the creator of the concept of Homo Conexus – is an international keynote speaker and she shares the story of Homo Conexus on stages throughout the world. Feel free to reach out.
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