New Optimal Way of Living

After any ending of the old way there is the opportunity to transform your life and live in a whole new way.  The Balanced Paradigm provides a hopeful, growth orientated model for you to live an optimal life at the top transcendent level on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

Critical Inflection Point

Any time major life transitions and paradigm shifts happen they can trigger personal and cultural disorientation and destabilization. For the sake of our survival and the existence of civilization, we need to transition beyond the destructive Traditional and Mechanistic Paradigms to a higher Balanced Paradigm which uses wisdom to direct us in creating new lives and a cultural model based on economic and social balance.

New Model for Saving the Human Race

The Balanced Paradigm provides a middle way between the Traditional Paradigm and the Mechanistic Paradigm and their corresponding cultural wars. The new model reflects the inherent dynamic balance that makes up the very nature of the universe and reflects the harmony that permeates the cosmos.  Its associated integrated worldview helps us regain our ability to speak to people with opposing political views and provides an alternative to the emerging authoritarian world.

The picture below of the old rutted on the left captures the old Traditional Paradigm with its focus on not making changes and its desire to go back to an illusionary good old days of the past. The well worn path on the right stands for the Mechanistic Paradigm with its exclusive focus on making money at all costs. The middle road symbolizes the bright future of the Balanced Paradigm which is created by our taking responsibility to re-balance the planetary, economic, political and social inequalities that are in the process of destroying civilization and all life on Earth.

A New Third Way

A New Wisdom-Based Culture

A new cultural group within the Balanced Paradigm based on wisdom has emerged which transcends the belief that it is “just me and a few of my friends who share the same values and worldview.”

Growing Wisdom-Based Population:
In national research surveys in the United States, Western Europe and Japan that measured and classify  values, worldviews and lifestyles have found that about 35% of each country’s population* belong to the wisdom-based culture.

42% Increase in the US population:
In 1995, 23.6% of the US adult population, or 44 million adults shared the same values and new worldview, in 1999, 26% of US adult population, or 50 million adults, in 2008, 34.9% of US adult population, or 80 million adults

The reason for the lack of awareness of the emergence of the wisdom culture is because of the lack of coverage in mainstream media which is embedded in either the traditional or mechanistic worldviews.

You belong to the wisdom-based culture if you:

 Care about:

  • Gender, racial and sexual rights
  • Social justice
  • The environment
  • Climate change


  • Spirituality with the dogma of religion
  • Tolerance
  • Ecology
  • Relationships
  • Peace
  • Authenticity
  • Self-actualization

If you answered yes, welcome you have found a home of like-minded people in the wisdom-based culture in the Balanced Paradigm!

It is time to stop the madness and to use wisdom to shape a new way of living for the twenty-first century.

Help Change The World By Helping Grow The Wisdom Culture

Five things you can do personally to help co-create an equitable new world:

  1. Take the workshop programs on this website to strengthen your authenticity, personal transformation and spirituality.
  2. Read STPI’s In Transition Blogs and please share them in social media so the hope of a new future can be realized.
  3. Create a wisdom council among like minded people that you know.
  4. Arrange talks on paradigms and their associated cultural worldviews and contact for available speaking dates.
  5. Remember that we can subvert the two dominate paradigms because the creative process and a higher level of consciousness is behind the emergence of the wisdom culture in the Balanced Paradigm.


* These numbers, plus or minus 2%, are based on the analysis of survey research, over 100,000 people surveyed over 22 years, about 500 focus groups and 60 depth interviews.
Successful Transition Planning Institute