how InterPlay helps us navigate complexity – Navigating Complexity

how InterPlay helps us navigate complexity making sense of complexity As explained in the blog post “summarising complexity and some of its influences”,  complex dynamics are often unpredictable to our intellectual reasoning, but what if there is a side to our intelligence that effortlessly interprets complexity? Whilst much of the subtle pattern and intricate dynamics of a complex system is not able to be grasped in a literal sense, many believe our tacit ways of knowing are well equipped for the job. Tacit memory has been the subject of many studies, especially in the context of therapy. In Peter Levine’s book “Trauma and Memory” he describes how tacit memories “arise as a collage of sensations, emotions and behaviours” and goes on to describe how they are intricately linked to our bodily sensations and physical responses. What if we were to work with embodied tacit knowledge outside of the therapeutic context? What could it bring to our everyday decision making? Engaging our embodied ways of knowing in a complex situation is what I think of as systems sensing (as opposed to systems thinking).

how InterPlay helps us navigate complexity – Navigating Complexity