What is Integrative Law? The Emergence of a New Legal System
Recently, there has been a lot of attention on lawyers and meditation. Several people have asked me to talk about how meditation is related to the Integrative Law movement. I have a book coming out that covers that topic later this year. [It is in the editing process with the American Bar Association and is tentatively entitled Lawyers as Changemakers, the Emerging International Integrative Law Movement]. It seems that the topic is alive now and rather than wait for the book, I have written this to answer some of the questions and to share with the broader community.
Who am I to say?
As I wrote in my previous posts, life is about to change in a big way for me. Within the next few months, I will be settling in one place, no longer being a nomad, but still traveling. Instead of 12 months of travel each year, constantly moving from place to place, I estimate that I will travel for closer to six months of each year. That is still a lot of travel, but between trips, I will be returning to a particular place, with my stuff on the walls, and an office set up to my preferences, and a big bathtub for soaking out the kinks of sitting in airplane seats for hours at a time.
This video is a surface-scratching. It’s almost like there is this subterranean tunnel that it feels like some us humans can often do little but claw at through a thick layer of dirt. Our goal is gaining access to what feel like pathways toward truth, whatever that is, although for me, it means access to healing for all. And that is justice.
An intense analogy, I know, but this video is me beginning to claw in a public forum. It is also an invitation for others to begin following this thread of conversation so we can build more pathways of communication, & eventually, the conversation can more and more happen aboveground. I’m nervous to share, but it feels important…