When collective life is working well, let it function automatically. When it stops working well, use wise democracy patterns to help it function well again. Use consciousness to spot needed change (disturbance) and to guide co-creation of new habits and cultures, which then become automatic.
Related: Communal Intelligence, Competent Popular Oversight of Governance, Context Awareness, Deliberation, Full-Spectrum Information, Life-Enhancing Enoughness, Quality of Life Indicators, Rich Feedback Dynamics, Self-organization, Using Diversity and Disturbance Creatively
Examples and resources: Circle Forward’s Consent approach