Some Core Assumptions to clear the mind


Of course, a good starting point is learning something about the author of this and about the projects and organisations he is involved in, but also immersing into random thoughts the author from time to time gives off.

But this will only go so far in understanding or developing a feeling about what the core assumptions underlying “Deep Alignment”, “Steering Adaptation” and “Future Actualisation”.

We cannot navigate without knowing where we want to travel. Answering this question about the destination of the journey is what “Future Actualisation” is about, while “Steering Adaptation” is about the tools to help steer your immediate to the future you envision. “Deep Alignment” then is about becoming a well grounded human who can withstand the inevitable odds during the journey and thrive at the same time.

I want to briefly outline some of the underlying assumptions here in order to give you the opportunity to make a decision whether this is all worth your time or whether you’re better off googling on.

(1) We have to make decisions, but they are not important. For example, often you can decide to be part of a system you want to observe or whether you prefer to be an outside observer. You cannot be both and your decision has an influence on the system as a whole in either way. What is important is the awareness and the measuring of the effect and results of your decision.

(2) If something is out of balance, there is always a small but fundamental loop in the system that spun out of control and created emergent properties that create an imbalance. It is not our job to identify and work with the symptoms, it is always our job to identify and work with the underlying root cause of the emergence.

(3) What we know is less is important than what we don’t know. Both the unknown unknowns, the things we don’t know we don’t know as well as the unknown knowns, the things we know but are not aware are of crucial importance when it comes to trying to understand the world or ourselves.