Posted by: David M. Hazen | October 19, 2014

We Can Do This


WE CAN DO THIS! We are in an upward spiral of knowledge and abilities that will establish world Peace and will promote the healthy growth and development of children; prosperity and safety for adults; as well as cooperative learning and problem-solving. Such genius will flower that sometime in the future as we look back at the state of humanity that we are in now, it will seem as if we were like the dodo, and we will wonder why and how we were saved from extinction. WE CAN DO THIS! A culture of nonviolence and peace is within our reach.

A culture of peace is a culture of collaboration. I cannot be self-centered and participate in a collaboration. I must surrender my ego, my vanity and most of all, my distrust. I must acknowledge and release my self-centeredness. This is the key to not only personal recovery but also the cultural recovery from a dependency on control, domination and violence.

Where it says “letting go” is where alot of personal interaction takes place, whether it be on Facebook, over a cup of coffee, or through the collective unconscious. There’s a rapid influx of new ideas, information, skills, and confidence. There’s a leap into a culture that has never existed before, so it all seems very strange, foreign, and even scary, but it is very, very real and solid. More graphs and encouragement at

Posted by: David M. Hazen | October 14, 2014

The loss of dreams

Loaded Heart

Depression is a crisis of learning held in the homeostasis of denial because we fear the experience of pain and wish to control it. Our finest moments are those in which we absorb and then release what appears to be dark energy, discovering underneath it a brilliance of serenity and joy never before experienced, layer upon layer, deeper and deeper into the heart of Love.

Said another way: when we focus on the problem, yes, struggle appears. When we focus on the whole dance — the coherent flow of information — within which the “problem” has but a small part, effortlessness emerges. We are response-able to detach with love from having an immediate, gratifying solution, and trust the coherent information that is beyond our mental grasp to provide us with spontaneous opportunities. The diffusion of innovations such as systems thinking seems to require a sufficient number of tests, successes and failures, by people willing to risk everything, such as Gandhi and MLK, to provide the early majority enough evaluation of the results that they reach the willingness to “buy in.” I don’t think it is so much a single “vision” as it is a willingness to dream one’s own dream. The despair and alienation of western culture is the loss of the dreams.

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