Ignorance -> Hate -> Fear

The mass hysteria of CAA, Brexit, Trump and a World of Absencing/De-sensing …

Absencing by Dr. Otto Scharmer

Also visible in Organizations, Communities and families.

Everyone speaking – no one really listening. Deep Listening.

Stuck in the absencing shown above and in inverted U below, instead of the bottom U of Presencing

Presencing (Creation) Vs Absencing (Destruction) by Dr. Otto Scharmer

Economies of Destruction: Social Pathology

We are stuck in downloading. Downloading is when instead of seeing what is happening out in the world, really, we are listening to our default world of opinions and judgements. Ofcourse, when we are listening to the our opinions and judgements, we will ongoingly reinforce our opinions and judgement.

That leads to Blinding. Getting stuck in One Truth and One View. And ofcourse, each one of us is 100% clear that our Truth and our View is the only valid Truth/ View.

The next phase is Denial of validity of everyone else which ultimately leads to labelling and De-Sensing. That is the phase of groupism. US vs THEM. And ofcourse the US is always right and the THEM is always wrong.

The continual Blinding, Denial and De-Sensing leads to Getting Stuck in One Will (My/Our Will) and begin to manipulate, abuse and destory every other possibility.

This is the cycle of IGNORANCE –-> HATE –> FEAR.

But there is a way out.

Social Presencing:

Human Beings have the ability, less used ability, but, there nevertheless of causing a new paradigm, a new reality.

It begins with LISTENING. Deep Listening.

Noticing our Voice of opinions and judgements, suspending them and listening for facts. Seeing the world – what is really happening instead of what we strongly believe is happening.

Instead of de-sensing, we stepping out of our world view for a moment, and seeing the world from other’s perspective. Redirecting our Cynicism and Opening our Heart to seeing the world from other’s eyes.

And most importantly, noticing our Voice of Fear and seeing how it gets us stuck in the past and fixed ways of being. Letting go of the past and allowing new futures to emerge.

This is the new kind of leadership required in the Chaos of the current times. In society and in organizations.

This is the kind of leaderships that we all, not some, all of us, are called upon to provide.

Open Mind (Curiosity) —> Open Heart (Compassion) —> Open Will ( Courage)

The future of humanity depends on it.

Manoj Onkar

manoj@managementinnovations.co.in