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Our world makes
paradigm shifts
allowing us to make
meaning out of chaos.
When chaos comes
welcome it.

OBJECTIVES
1. To change the way we think about chaos.
2. To learn new paradigm techniques for thriving.
3. To co-create our future.

CHAOTIC CHANGE
When chaos occurs you cannot see what is happening.
Pattern recognition is important.
The normal response to chaos is fear.
Take time to talk and reflect and plan for it.
Support yourself and do not fight the river.
Let the river take you.

DIVING INTO CHAOS
A time comes when you need to clean house.
No, you need to go even further.
You need to burn the house down with yourself in it.
Then you must walk from the fire and say,
I have no name.

COMPLEXITY
The world is full of deep structures.
Chaos is a structure not yet percieved

GLOBAL STRUCTURES
Global Structures ----------Local interactions
Life creates complex local structures.
Act locally in order to influence globally.

LEARNING TO THRIVE IN CHAOS

1ST ORDER: Adaptation.
When chaos occurs take the present theories in use
to try and make meaning out of the situation.
If the situation is threatening one will respond in fear.
Instead of using the same old theories
try new theories to make meaning out of chaos.

2ND ORDER: Developmental
Witness chaos,
experience fear,
reflect on the new information,
create new theories on how things work,
test those theories out to see if they work.

3RD ORDER: Transformational
A shift in paradigms happens.
Science changes
discovery of new laws occur
ultimately questioning our own realities.

Chaos is essential for creativity
and transformation

To get new solutions for problems
we must go into chaos.
Two people will never behave the same way twice.
Remember this when trying to predict what will happen next.

THE NEW PARADIGM: THE NATURE OF REALITY
a. Multiple levels of reality exist, each with its own laws,
rules, and relationships.
b. Systems are complex networks of interdependent functions.
c. Structures emerge from patterns of interaction.
d. Like holograms: each part simultaneously enfold
and is enfolded by the whole.

SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN CHAOS
Create and sustain a vision.
Let go.
Create open spaces for structures to occur.
Be human. Make human structures.

SIX WISDOMS
1. Symmetry and order prevent breakthroughs.
Be asymmetrical.
2. Be respectful and sensitive at all times
we are under stress.
3. Stress means you need a difference perspective
change your mindset.
6. Pay attention to births and deaths.

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