Many visions are doomed from the outset becausee those who articulate them, whether consciously or not, are coming from a place of powerlessness. If we believe that someone else has created our present reality, what is the basis for believing that we can create a different reality in the future? In terms of the theory of the U, the problem with most attempts to formulate visions is that they occur "too far up the left side of the U". When this happens, people formulate visions that are disconnected from a shared understanding of present reality and a sense of shared responsibility for that reality. If people are still externalising their problems, they create, in a sense, "externalised visions", which amount to a kind of change strategy for fixing problems which they have not yet seen their part in creating. Onlly when people begin to see from within the forces that shape their reality and to see their part in how those forces might evolve does vision become powerful. Everything else is just a vague hope.
Source: Presence: Human Purpose and the Field of the Future, Pages: 136
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