The Mind is Not for Decision Making

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Human Design says something that has never been said before: “Your mind is not for decision making.”

That’s all the mind has ever been, the decision maker:

  • “I create this illusion, therefore I shall control it.”
  • “I will make it be what I want it to be.”
  • “I will shape it in the way I want to shape it.”

And of course, because one cannot control, make, or shape life with mind, one endures what it is to be unaware by giving the Mind authority. And life brings the chaos and dysfunction of the world we live in to those who are unaware.

What stands in the way for you is a deep conditioning that trains you to follow your mind. It seems appropriate, doesn’t it? I like the humor of it. After all, it is through mind that all of this is possible—me to you, here, our lives.

The thing standing in the way is mind because of the way in which it makes decisions; and when you really grasp it, it will turn your stomach. It has nothing to do with you.

Most of us have whiteness (open centers), some people have a lot. I want you to think about what this means. We’re a bio-form. We have a genetic imperative to reproduce, and reproduction demands that we mate with what is different from us so that we don't create genetic dead ends. So we are designed in our very openness, in our whiteness, to have receptors.

Receptors that, in the language of poetry long, yearn, burn, fade and die for what they are not. It’s hard to imagine the pull the genetic imperative has on a human being. Think about this whiteness when it comes into the world—when it meets the conditioning of its father, and of its mother. How it comes in, how it goes away, how you can’t hold on to it, and how you become seduced by what you do not have. And everything inside of you is a chemistry saying “Yes, yes, yes. You go for it.”

Understand that your mind is connected directly to your openness, which will condition the way your mind makes a decision. Think of the complexity of the not-self, and how the mind system operates based on the so-called not-self strategies of the centers.

When you look at somebody's design, at the definition, you get to see that it gives you a single Strategy, and a single Authority. That is the mechanism, if you follow it, for correctness.

Ra Uru Hu

Ra Uru Hu was the Human Design System’s founder and messenger. Ra dedicated 25 years of his life to the development and teaching of the System around the world until he passed away in 2011.

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