Excerpt from Living Your Design

The Human Design System is not a belief system
“It doesn’t require that you believe in anything, or that you believe in me. It’s not stories, it’s not a philosophy. It is a concrete map to the nature of being, a logical way in which we can see ourselves. Just the simple mechanics is enough to make a vast difference in somebody’s life.

The irony of what it is to be a human being is that we are caught at the surface of understanding and accepting our nature and the cosmos around us. We are just at the surface. It doesn’t matter how intelligent we are, and it’s not about the labels we attach to that intelligence; whether we call it “enlightened” or we call it “genius”, there is a vast underlying ignorance of how our bodies operate.”

The Human Design System is a reading of your Genetic Code
“With a Human Design education, your genetic code can be read in detail. That is the work of a professional analyst. This ability to detail our mechanics is profound as it reveals the complete nature in its subtleties. However, by simply grasping the surface mechanics—what this work aspires to communicate—you will have a grounding in this life that is immediately going to bring a difference to your process.

These essential truths are simple because they are mechanical. What is mechanical in us, the way in which our genes operate, is that the moment we try to interfere with their operation we descend into a life of confusion, chaos, and pain. In the end, they will have their way.”

All Learning—Real learning—Takes Seven Years
“We live in a seven-year cycle, and it takes approximately seven years to change all of the cells in the body. The moment you begin to come to your own nature and allow your body to live its life without resistance, you begin a deep process of deconditioning. Seven years later, you emerge, quite literally, as a new being: yourself.

It is when human beings don’t get to live out their own lives that life seems to be such a difficult experience for them. We know that there is a lot of stuff around about “being yourself.” It’s all fine and good for somebody to stand up and tell you to be yourself, but you have to know who that self is.”

“In my professional work, at this point, I’ve given between five to six thousand individual readings, Design Analyses. Wherever that has been, and regardless of culture or country in our western hemisphere, there is one prevailing disease. It is called “self-hatred”. Self-hatred varies in intensity from being just beneath the surface of the consciousness to being full-blown.

It is the most human of ironies that self-hatred is truly misplaced because these people do not know themselves, they’re simply hating the wrong person. They are disappointed and dissatisfied with the wrong person.

The only reason human beings don’t like themselves is because they truly do not know who they are. They have never lived the experience of being themselves nor seen the beauty of what their true life holds.

It is time to see that this is not, as the ancients claim, the planet of suffering, but in fact, an opportunity for glorious awareness. This is not about guarantees or promises. This is not saying that if you live out your own nature, you’re going to be the wealthiest, most beautiful. It is not about being better or best but about being yourself.”

Life is a Duality
“It is revealed through our moralities. There is always going to be this and that, the good and the bad, success and failure. It is the nature of what it is to be human and to live out the spectrum of human experience.

The moment you live out your own nature and enter into life correctly is the moment you get what is correct for you—the correct career and relationships. It does not matter then whether you are a success or not, and there will be no suffering despite your state. You will be living out your nature and it will be clear to you that what is there for you is right for you, whatever it might be. There will be no part of you that says, “I wish I could be this or that”.

We are overwhelmed in our western culture with improvement propaganda. The hucksters cry to be thinner, wiser, faster, richer. There are all kinds of purveyors who say there’s this way and that way. Human beings suffer from the propaganda of generalizations. Without knowing oneself, one can so easily be lost in this propaganda.

You do not have to change anything. It is simply a matter of becoming yourself, becoming aware of yourself.”

Self-Love and Relationships
“The Human Design System opens the door to the potential of self-love. Finding self-love also means to find a greater love—a love for life and a love for others through understanding.

Throughout “Living Your Design”—in seeing yourself, in coming to recognize your Type and Profile, in coming to understand how you can live out your own nature—pay attention to the importance of that in your relationships with others.

So many of our difficulties in this life are because we have great difficulties in our relationships, whether they are our career relationships or personal relationships. What is true for the individual—a lack of understanding about one’s own nature—is true for relationships. Relationships operate out of genetic imperatives and they have their own rules.

To be yourself is to bring into your life those beings that are truly for you. This knowledge is about how to do that simply so that you can benefit from the best possible associations. Correct associations allow you not only to be seen and understood but allow you to understand others. As a parent, it has been an essential ingredient in the well being of my children.

Human Design is logical, mechanical knowledge. It is not theorizing nor philosophizing. It is about being able to do practical things with this knowledge, which brings practical benefits. Enjoy “Living Your Design”. Enjoy the fact that there is truly valuable knowledge so that you too can participate in becoming a healthy, self-loving being.”

Excerpt from a Living Your Design class
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.

Source: Excerpt from Living Your Design