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BC - Purpose, Vision, and Key Ideas

Hi, I’m Lee Hayden,  website owner, manager, and author .  Welcome to the Hayden Center For Educational Excellence.  

The Hayden Center’s  purpose is
to provide an educational environment and tools
that promote your personal growth.

The Hayden Center  offers students a variety of educational programs of study, each  program leading to an opportunity to  experience a unique  form of  lifestyle  enrichment.  Click here to review the available programs of study, courses, durations, and costs.  Contact Lee Hayden at 707-945-1294 if you have questions.

The Hayden Center’s vision sees
 you experiencing an enriched lifestyle.

The two highest lifestyle goals of  the Hayden Center are inherent in the two programs, “The Personal True-Self” and “The Community True-Self”.  The top level commonality of these two programs is that they are both designed to help the student create and discover a personally  enriched lifestyle. An enriched lifestyle is characterized by 1) a sense of awesomeness, wholesomeness, wonderment, and astonishment resulting from our experience of a reality vastly greater than ourselves, 2) a sense of humility deeply rooted in the recognition that all people are part of the fabric of reality and are physically connected, and 3) a very high moral intelligence . The Personal True-Self program focuses on the  self in the reality created by self-organizing universe; the Community True-Self program is an extension of the Personal True-Self program and focuses on the  self in the midst of others.

The Hayden Center’s key ideas derive

 from the levels of human experience.

The first  key idea, Based on an extrapolation of work by P. Lutus,  people are capable of thinking on four levels — with feelings, beliefs, facts, and ideas.  In a perfect world, people would process experience using all four levels.  Unfortunately, many people either limit themselves to the lower levels or to a particular level and, therefore, are unable to experience an enriched lifestyle and participate in the full human adventure.

A second key idea is that achieving an enriched lifestyle necessitates understanding that we human beings are a part of and experience our lives in the physical reality  produced by the universe. The most widely accepted scientific understanding is describe by the self-organizing universe paradigm.

The third key idea is that the needs of the human condition, as described by Abraham Maslow, must be satisfied to achieve a high level of self-actualization before the personal growth journey to the personal true-self and community true-self can be accomplished.

The fourth key idea is that leading an enriched lifestyle requires, at a minimum, knowledge of reality and the world we experience as provided by the great disciplines of theology, philosophy,physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, and sociology.

Completion of a Hayden Center  program is a very challenging accomplishment, requires considerable dedication of time and mental effort, and requires commitment of financial resources.

The short course allows the student to get acquainted
 with the instructor and the Hayden Center
 educational environment and approach.

This free brief course  introduces  key theoretical aspects related to the importance,  meaning, and development of both personal and organizational vision statements. The fee-based associated short course 1) expands the theoretical structure and meaning of a new vision of reality, 2) presents the dynamic nature of a person’s vision during their lifespan, and 3) helps the student craft their vision statements for each presently existing lifestyle role.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

I’m Lee Hayden and I commit  to making this a course of high quality and exceptionally beneficial to you.

Your personal vision is important because

it sees you carrying-out  your  purpose.

Every human being is endowed with the physical capacity of vision by which they are capable of seeing surrounding objects.  In addition, every human being is also endowed with the mental capacity of visualization by which they are capable of producing  desired images in their imagination.  For purposes of becoming our personal true-self or community true-self, we associate both of these capacities with our vision. Thus, we assert that a person’s vision is capable of seeing objects existing not only in the present physical environment, but also existing as mental images in the present or future environment via that person’s imagination.

For our purposes, the object seen will be another person, ourself, or a group of people.  For example,  our vision 1) may physically see  another person as other people see that person, 2) may shift into imagining another person with new behaviors because of our influence. Additionally,  our vision may imagine seeing our future changed selves  as we implement our purpose driven life. Creating new visions of reality and observing visions becoming reality is one path to creating a more meaningful life for ourself and others.

As individual human beings challenged by complex living environments, each of us has created or acquired a unique life characterized by unique personality attributes including personal belief system, set of values, purpose, and vision.  In addition to our basic personal relationships, we are affiliated with  multiple business, religious, political, and social organizations. For each organizational affiliation, we have different roles characterized by different personality attributes. For example, our belief system and set of values as CEO of a large corporation may differ dramatically from our belief system and set of values as a family person.  In this context (and not in a psychological diagnostic context), we have multiple personalities and multiple visions.  Sometimes they are in conflict.  We need a separate vision statement for each of our lifestyle roles.

  Consequently, we may have multiple visions as a member of various organizations and as a part of leadership. Any organization of people has a stated or unstated (unrecognized) vision. Many organizations are managed by a single person such as a business organization’s CEO, school district superintendent,  or fund raising organization’s leader.

A vision statement we presently construct derives from our journey throught life to this point in time.  Our journey has encountered the realities of our environment  - both pain and pleasure.  Our thinking about our experiences has let to our personal belief system.  Unfortunately, specific beliefs in our personal belief system limit our ability to achieve self-actualization or become our personal true self or community true-self.  Stated more philosophically, our personal belief system limits our progress  as we transition through the states of being, doing, and becoming to achieve a higher level of consciousness.

A vision statement is important because all statements characterizing a personal plan or a plan developed by an organization’s CEO must be derivable from the vision statements.  For example, a vision statement is generally accompanied by a high level and brief mission statement which is derived from the vision statement and describes the methodology of accomplishing the vision. In turn, the CEO develops a business plan.

For analytical purposes, it is useful to assume that all people experience their life in development phases: birth, childhood, adolescence, maturity, senescence, and death. For present purposes, birth and death are not considered.   Each development phase contributes major changes to our  personal theory about the world and self. Our analysis can be even further simplifed by assuming that in each development phase, a person conforms to their  environment, adapts to it, or learns from and changes their environment.

 For simplicity, this theory shall be call our world-self theory. This theory is closely related  our personal belief system.

What does your personal vision see of yourself?

  1.   Your personal vision sees you walking straight and tall,

  2.    Your personal vision sees you being true in everything you say and do,


  1.   Your personal vision  sees you acting in a very civilized manner.  

It is claimed by Dr. M. Scott Beck that we are a deeply ailing society.  Our illness is incivility.  Our incivility is much worst than a mere impoliteness. Morally destructive patterns of self-absorption,  callousness,  manipulativeness,  and materialism are so ingrained in our behavior that we often do not recognize them. In multiple ways we engage in subtle forms of unconscious hurtfulness to ourselves and others.  Unfortunately, such behavior has become the norm in American society.

4. Your personal vision sees you open to new possibilities for learning and enhancing the     world for the benefit of everyone,

5. Your personal vision sees you experiencing and enriched lifestyle.

This concludes the free brief course.

Short Course Cost

Title:Purpose and Vision

Session Length


Unit Cost

Basic 1 Hour Session



Basic Plus One Extension,
Two 1 Hour Sessions



Table 1.   Central Tendencies of
Human Thinking

Methods of processing human experience

Thinking based on feelings

Thinking based on beliefs

Thinking based on facts

Thinking based on ideas

Scope of Personhood

Instinctual Person

Typical Person

Self-Actualized Person

True-Self Person

Scope of environmental influence

Rigidly conforming to environment

Conforming to environment

Adapting to environment

Learning & Changing Environment

Influence of reality

Minimal. Emotions dominate thoughts

Values dictated primarily by others

Basic reality testing

Creates new personal realities

Scope of reasoning

Reasons dominated by emotions

Reasons only within framework of beliefs

Relies on factual descriptions

Understands that facts grow from ideas, constructs new ideas

Moral Accountability


Limited to belief system

Based on superficial information sources

Accepts individual responsibility

Behavioral Adaptability


Only as part of belief group

Crude stimulus response processing

Flexible, fully adaptable

Perception of Reality

Passive sensory experience

Reality is filtered by beliefs

Progresses by successive approximation

Proactively builds physical and mental environment

Intelligence Quotient (I.Q.)

Normal Intelligence

Normal Intelligence

Normal Intelligence

Normal Intelligence

Moral Decline In America

The Public Verdict

Declining child and adolescent well being

Continuing disintegration of marriage and family

Unacceptably high levels of violence and disorder

Deteriorating educational systems, ineffectiveness of school administration at all levels, Misapplication of mainstreaming and team problem solving, belief that throwing money at a problem will solve all problems

An unraveling of many aspects of civic engagement and voluntary associations

A growing sense that we are not responsible for or accountable to one another

A growing sense that relations between races, economic classes, and generations are not guided by attempts at shared understanding

An increasing coarseness and harshness in popular culture, politics, and public discourse

A spreading abdication of adult responsibility and an increasing acceptance of the adult as a perpetual adolescent

An increase tolerance for self-centered and selfish behavior in all spheres of life

An actual enjoyment of violence especially in films

Allowing news media to spin stories to entertain the public

A growing belief that success should be measured by how much money we have and how much we can buy