Project management huna teachings

Project management in light of Huna teachings

As you may recall:  The Eight (7 + 1) Principles of Huna. With focus on a study on Project management I saw a strikeful resemblence with the steps as they are defined for managing a project nowadays.

The Eight (7+1) Principles of Huna

  1. IKE -The world is what you think it is
  2. KALA -There are no limits, everything is possible
  3. MAKIA -Energy flows where attention goes
  4. MANAWA -Now is the moment of power
  5. ALOHA -To love is to be happy with
  6. MANA -All power comes from within
  7. PONO -Effectiveness is the measure of truth
  8. MALUHIA – “See” the good of it in the world; Wu Wei (peace)

I was struck so much I didn’t want to withhold you this line of thought and wrote is as follows:

Step 1. Every project begins with an idea, a notion of something wanting to happen. You don’t know what. There is only this energy that drives you to learn about that new something. (IKE == Vision)

Step 2. And in the meantime your thoughts become clearer and clearer. Where there first was just a notion, you now start to sense the magnitude of that sensation (KALA == Mission)

Step 3. With your number of thoughts growing, your ideas start to sprout in the world. And these ideas get form and shape. (MAKIA == Design)

Step 4. You find the urge to name these ideas. Even if it were only for the sake of discrimination the one thought with the other. (MANAWA == Definition)

Step 5. Then there is a moment you want to write down every thought. And ponder the quality, the quantity and the relationship with the other thoughts. Weighing and dismissing the ones that are found to be light. So you are feeling happy with the streamline of the project until now. (ALOHA  == Plan of Action)

Step 6. Knowing what to do, you take action. Knowing what to do you step forward with strength and power. All power comes from within (MANA == Realization)

Step 7. Now that you have finished your project. You have to test if everything is according the Vision, Mission, Definition and Design. This is the quality check of your project. You now have the time to correct the things you have done. And make sure you are happy in all ways. (PONO == Post Project)

Step 8. After the work is done, it good to let everything come to rest. From inertia comes chaos, and from chaos inertia. Contemplate about the effects. (MALUHIA == Let it be, peace)

Now, I do not consider this to be a unique way of looking at Project management and these Eight Principles of Huna.  Nevertheless I do not wish to withhold you from not telling it to you or anybody else. And since this is a blog, it is the privilege of the writer to write your feelings and ideas. And guess what .. I am feeling great having told you.

I wonder what your ideas are when you follow this line of thinking while you are implementing Project management in your live. Doesn’t give it a sense of magick to your path?


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3 Responses to Project management huna teachings

  1. thanks for this wonderful post… which i am now using for a project of writing a piece of music for orchestra! …. i have adapted it slightly for my project and thought you might be interested to see the adaptation: [notably, including a step for makia! 🙂 ]

    thanks again for this great post – has helped me a lot!



    Project management (following huna principles):

    step 1. vision
    (ike – the world is what you think it is)
    – what? what is the idea or the notion of something wanting to
    – why? identify the energy that drives to learn something new
    – how? develop a vision of how to realise the vision!

    step 2. mission
    (kala – there are no limits, everything is possible)
    – clarify thoughts – become more specific
    – from original concepts/seeds start to develop the different possibilities

    step 3. focus
    (makia – energy flows where attention goes)
    – discipline/consistent focus
    – creating the environment in which to realise the project
    – apply focus/energy to relevant possibilities without getting too side-tracked

    step 4. design/definition
    (manawa – now is the moment of power)
    – be more specific about ideas/thoughts/numbers
    – start to name design/concepts/processes as a means to distinguish one idea from the other

    step 5. plan of action
    (aloha – to love is to be happy with)
    – write down every thought
    – ponder the quality, quantity and relationship with other thoughts
    – selection of thoughts/concepts of substance to be used in project

    step 6. realization
    (mana – all power comes from within)
    – realizing the vision
    – creating the project using skills/intuition/available resources
    – from planning to reality
    – action based on knowledge/planning….

    step 7. post project assessment
    (pono – effectiveness is the measure of truth)
    – adjustments based on assessment of completed project

    • hshere23 says:

      Thank you for your input, David. I realized I forgot to explain MAKIA and defined it as Design as you can see.

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