Emerging Insights, 25 November 2020
“Energy flows where attention goes as directed by intention!”
There is something that happens when we show up grounded in a purposeful and present way.
We tend to experience a sense of flow and a laser beam focus. New ideas pop into our heads when we need them. Doors magically open, mountains move out of our way and new opportunities appear. We connect easily with others, people are drawn to our energy, are more trusting and are more willing to collaborate.
Intention is the driving and invisible force behind how we see the world, what we pay attention to and how we respond to it! It determines what we naturally gravitate towards and what we naturally avoid.
Here is the thing, most of us are unaware of this invisible force and energy, as it mostly operates outside of our conscious awareness.
If our intention is only half cooked or not aligned with what we are aiming to accomplish, then moving forward might be an uphill battle.
However, when we are guided by a higher intention or BIG WHY (something of greater importance or significance, ecology and integrity), our attention and our energy will not only be ‘instinctively’ on the things that move us toward what we are aiming to accomplish. More importantly, it will guide our focus on goals, projects and opportunities that are purposeful and aligned with our true nature.
You can read more about leading with a strong and purposeful why in an article I wrote a few years ago … As a transformation leader, what’s your why and how does it show up in your behaviours? click here.
As a transformation leader, what is your intention?
“When you lead from a higher purpose, your message will be heard much deeper than the words that you lead with!” Mike Schwarzer
Consider the nature of your intentions when you show up. What are they and where do they come from? Are they grounded in the embodiment of intellectual thinking or in the innate wisdom and ecology of your deeper mind?
As you step back and quietly reflect on this, take note of the quality of the essence that drives you.
Where does it come from? How does it serve you? How does it serve others? How does it serve your community? And to make it a bit bolder, how does it serve the planet? How does it contribute to the health and wellbeing of all things living?
How conducive is the way you show up to inspire others and to invite their collaboration? How does it create an environment that draws out the deeper potential and wisdom in the people that you serve?
How does it allow you to maintain a peace of mind in times of turbulence? How does it allow for your mind to be open and to see the world with fresh eyes?
So, where does your energy flow?
Where is your energy not flowing in the direction that you want to? Where are you not making the impact that you desire? Where could you do with greater focus and clarity of mind? Where do you need greater collaboration from others? Where would you want to draw more from your people’s wisdom?
Where your attention goes and your energy flows, is an expression of your intention!
In that sense they give you clues about the focus of your intention. Hence, if you want to influence what you are paying attention to and the flow of your energy, check in with what influences your intention – its purpose, its ecology and its integrity.
Exercise in Intentionality!
To learn more about how you can show up with Purposeful Intention and with Greater Impact, I have created an Exercise in Intentionality!
“He who has a WHY to live can bear almost any HOW.” Friedrick Nietzsche
It is a practical tool designed to assist you in showing up more aligned with your deeper nature and from a space where your message is heard much deeper than the words that you are leading with.
A foundation for creating an environment and energy in a way where the people that you lead and work with feel encouraged and enthused to participate and engage in conversation and change.
With that in mind, always explore and find out for yourself what’s being shared with you!
Learn heaps and keep shining your light on the world! 😊
To your best
About Mike Schwarzer
Mike is a Transformation Professional and Learning Leader who is passionate about helping leaders and organisations to solve the problems that they have not been able to solve elsewhere.
He works with the underlying mental, behavioural and deeper innate dynamics that drive people’s and organisations’ thinking and actions. He creates and holds the space where they learn how to tap into their inner and outer capabilities in transformational ways and lift their perceptual abilities to see their world, its problems and emerging solutions with fresh eyes.
At the organisational level, Mike’s approach challenges the status quo and hierarchical thinking. He takes you into the world of living ‘open & adaptive’ systems and their self-organising nature. From there you will be able to create a workplace culture that naturally draws from the collective wisdom of all its people and that is highly adaptable to the changing winds of a complex world.
For more information about Mike visit www.mikeschwarzer.com.