Did you know our thoughts, attitudes and emotions emit energetic fields, creating field environments that affect our perspective, relationships and others’ environments?
This is where we begin in Module 2 of the Leadership Challenge. Using positive mental exercises can dramatically change your life. Google’s Leadership Development Course – Search Inside Yourself is one such organisation integrating evidence based mindfulness into their workplaces.
Many leading companies such as Google and the Harvard Business School are realising that modern leadership is about how well we use our minds and the quality of our relationships with others. Rather than simply focusing on business as usual, innovative organisations are turning to mind fitness and inner skills as a way to promote the capacity to thrive and flourish.
And here’s the thing: The good news is we can positively change our individual & social field environments with attitudes of genuine love, appreciation, care and compassion, which moves us into coherence.
Coherence is a highly efficient state in which all of the body’s systems work together in harmony. Increasing personal coherence creates an alignment of mind, body, emotions and spirit through the power of the heart. (Heart Math Institute)
The field generated by the heart is called the electromagnetic field. It is the most powerful rhythmic energy field produced by the body as it becomes more organised during positive emotional – heart-coherent – states. So it’s within all of our power to create the field environment we desire.
Studies conducted in HMI’s laboratory have shown that the heart’s electromagnetic field can be detected by other individuals and can produce measurable effects in a person several feet away.
Set your Intention
In any situation, whether you’re alone with your thoughts, at a family gathering or present with coworkers, you can set an intention. “My intention is to feed the field environment with compassion, care and appreciation.”
According to Deepak Chopra the best time to plant your intentions is during the period after meditation, while your awareness remains centered in the quiet field of all possibilities. After you set an intention, let it go—simply stop thinking about it. Continue this process for a few minutes after your meditation period each day.
The sages of India observed thousands of years ago that our destiny is ultimately shaped by our deepest intentions and desires. The classic Vedic text known as the Upanishads declares, “You are what your deepest desire is. As your desire is, so is your intention. As your intention is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.”
Prep Your Field Environment
Some Chillers are working with a 6 Phase Meditation using a different application of meditation each day in the Leadership Challenge with Vishen Lakhiani. However, you can help prep your field with this effective way to begin your day. Before meetings, interactions or communications with others, try this simple technique. It will help smooth out your day and reduce stress build-up.
- Take a few minutes to quiet yourself and become centred in your heart.
- See and feel yourself maintaining balance in your meetings, communications and interactions with people.
- Ask your heart intelligence to cue you up if you start slipping into judgements, excessive drama or resignation. If you do, see yourself shifting back into your heart and reset, taking care not to judge yourself.
- Remember, even when you prep, they still may go sideways because of others’ attitudes. You still should continue to send out positive energy, because it will benefit your system and increase the ratio of positive outcomes in situations.
Want to know more: Read more, Each Individual Impacts the Field Environment