Discover Intent with Nemetics
“Your natural wanderings are your compass to what’s truly interesting to you.” — Nick Crocker #mindfulness
Artists use a compass. Managers use a map. #creativity #mindset
Map out where you have wandered, adjust your compass and connect with other map makers. Trust that your intent is somewhere over the horizon, somewhere within you, somewhere in the actions you do and conversations you share. You might feel it, but just don’t see it clearly yet.
Intent via #Nemetics
Trust, coherence, understanding, peace, agility, synchrodipity
Understanding intent is central to Nemetics.
One intent of Nemetics is Peace.
Intent happens in the Now, synchronizing the rhythms of our emotions, cognitions, and physical actions.
In peace, the strings of our relatedness resonate coherently.
#Trust in explicit Intent
Feel free to disagree in dialog and also … listen
“People join a dialogue provided they are interested in listening to one another, in reflecting upon perspectives different from their own, and in entertaining the prospect of being changed by what they learn. It often leads to collaborative action.” — Thomas and Pruitt (2007)
Insight Iterate Fail in RGB
- Red => the event of failure shifts circumstances (micro/energy)
- Blue = > conscious awareness of how to change (macro/constraint)
- Green = > new behaviors from new knowledge (meso/situation)
- NEME Δ Intent: The RGB torus shifts in peace
“For any system, the situation of interest is put in the meso level — green. In general the micro level — red — is the source of energy. The macro level — blue — is the source of constraints. To understand the dynamics in the meso-green world, look one proximate level up and one proximate level down.” — Michael Josefowicz
Your intent is what you really want to do now
If you act and fail, that’s fine
Seek insight from failure
Let your strategy drift to steer with intent
1. Have the Intent
Intent is as much a question as it is an answer
Stop for a moment: Your intent is what moves you in the now. You can picture it as your compass pointing toward some distant horizon you hope to reach. Yet, your intent can change, the horizon can shift.
Yesterday, what you loved connected you with like-minded others, but tomorrow the circumstances will be different. Each intent you held as an individual may need to adapt in the light of others’ feedback.
“True north” might end up adjusting itself. What was once your journey may become one that involves others who connect around a similar intent. New directions align with your own, so the story goes.
Maybe the NEME of your Intent looks like this horn torus
At the center is love, which is said to be “a motivational state”
Over time, you discover and rediscover your intent
This learning informs your strategy in life
You learn what you value
You desire to take action to see your strategy ‘come alive’
Intent is preferable to ‘I don’t know’
Intent links hopeful visions to a solid sense of purpose
Intent is autopoiesis (self making) in complex adaptive systems
“Identity is much more mutable than we commonly imagine, shifting to match the various roles we play and the contexts in which we act. We sustain a sense of self not by always being the same, but by always adapting with integrity.” — Julian Baggini
2. Notice the Changes
Listening, feeling, knowledge, behavior
Once your compass has been calibrated by Intent, you can relax and Notice from no Mind. To turn off your mind is to suspend your judgment of others, allowing you to listen for their Intent and to feel the aliveness of the situation from which engagement naturally emerges.
Loosen your intent to listen and feel in openness
Entagle new knowledge
3. Engage with the Flow
Attention, simplicity, persistence, fun,
Change is simple if you intend it to be
Persist as love goes with your flow
Contribute with care to unleash new capabilities
“Concentrate on the flow of information and the quality of relationships that emerge rather than the control of information.” — Fairholm, M. R (2013)
4. Mull the Interactions
Constraints, risks, feedback, discernment, choice
Your intent is understood as you Mull upon the choices you’ve made in life and the best interactions you’ve experienced with people you love. Life is filled with risks, so it takes discernment and feedback from others to realize your intent, or how it is changing.
Move with intent despite the risk
Listen for the feedback of constraints
“Intent creates constraints & moves them at will.” — Dibyendu De
5. Exchange Appropriately
Conversation, action, pattern, authenticity, re/discovery, narrative
Interact and act to clarify the intent you may hold in common with others. Intent is the force to shape narratives and construct shared meanings. It generates the patterns in the words and actions you present to people. Exchanging stories, our ‘nemi-thinking’, the dynamics of intent+constraint are re/discovered.
Act on choice: Exchange
Patterns of Intent
A single word, steered by Intent
Intent is louder than words
Re/Discover the purpose of Exchange
Gain clear intent from insights & iterative exchanges
Exchange with intent to move the situation and narrative
The emergence of intent can be heard in conversation
“When I went to college my Intent was to be a doctor. At college my intent became to “save the world.” Then I started a family and my Intent was to care for and nurture my family. Now I am old. I’ve realized the world will save itself,. My intent is to do what little I can do to minimize human collateral damage. After all these years, I’ve found my authentic Intent is to live in peace with people I love.” — Michael Josefowicz
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