Leadership Insights Series: Quantum Development and The Dynamics Of Influence

Quantum physics, with all of its great mysteries, directly applies to personal development and to how we live our life. However, the only way to perceive how it translates into human process is to learn how to experience it.

This Fulcrum ventures into one of several experiential dimensions of personal and leadership development. They may not teach it in schools and yet the more you practice the core principles that are highlighted in this little writing, the more you may wonder why they don’t.

What does success mean to you?
Success means different things for different people. For some, it begins with the growth and evolution of their ‘inner enterprise’ – their core and state of being. For others, it means success in worldly terms. Fortunate are those who are able to have both.

For really successful people, the way they live their life is their core business. Whatever they create outside of themselves is a reflection of their quality of being and the reasons why they do what they do. Quality of being, however, is a never-ending developmental process. This writing highlights one of its key elements.

The Tuning Fork Principle

Did you ever hold two identical tuning forks (that musicians use to tune their instruments), knock one  against a hard surface to make it resonate and then point it at the other toexperience how it’s still twin activates? The tuning fork principle is one of the most powerful laws in the universe: Whenever anything at all resonates with some intensity and constancy, the vibes that it generates cause other formations of the same kind to also resonate – regardless of distance.


The implications of this principle are quite incredible and far reaching, present in multiple dimensions, from the cellular to the inter-galactic. It is active between individuals, teams, organisations and entire nations, creating unseen connective vibes between people in love, people of similar nature and those who share similar motives, pursuits or occupation. This is why when you know someone well you can at times feel their ‘vibes’ at a distance.

The tuning fork principle is present in the entanglement phenomenon of quantum physics, where two particles are entangled with each other forever by placing them close-by and then separating them. Whenever one goes through a change in its energy state, it instantly and equally affects the other regardless of its location in the universe.

Power attracts power; weakness attracts weakness; success attracts success and failure attracts failure… high intelligence attracts more of its kind; smiles trigger smiles; aggression triggers aggression; willingness triggers willingness; warmth triggers warmth… The tuning fork principle is active in our life hundreds of times a day. This is why people’s state of being can be so influential: A person’s intact inner state can act as a powerful tuning fork, transmitting regenerative vibes that can influence other people’s state, thereby enabling – empowering – them to leap into higher energy states that they may not be able to get to on their own.

Visit any place that hosts large gatherings to detect the many little groups formed by people who share same-same ‘vibes’. The study of this universal principle leads to deep understanding of human behaviour.

Crisis brings out the best and worst of people. If you have ever been present in crisis in the company of people – most if not all of us have, most probably more than once – you would carry the experience of the ‘vibes’ that are generated by individuals and especially by a crowd. You can almost hear it and most certainly acutely feel it.

The challenge with crisis situations is that untrained people are prone to rapidly lose themselves and become disconnected from their natural stability. This is where leaders are recognised by the calmness of their radiation and confidence instilling vibes that help others find themselves. And while what is being communicated by words is always important, people’s vibes – their level, steadfastness and quality – are the most influential elements in times of crisis.

What kind of tuning fork are you?
The human is not a one thing: The nature and symphony of our vibes alters according to the situation that we are in. Strong one moment, insecure in the next; warm here and cold there; tough in the morning and soft in the afternoon; resilient when dealing with one issue and not so when dealing with another… Each of these states is a tuning fork for the energies that powers it, with either a strengthening or weakening effect in the person. The question being: Which is the most dominant vibe?

As humans, we cannot and are not meant to be perfect. None of us can be a total 100% tuning fork to the energies of inner tranquillity, as an example. The task is to personally develop towards achieving a stable centre of gravity; an inner critical mass towards building the kind of constancy by which a person gets to be known, where one always bounces back to a recognizably consistent state of being.

The unlimited range and possible combinations and blends of qualities and their attendant energies create in each of us the unique vibes by which we are recognised, thus ‘being in your element’.

Leadership Vibes
Leaders working to refine their leadership skills would be aware of the vital balance between the human doing and human being states. When people love you for the person that you are, for the nature of your dynamic and constructive presence, they will more easily forgive a mistake than they would with a person that radiates deviousness and conflict.

Our state of being influences each other’s semi-conscious. Our actions directly impact the conscious. When the doing and being are in harmony, a person’s inner tuning fork will have high impact ‘bothing’ effects – in the conscious and the semi-conscious – within their spheres of influence, thus, drawing comments on their charismatic presence.

The more developed a person, the greater the inner harmony and therefore, the stiller their vibes, a quality that lends itself to enhancing a person’s ability to stay focused, cool, calm and collected.

If it is important for you to perceive, understand and develop the kind of tuning fork that your life represents at any given point in time – is it exciting or irritating, as an example – find ways to get the feedback – from within yourself and from others – that would provide you with objective perspectives that will then help to let go of habits that attract things that have no place in your future.

Where establishing a 7/10 constancy becomes a prime developmental objective.

When people listen to your ‘vibes’, what kind of dance does it cause in their mind?

With best wishes,
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