Dream of Love: Exploring the Inner Work of Modern, Quantum Leadership Through the Novel by Karin Jironet

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Meaning Matters

Dream of Love points at consciousness competences that are within human reach, yet infrequently viewed as leadership aptitudes. It addresses how to ‘manage’ energy in the context of leadership and personal evolution. The two protagonists, a man and a woman whose age, nationality, and upbringing remain vague, find themselves delving into these very issues, prompted by their love for the other. Across a number of international locations, they each deal with non-locality, uncertainty, and, each experience multiple mind-states at the same time. Feeling into probability, interacting with what could emerge, participation is based on choice of mindset. These factors are identified in quantum physics and thus transfer into what can be defined as quantum leadership.

The protagonists’ thinking tends to oscillate between both models. They derive meaning from the ontic view – things are the way they are independently of interpretation. Simultaneously, they believe things to be fluid and continuously changeable, epistemic. In their view, events happen for a reason that is observable and possible to interpret based on experience, as well as full of unknown components, that might play the bigger part in what evolves in a given situation. They undergo this uncertainty with mostly innocent acceptance, trust and doubt in equal measure.

The linear paradigm, often further informed by religion and moral philosophy, placed ‘meaning’ at the end. But isn’t meaning a deep sense of knowing pervading all levels of action and interaction, rather than order in a hierarchy of needs? Don’t we need meaning, in whatever form we find it, every day? Where can we derive meaning in leadership? These are questions they grapple with – as many leaders do.

The power of the central characters’ encounter guides them through their personal development and individuation journey, and gradually they cope with the inner work of unlearning and releasing limiting imprints. It exemplifies how to achieve mental and emotional breakthroughs by means of self-reflection, contemplation, meditation, and having the courage to face and renounce self-limiting habits of mind and create a desired future. The course of their relationship forms a powerful reminder that this is easier said and wished for than actually realized. Their love guides them forward and throughout the course of the book, their relationship exemplifies how to balance objective and subjective consciousness – an essential technique for modern leadership.


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