It surely has been a while since being on track with my blog posts and I must say, it sure feels good to be sitting here hammering on these keys again within it. To all, I hope the beginning of 2019 has served you well so far, and that you have taken some time to set some intentions for yourselves, I sure have.
Ahhhh, the feeling of a clean slate and new beginnings... a hearty time of resolutions for many, which may seem quite healthy, however with these resolutions come goals that one strives to achieve. It all sounds fantastic and may give yourself a strong sense of being focused, but also with such lofty targets can come feelings of self-disappointment if one does not achieve exactly what they had in mind and by the timeline they have restricted themselves to.
Now let's take those "resolutions" and turn them into "intentions".
What is an intention, you ask?
An intention is generated for your soul’s growth. A good intention nurtures your consciousness and has the power to significantly raise your awareness. When you set an intention, you don’t have to worry about your actions. A righteous intention creates a righteous action. Thus, creating a mental space of calm and being present, rather than possibly stressful and future fixated. I not only use intentions with the beginning of a new phase or year in my life, but also at the start of my day. I set intentions before all of my meditation groups, and prior to seeing my clients for a reiki session...really any time.
If you set an intention preceding going about your day to be, " I intend to be open to success and abundance.", "I intend to bring happiness into other people’s day." or simply "I intend to follow the flow of today." How can you go wrong? There is no room with such conations to fail yourself. It is really like drawing a map of where you just wish to go. As a matter of fact, create that map! You may not be a cartographer, nor do you need to be to draw out what you wish. Grab a notebook in the morning and jot down one or two intentions for your day.
I don't know about you, but my life has been full of expectations of myself and ones from numerous others, we have been conditioned to it. With parents come expectations, school, jobs, and relationships. Imagine alleviating this just for self alone and how much mental weight could be lifted, as well as self-pride.
Shifting the usual dynamic that you are accustomed to will change your everyday reactions and sensitivities in a way that won't even feel like any work at all.
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