Before you agree to do anything that might add even the smallest amount of stress to your life, ask yourself: What is my truest intention? Give yourself time to let a yes resound within you. When it’s right, I guarantee that your entire body will feel it. Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
It is what gets you from point A to point B, intention. It is a motivating and driving force that enables you to do and to be. Everything that you do starts with with an idea. The idea grows in size and power until there is action. The natural growth of that idea into an energetic force is intention.
Intention to do. Intention to be. Intention is like a compass pointing you in a direction. Attention that follows intention is what starts you on that journey to reach that goal. The intention precedes attention to the goal.
Often what is needed to transform and idea or thought into intention is a catalyst. Words can acts as catalysts, words like “creativity”, “kindness”, “love”, “beauty”, “abundant”, and “receptive”.
Take each word and expand the meaning of the word in terms of being a catalyst for doing and being.
What can you create? What idea can you take and add to it. How is creativity like a flower?
What does kindness look like to you? What acts of kindness can you do today? What does intentional kindness look like? What does kindness feel like?
What is the intention of love? What does it take to be intentional about love? What can you do to be intentional about love today?
Observe. Take some time out to discover beauty around you. Just look and notice. The act of being intentional about noticing beauty may be eye-opening. What are you noticing?
What does abundant mean to you? Does it mean available? Does it mean large in quantity? Does it mean high in quality? What is abundance? Lack of want? What do you have abundance of? What are you desiring to be more abundant in your life?
Open to something new. How are you being receptive to your thoughts? How are you looking at your thoughts in terms of creating more abundance, more love, more beauty, more kindness and more creativity? Intention starts with your ability to receive into your life the very things that surround you today. Use what you have to get what you want. Use your creativity, use your kindness, use your love, use the beauty, use your abundant ideas to live with greater intention.
Listen to what Deepak Chopra has to say about intention. What are you doing to be more intentional about your life?