Intention: The Seed Of Action…


Intention: The Seed Of Action



Goals vs. Intentions: I think evaluations and goals are useful, but I am a bigger fan of reflections and intentions. Intentions come from the heart and soul — they are rooted in the values most important to you. I have found my goals to be more authentic and impactful if I slow down, reflect, and connect with my deepest intentions. Intention is the seed of action.

Exploring Intention (Sankalpa) Meditation Exercise:

* Have a journal and pen nearby

* Close eyes and breathe

* Focus awareness on brow center

* Receive the question: “What has been wonderful and magical about this year? What am I especially grateful for?”

* Notice what comes up first, without thinking or searching

* Write down your answer and how it feels…

~ Pause ~

* Close eyes and breathe

* Focus awareness on brow center

* Receive the question: “What is one aspect about myself I have especially loved this year? What am I proud of?”

* Notice what comes up first, without thinking or searching

* Write down your answer and how it feels…

~ Pause ~

* Close eyes and breathe

* Focus awareness on brow center

* Receive the question: “What would I have done differently this year? What do I want to let go of?”

* Notice what comes up first, without thinking or searching

* Write down your answer and how it feels…

~ Pause ~



* Close eyes and breathe

* Focus awareness on brow center

* Receive the question: “How have I noticed Divine presence in my life?”

* Notice what comes up first, without thinking or searching

* Write down your answer and how it feels…

~ Pause ~

* Close eyes, hold your hands on your heart center and breathe gently into your heart space.

* Receive the question: “What do I want to call in for the new year? What do I desire on the deepest level?” Maybe it’s a theme or word for the year.

* Notice what comes up first, without thinking or searching

* Write down your answer and how it feels…

Create an intention (or two) with what you wrote in the meditation exercise using the following guidelines. Take your time. Let it be authentic and impactful. Affirm what you desire, instead of what you fear.

Four Principles of Effective Intentions:

Present — stated in the present tense, as if already happening

Positive — stated in the form of what is desired

Concise — clear and to the point

Resonates — feels right with your true self

Let the journey of a new year unfold! 🎉

Inhale the NOW, the NEW — exhale the OLD!



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