How to make your intentions authentic.
What is intention?
Intention is a mental state that represents a commitment to carrying out an action or actions in the future. Intention involves mental activities such as planning and forethought.
Intentions are the fuel to manifesting your goals and visions. Intentions will help create more clarity in your life, especially when the seed is planted right before you start your meditation.
Why set intentions?
Setting an intention is a powerful practice, it is the first step in embodying that which you want. Our intention creates our reality. Have you heard the saying “Thoughts become things”? If you focus your mind on intentions, you are bringing it to your focused mind, you thoughts, your heart, and in turn helping bring it into reality.
How to set intentions?
These 3 easy steps can help and guide through the intention setting process. Remember there is never a right or wrong way of setting intentions.
Step 1: IDENTIFY YOUR INTENTIONS.
Task: Write down your intentions in one sentence. Think about your dreams? How do you envision yourself transforming?
Example: I intend to keep my body weight at the range of ____and keep it off.
Step 2: WHAT IS THEY “WHY” OF YOUR INTENTIONS.
Task: Write a sentence the describes the reason behind your intentions.
Example: I intend to lose weight so that I can live a healthier lifestyle.
Step 3: GET SPECIFIC ON YOUR TIMING.
Task: Write a sentence on when you hope to achieve your intention.
Example: I intend to lose 50 lbs by the end of this year.
Step 4: WRITE A FINAL INTENTION STATEMENT.
Now that the intention is clear, write a final intention statement. Include the 3 steps above in your answer. Place your written intention statement, somewhere that you will be able to view it often. Think of this intention statement as your declaration to the world. Share it everywhere, on social media, share it friends and family. Declare it to the universe, the universe responds to clarity.
Remember your intentions can grow and change over time. It is important to review your intentions and check if they still work for you. Intentions can be revitalized, edited and redefined at anytime. It is important to a have clear intentions and to take action towards your intentions one step at a time.
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- Bratman, M. (1987). Intention, Plans, and Practical Reason. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.