The Power of Intentions by Biz
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. ~ Mohandas K. Gandhi
We hear a lot about “setting intentions” to have more success in our endeavors.
What exactly is intention? And how do you set it?
Let’s look at the literal definition of the word intention: an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result.
Intention starts in your head. It begins as a desire. Then it becomes a thought that you carry with you and focus on to affect change in your life.
You have used intentions throughout your life, and you might not have even been aware of it. Your intentions have created whatever your current situation in life is. If your intentions have been splattered, unbalanced, unstable, or unclear, then you probably haven’t had much success in reaching your goals.
For some, understanding that your thoughts have created your reality is a hard pill to swallow. But, don’t shoot the messenger. I’ve had to come to grips with this myself.
This law of intention is just like the law of gravity, whether you believe in it or not, you are still affected by it. The sooner you realize how to harness that energy of intention, the sooner you can make positive changes in your life.
When intentions are clear, everything lines up to make even the most impossible, possible. When you lack intention, you meander without meaning or direction.
Imagine your intentions like a tripod. A tripod has three legs. People use tripods because the three legs provide support, stabilization and balance. The camera needs all three to focus and create a clear picture.
Similarly, your intention uses the three “legs” of desire, thoughts and focus to create clarity and stability as you move toward your desired outcomes. Without one of the three legs, your tripod becomes unstable and your intention will lose its power to manifest in your life.
Desire – In the book A Happy Pocketful of Money , there is an entire chapter dedicated to banishing the word “want” from your vocabulary.
Never want anything. Wanting makes the Universe give you the conditions that create the perpetual state of wanting. Have passion, have desire, have intentions, but want not.
Your desires are unique to you and are extremely important. You must be clear and specific about your desires. Are you saying to yourself, “I desire to lose weight?”
That statement is a general, nonspecific form of a desire. It is not detailed enough to gain a result.
Instead say, “I desire to weigh 128 pounds, fit in size 2-4, be able to fit into all the rides at Disney World, be able to purchase life insurance without a rider, be able to wear that cute little polka dot dress I have been eyeing at the department store, be healthy, be off of medications …”
The list could go on.
Are you that clear? Do you actually SEE yourself there? What does it look like? When you reach 128 pounds, what will you do every day? Where will you be?
Thoughts – This leg is a tricky one. Imagine your thoughts are a white canvas, and the painting on that canvas is what you want to manifest. Your thoughts are what you think about when you see that picture.
Are your thoughts positive, or are they full of doubt and fear? Do you allow your thoughts to slip into negativity such as “That isn’t possible! That can’t be done! There is no way I can look that good”?
Focus – This leg is LOADED. It has nothing to do with determination, but rather focus is about clarity and observation. When you are mindful of the choices you make and the actions you take in your life, you will find that you are presented with opportunities that will help you along your intention’s path. First, you must clearly see yourself. Then you will be able to see opportunities for change.
To reach your desired weight loss goals, use the three-legged tripod of intention. Align your desires, your thoughts and your focus then observe a clear picture of how intention works magic to change your life.
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