Why Setting Your Intentions Matter

From the classic text of the Upanishads,

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“You are what your deepest desire is. As your desire is, so is your intention. As your intention is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.” 


[highlight] It’s not what you do that matters, but why you do it.  [/highlight]

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With the decisions that you choose to make in your life, do you stay true to who you are?  

Are you doing something to gain the approval of others or are you doing it for the highest good of your own Being? 

What is the purpose or the meaning behind it? 

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It’s not what you do that matters, but why you do it.

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When I say why, I am speaking of your intentions. 

W H Y    S E T T I N G    Y O U R     I N T E N T I O N S    M A T T E R


Intention is the catalyst of every lifetime. It gets things going. It sets things in motion and we know from elementary physics class that what is in motion stays in motion. It is the creative source of power from within that guides us to fulfill our greatest needs. Whether you decide to eat healthy, work out, contact a loved one…Everything begins with intention.

 


What is your intention? 

When you do what you do, WHY do you do it?

The majority of us in our day to day lives have unconscious actions, we do things just to do it or because it is what we are told.

When you set out your intentions to the Universe and your goals and path will become more clear to you. It is you telling the Universe that you are clear of what you desire. And what you desire is what you attract. 

Intentions are like seeds. Once you plant them, it grows and grows and grows beyond your wildest imaginations. Most times it blossoms into a beautiful flower. But sometimes, when the sun isn’t giving it enough light and you don’t give it enough water, it loses its potential and it dies. The seed that you once planted is no longer of use.

Setting out your intentions is one thing but constantly being aware of them and why you do them is another. Without your awareness, it becomes a dead duty.  With not too much sun or not too little sun, with not too much rain or not too little rain, the flowers blossom beautifully. They are captured by the awareness of the sun and the rain. Like watering a plant with the intention for it to grow, we must view ourselves and our minds the same way.     [hightlight] Be aware of what you do and why you do it. [/highlight]

Set your intentions.


 H O W   T O  S E T   Y O U R    I N T E N T I O N S

1. Fall Into the Stillness

For many of us, the reason why our inner wisdom is clouded is because the majority of the time, our mind is running back and forth in thoughts, feelings, emotions and memories. Beyond the state of a busy mind, there is the higher and silent mind. One that is your own pure awareness. You can fall into this state by practicing meditation. “Meditation takes the mind beyond the mind” (Leonard Perlmutter Ram Lev) and into a state of pure consciousness. That is the ideal place from which you should plant your intentions .

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2. Let Your Desires Flow Freely

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Release your intentions. Once you access the core of your Being, in the state of pure consciousness, let your desires flow freely.. Confidently release them into the Universe. Then let them go.

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3. Know Yourself to the CORE of Every Level 

When you are in a relationship with your thoughts, emotions, boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, brother, sister, mother, father, friend, worker, teacher, student know yourself. Know who you are so much so that even the most intimate relationships with your loved ones do not delude you. That it does not cloud your vision or your judgement or your clarity.

When you know yourself at a core level, your intentions which then become actions will give you a better perspective of clarity. That better perspective will help to guide you and lead you to your highest and greatest good.

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4. Ask the Question “Why” 

While we human beings have lived with our minds and body our entire lives, we know very little about it. Ever feel like your mind is playing tricks on you? That’s because it probably is. When we don’t not have a clear philosophy of how to foster and control our minds, it become a loose entity of its own. Asking why is crucial to understanding our minds.

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For example: You intend to live a healthier lifestyle. You are driving by your favorite bakery store and the OPEN sign is just screaaaming at you. You already had lunch and you know you shouldn’t be stuffing any more food down your stomach. But your mind uses everything to convince you to GO GO GO. And in that moment if you were to earnestly ask yourself why?

Why do you so badly want this baked good?

 Is it because you’re hungry?  -> No.

Then after some careful analyzing of your own mind, you begin to realize that you only wanted that baked good because you had quite a stressful day and in your mind, that goodie would make you all better. When in actuality, it will only make you more sick.

Ask yourself why.

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5. If You Fall Short, It’s Ok

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If you set good intentions and you happen to fall short of your goal, know and tell yourself that it’s okay. The great thing about intentions is that while things may not have turned out the way you wanted, your intentions were good.

Because when you could have given up, you kept trying which leads me to my next point.

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6. Trust and Surrender 

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Don’t be attached to your desires or its outcomes.  Doing so will make you obsessed and overly anxious. Trust that your seeds have been planted on infinitely powerful grounds and that your desires will be answered when the time is right. (when the time is right)

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In Love and Light,

Sandy

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