Saturday, November 3, 2012

Note to Self

As pieces of me crack open in souLstorm, pieces I did not expect to be revealed... I am looking to spider as a reminder to return to my center each day and to commit to my intention and legacy. To stop complaining gather my shit and MOVE my ass out of the stagnant flow.

The following started as a reminder to me but I hope it touches you as well.
We organize our time and energy around our goals. They help give direction to our lives. And committing to and visualizing those goals can assist in reaching them BUT it’s not necessarily the same as setting an intention. And often when our goals don't shake down the way we thought they should, we don't have our intentions to bring us back to center.
With goals the future is what our mind is occupied with. Setting intention, at least according to Buddhist teachings, is quite different than goal making. It is not oriented toward a future outcome. Instead, it is a path or practice that is focused on how you are "being" in the present moment. Your focus is on the “now”, this precious moment, in the ever changing ebb and flow of life. We set our intentions based on what matters most to us and then align our worldly actions with our heart values.
Intentions need love, we can’t just set them and then ignore. We live them every day, by surrounding ourselves with reminders, filling our baskets with our “word”, meditating on them, reflecting and committing to them. Through these actions our intentions bloom.
Being grounded in our intentions is what helps us regain our mental footing, a way to establish ourselves in a context that is larger and more meaningful than our goal-oriented activities.
Each time we reconnect to our intention, we move closer to finding your own authenticity and freedom.
In that moment, you are remembering yourself and grounding your life in your heart's intention.

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