The Power of Intention

As humans we often far underestimate the power of our thoughts. We can think ourselves to greatness or think ourselves to illness, even life taking illness. We deny our power while creating the life we don’t want and wonder what happened. The truth is that we get what we think (believe) not what we say we want. When we understand the power of our thoughts, our beliefs and our commitments, especially to our word, we are standing on the doorstep of the possibility of creating an amazing life for ourselves.

Creating our best life starts with being our word. Being our word is a powerful commitment to ourselves. Gratitude Training teaches this and so does Don Miguel Ruiz in his book, The Four Agreements. The first agreement is Being Impeccable With Our Word. We literally are what we say. When we talk ourselves down and fail to keep our word we sow the seeds of our own life of disconnection and regret. But when we learn to become our word and truly understand the value of that, the path to an amazing life can be accessed.

Living life on purpose, and bringing our dreams to life, starts with pure intent also known as intention. Intention is not a wish. It is a commitment to do what it takes to show up for ourselves in our lives, to stand for who we are. From a metaphysical perspective, intention is far more important than the details of how to get it done. Pure intent means that although we may also be beneficiaries or even the primary beneficiary of what we intend, our deeper desire is for this thing to happen for the good of all mankind. For those who wish to change the world there is only one way to do it. That way is changing ourselves because when we change the world cannot help but change. We are all connected so that when we do the work of changing ourselves everyone else benefits. We become the cause and the world becomes the effect.

Pure intent also requires that we know our why. In one of the most viewed TED Talks of all time Simon Sinek encourages us to start with why. When we meet people we often tell them what we do. But what we do does not matter nearly as much as why we do it. That “why” can also be demonstrated as a personal vision statement. When you tell people your “why” you have told them the most important information you can convey to them which is your purpose. Everything else flows from that. When you know your “why”, how is just another detail that will easily fall into place.

This past week I participated in Gratitude Training Part 2 in Pompano Beach and I personally witnessed and participated in seeing the Power of Intention at work. I learned that when pure intent is in place the details just seem to work themselves out. This may seem to a little simplistic to all of us doer junkies but the Power of Intention should never be underestimated.

If you are ready to put the Power of Intention to work in your life follow these steps:

  1. Know your “why”.
  2. Be impeccable with your word.
  3. Decide what you want to create and make sure it is in alignment with your “why”.
  4. Make sure it is for the good of all.
  5. Put forth your Powerful Intention.
  6. Stand up for it.
  7. Take Inspired Action.
  8. Be prepared to be amazed.
  9. Rinse and repeat.
  10. Enjoy the incredible life you have created for yourself.

Lynn Everard

Please note: The author is not a licensed medical or psychological professional and the contents of this blog and its posts are not to prescribe cures or solutions. The reader assumes all responsibility for using the contents for his or her own edification.