Whether or not we are conscious of our intentions, they continually shape our reality. Intention setting is often confused with goal or resolution, but discerning the difference is an essential teaching.
Intention setting is oriented to the mechanics of the fulfillment of the desire that is motivating our goal. Our intention describes how we will BE in order to HAVE what we seek.
Consider reverse engineering your goal. When your goal is achieved, you will feel _____? To arrive at your intention, create a present tense statement of feeling this way. For example, I am self-compassionate and patient (intention) as I develop a habit of thirty minutes of moderate physical activity 5/7 days per week for the next 90 days. (goal) The key insight is deciding to feel _____ (self- compassionate and patient) established intention/ how to BE so you may create the conditions to motivate and support you in the pursuit of your goal.
“Once you make a decision, the whole universe conspires to make it happen”.
Ralph Waldo Emmerson