“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 destiny.” – Vedic text
Mindfulness is a receptive state of mind characterized by a clear awareness of the present moment. Mindful Intentions are born in this environment.
Often overlooked is the difference between setting intentions and setting goals. Habitually setting goals without achievement leads one to develop a sense of premature failure, a self-fulfilling prophecy. The difference between goal-setting and intention-setting is the difference between hoping life will deal the right hand of cards and taking power into the hands of oneself.
Intention is the creative power that envelopes our world. Everything that happens is guided by intention, whether conscious or not.
Setting an intention is most powerful when is it coming from a place of contentment rather than a place of need, desire or obsession. Exorcising certain beliefs or prejudices may be a prerequisite for some. Relinquishing these attachments may help the seeker to realize that attachment is based on fear, whereas detachment is the “unquestioning belief in the power of your true self.”
The ideal state of being in which to set an intention is known as “the gap.” Those familiar with the term might also be aware that meditation is among the most effective ways to enter the gap. The gap is a very simple state of awareness and being, beyond all internal noise and dialogue.
Trust that the focused intention(s) have set the organizing power of our Collective Conscious in motion to begin orchestrating their fulfillment. It is suggested that when mindfully setting an intention, she or he should feel themselves as they are in that moment.
As the seeker of fulfillment renounces figuratively, and perhaps literally, banging their heads against the wall they find themselves at peace with the knowledge that their mindfulness-set intention has begun its manifestation and will present itself in full bloom at the right time.
Included below is a mini-guide on setting Mindful Intentions.
- Relax into a comfortable silence.
- Tune into your breath; Feel it fill you, and leave.
- Once you have accomplished focus on breath, shift your mind to creating intention.
- When you have found your intention, sit with these thoughts for just a moment before letting them be, and returning to the room.
At Pachika Meditations the type of meditation practiced is that of Mindfulness. For a more comprehensive understanding on how to set mindful intentions, visit our website at www.Pachika.com for class schedules and appointments.