Everything that happens in the universe begins with intention and sometimes we need a reminder in our lives that everything we are doing is the right thing. When we set intentions, we ask the universe to guide us toward our goals.
The sages of India observed thousands of years ago that our destiny is ultimately shaped by our deepest intentions and desires.
The classic Vedic text known as the Upanishads declares, “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.”
Like real seeds, intentions can’t grow if you hold on to them. Only when you release your intentions into the fertile depths of your consciousness can they grow and flourish.
Here are the steps for setting your intention:
I will end this chapter with our favourite intention and with a powerful poem.
"Live with intention. Walk to the edge.
Listen hard. Practice wellness.
Play with abandon. Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Continue to learn.
Appreciate your friends.
Do what you love and live as if
this is all there is."
- Mary Anne Radmacher
According to yogic traditions, a mantra is a Sanskrit word or phrase that has special powers to transform consciousness, promote healing or fulfill desires.
Sitting in a comfortable position, with the eyes closed, the mantra is repeated silently or aloud. The mind is focused on the mantra, the thoughts are let go of and the breath is slow and deep.