Most of us find it’s easier to hangout with negative thoughts then it is to make friends with current reality. You see, current reality is rarely as dire as we tell ourselves yet we dwell in a space giving us little room for hope, and little room to imagine our life lifted up to a higher level. This is not new news, is it?
Being caught in a negative space leaves us with little energy to direct toward our intentions, so what’s the answer to climbing out of this room surrounded by anti intention? The answer might surprise you because it’s so obvious. Self reflection coupled with pen and paper may just be the answer you didn’t know you were look for.
Self Reflection is foundational to mindfulness and mindfulness practice is foundational to intention. I’m pretty sure you’re wondering what I’m smoking right now, but I assure you it’s true. Contrary to the hype surrounding mindfulness, it’s not about not thinking, no it’s about recognizing what your thinking while not attaching to those thoughts. Once you acknowledge your thoughts you gently turn back to focusing on the task at hand, that task may be meditating, writing or fixing a flat tire. Mindfulness will open your mind to a deeper self reflection then you may have ever experienced before.
Once you connect with your thoughts through self reflection aided by mindfulness you’ll find yourself tapping into and manifesting much deeper and more powerful intentions.
I ran across a short blog post about changing your mindset in relation to Intention on MindBodyGreen written by Lloyd Burnett. Below is a little bit of his post that I hope will inspire you to click the link at the bottom and read the whole thing.
Do you set intentions to have more money every year? Do you create vision boards or visualizations to attract more abundance? After a couple weeks, do your intentions of wealth turn into long lost dreams and more financial struggle?
This year, you can do the same process and hope that you’ll finall
y attract abundance, or you can change it up and move out of “living paycheck to paycheck” land forever.
Here are three steps to add to your intention-setting practice so that 2015 will be your most abundant year ever.
1. Investigate your thoughts about money.
When you understand that you manifest everything in your life, from the ups to the downs, it means that you can finally step into your power and begin to consciously manifest what you want to experience.
2. Ask from a place of abundance.
To begin manifesting from a place of abundance, investigate your mindset to see if you are manifesting from a place of lack or abundance.
3. Live from a place of abundance.
If your focus is fixed on saving and living cheaply, there is no space for financial abundance in your life. Your thoughts most likely are based in a deeply ingrained fear of not having enough and therefore your reality will constantly reflect that.
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