You might have heard about INTENTIONS very often lately. The first time I was asked to “set my intention” was in my beginners yoga class. Yoga, back then, was uncharted territory. My dad freaked out because he was “losing me to hippies.” But I had been curious for over 15 years and I couldn’t wait any longer. Little did I know the transformational path I was embracing.
Today I can assert I believe in INTENTION completely, wholeheartedly, without a speck of doubt… to the point that I am afraid that flaunting the word so much might cause it to lose its strong, life-changing meaning.
The truth is, in my therapy sessions, in my personal life, with my kids, students, clients... I always set and explore intentions.
Now, beyond the spiritual act of setting intentions, I work on the realization (earthy, simple, profoundly human) of what your intention is behind each and every act of our life. I set intentions before I set out to do something, and I explored intentions when analyzing events after the fact… They ALWAYS lead me to know more about myself. And knowing myself better has put me on a path to find strength, guidance, meaning, and specially peace.
I do believe this is another example of the dialectical nature of life, another example of taking care of the mundane to approach the divine, in whichever form that takes for you.
So today, tomorrow, always, I ask not only why? But also WHAT FOR? (see more about this AMAZING question in my next blog post.
Please send me your questions about INTENTIONS, I will be glad to do my best to answer them.