How to set Intention

The best way I know how to set intentions:

  • Ponder on what you’d like to experience
  • Find the feeling you’re trying to feel through having that experience.
  • Generate that feeling within you; you are already complete
  • Make this your intention.
  • And forget about it.

Don’t stress over it coming true. Bein mad, or sad if it doesn’t happen right away does not help the intention to come into light. Those emotions only produce more of themselves.

Whatever you’re after probably isn’t involving stress, anger, or sadness.

So do we initiate those feelings when setting intentions?

A part of intention setting is setting our emotions where we’d like them to be.

Once the intention is set, it’s already in motion.

You can’t control the outcome, no matter how much you think about it. Control isn’t freedom. Live in the world of possibility, of knowing yourself.

Relax into being. Rest into flow. This is the space where intentions are alive.

What I’ve Learned this Year (so far)

Since January of this year (2019), I’ve moved across the country twice, started a new job, had amazing experiences teaching yoga, met amazing people, and I have learned a lot about myself.

From the beginning of this year, I’ve learned a lot about choices.

I get to deliberately choose the things I want in my life.

I choose where to live, who I interact with, and how I interact with other people.

I choose how I start my day, I choose what I want to do.

I learned that if I don’t choose what I want, then whatever happens, happens by default. I can’t complain about what happens in those times, because in a way I chose that too. I chose it by not choosing.

I learned that if I choose what other people want me to do, then that makes them happy.

If I choose what I want to do, then that makes me happy.

Even within the choices I have already made, I continue to choose either contentment, or dissatisfaction.

Remember Day One

Isn’t it interesting how when we get a new job, we are often enthusiastic about it and so excited to be there. After a few short months, we can feel dissatisfied and negative about it. The job most likely didn’t change very much in that time. It’s us and our experiences and thoughts that continually shape our perspective on everything.

It’s like this with relationships too. When you first get into a relationship, you feel enthusiastic and so in-love. As time passes, you begin to feel maybe not as excited as you once were about things. It seems more routine, or it has become ordinary.

I have learned that it is a continual choice how you feel about the relationship, or the job, or anything else in your life.

You can feel the same way you have felt on day-one, even if it’s months or years later.

I invite you to imagine the very first day of some experience, job, relationship, or even back to the beginning of this year.

What were you feeling, thinking, or believing in during that time?

Live in that moment. Breathe it, see it, feel it.

Is any of what you have experienced on day-one applicable now?

I believe it can be.

Generate those same thoughts, feelings and excitements as you felt when you were most excited about the experience, and I bet you can find some of the same elements in that situation now. Situations change all the time, see if you can find some new things to be excited about, as if it were day-one. Every day can feel like day-one.

Every day there’s something you can find excitement in.

And that’s what I’ve learned this year (so far).

Four Steps to Let Go of Emotions

Plus a FREE Meditation

Have you ever wondered how to let go of difficult emotions? This emotion may be showing up again and again when you try to release it. Maybe you do not know where to start when it comes to releasing emotions, or have never tried to do this before.

These four steps have worked in helping me to let go of any emotion. If you would like to work on releasing some emotions, I recommend sitting in meditation to do this, or getting out some paper and a pen to write about the emotion using these steps. Let’s get started!
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For When you’re Hurting

Just remember when you feel unsafe, all the safe things you desire are protected within your heart. All this hurt is coming from outside of you. Pain is an experience, it isn’t you. What you’re looking for is in your own heart.

Your heart connects you to the skies and the ground. Your heart links your inside to the outside. Your heart is the bridge between the physical and the spiritual. What lives in your heart shall come to you in time. Until it does come— your safe place is within your own heart.

xoxo

–hope