of the most powerful actions we can take for personal development and for
reaching future goals is to set intentions or sankalpas that are the most important to us.
means if want something really badly and it is important to you then you set
very specific intentions with some visualisations and plans of how that
intention needs to happen. This is the preparation stage, which goes on in your
mind and heart.
first think something before it can manifest.
the second part is to take action on those thoughts so they have power behind
them. The bigger your intention the most energy and power you need to put into
example if you want to buy a new car and you have the money to do so, then you
make the intention of going to the dealership and then you actually physically
get up and go there. This is a very basic sankalpa.
what if you want to buy a car you don’t have the money for? Then if it is
really important to you, first you think about wanting the car and making a
plan of how to make the money to buy it.
in this way you have made your desire clear and now you will put in the work to
make the money to buy that car. This is a more long-term intention.
only come into physical manifestations if you work for them. They don’t happen
if you only set an intention.
is an excerpt from The Yogi Code
where I speak about how to start setting specific intentions so you can prosper
and elevate your life to where you want it to be.
Intentions: The Key to Manifest
Start to make every step of your life a conscious
movement of intentions. Today before you eat, first become aware of your
intention. Be aware whether you are going to eat out of real hunger, boredom,
pleasure, entertainment, or a desire to socialise.
Before you speak, before a word leaves your mouth,
understand your intention behind saying something. Be conscious if you are
speaking out of truth, fear, ambition, anger, or joy.
The next meeting you go to, question your intent.
Are you going to get something, to be of service, or to share in a moment?
Apply this way of thinking to everything you do and
see the truth behind everything that motivates you. See how surprised you
become when you first check your motivation and intent behind your next action.
As you apply this to any situation of life, family, friends, work, and all your
personal habits, a clear picture will emerge of how you became the person you
are today, why you do the things you do, and where you are heading in the next 20
As you get into the habit of first checking your
motivations and intentions, slowly you will start to head in a direction that
is preferable to you and old habits will turn into new and productive ones.
Right now, I know from my own life that I am
motivated and have an intention to be productive in everything I do. My interactions
all have to be specifically about growing on my path and sharing time with
others who want to enter this path or advance further along it. I was not
always like this and for now it is a phase of my path while I am working with
people. Maybe when I settle into village life in many years to come, my intentions
will be to do more practise and not have as much interaction. For now this is
my reality, which I have created through my intentions.
This is a sure way of paving your old road with new
asphalt of conscious intentions, where you know why you are doing something and
what your expectations are.
You may still not always get what you want, but you
will know for sure why you did something without any confusion or regrets. It
makes for a much clearer mind and more guiltless existence.
(This is the third and last column in a three-part series. You can read the first part here and second part here)
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