I have written in the past how I have shifted my meditation practice from a hodgepodge of activity to focusing on intention. But what exactly does that mean?
First I need to differentiate between an intention and a goal. With a goal there is a desired result such as I will earn $1000 this month or I will weigh 220 pounds by the end of the year. With intention there is no required result, it is simply doing and seeing what will happen. It is handing your desire or problem over to Spirit for guidance with the trust and belief the path will be revealed.
Many of us know what it is we want but don’t know how to go about receiving it. In my case I’m still trying to figure out who I am and what I want. It is not the best place to be at 40, but unfortunately it is my current reality. It is not the lack of goals, as I have a clear mental image of what I want my physical form to look like, what I would like my home to look like, and the experiences I would like to have. My biggest problem is I don’t know how to get there—more importantly where to start.
This is where intention comes into my meditative practice. When I can stay present, open, and ask for the help I need when I reach that state of higher consciousness, I am more receptive to receiving what I need to move forward.
This “receiving” could be in the form of a thought, a synchronicity, or the inspired act of another person. This very blog was the result of a meditative session which now allows me to connect with other like-minded people. It stemmed from the intention to have a purpose and feel less lonely in my daily life.
In writing I feel as if I am connecting with others while my purpose is to help those dealing with similar life issues feel less alone. I received the exact result I wanted even though I had no idea how to get there when I started.