What do I mean by this? I am not trying to purposefully overuse that word, maybe I am. There are a lot of things we just say but don’t necessarily mean. There are things we do and do so unintentionally. This is part of being a human being; however, at what point do we let our actions, words, and life become so accidental? I know I have phases where I fee like a pinball bouncing around. Recently, as I listen and observe around me, this phrase, “I didn’t mean too,” is spoken. A lot. Especially from my children. As their eyes roll from the mom lessons about being mindful, I realize how important setting intent is to our lives. This hit me the hardest in a grocery line this past week. I had the #redreignsofterror and #ghost child, which is distracting at the least. Tons of groceries. I was at the finish line and just done. The cashier was kind and friendly. However, the bagger was overly friendly and we began to converse as our mounds of purchases were being loaded. As the three of us said our good byes a sinking feeling set in. I wasn’t as open with the cashier. There was the obvious barrier as this person is a foreigner. Was there a language barrier? Was she shy? Were my kids too much noise? I don’t know!! This is all simply because I did not have the intent to reach beyond awkwardness to engage this gracious person. I didn’t mean too, but I needed to mean too. The power of intent is immense. I need to become intentional in my every day community connections. How does one move from accidental to on purpose? Start with core of you.
- What is core to your beliefs? About you? People? How do you treat people? How you treat yourself?
“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”
- What do you want to accomplish? Talents? Life goals?
- What wellness issues do you need to tackle?
- How do you handle stress? What is your mental health like?
Use Resources and Community to Help You
Pick top three and start there. As new habits take hold then go back to your list and pick a few more. You can pick a long term, short term, and now. As the now and short term are mastered, replace them.
Make it easier to accomplish with a few
It takes time. It takes grace. Be aware of the moments you are in as they are happening now.
“…Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think of such things.”
Have grace and be here now
Write it everywhere. Set reminders on phone. Think or meditate about it. Let it sink in your core. It is a continual effort to be intentional.
Intent is changing your future by adjustments you make now.
I am not designed to live an accidental life. I want care for my body to be on purpose. Care for my mind to be on purpose. Care for my soul to be on purpose. I set intents to change my life, how I respect others, and react in all situations. I am in continual transformation. You are too. Set your intents and journey with me as we live an “on purpose life”.
My intentional addition
I intend for my connections with others to be given full effort and meaningful.
What are your intentions? Please share in the comment section
Namaste and Mean Too