Gary Zukav says, “You can know a tree by its fruit. In the same way, you can always identify your intentions by your experience.”
I’m learning about how our intentions affect our life. Within every intention is a purpose, and what it creates has an effect. It’s easy enough to say my intention for making dinner is to fulfill that need of nourishing my body. However, Intentions play a much deeper part in how we create the life we want to live. If we find ourselves feeling happy, it’s because whatever intention we have has lead us to happiness. If we find ourselves miserable, it too is because of an intention that brought us to this place. Another-words intentions can work for us or against us, which is why it’s so important for us to pay attention to what we are saying and doing. Along with our intentions, good or bad, we pull into our life all the people and tools we need to make it happen. So I ask myself, do I intentionally bring destructive things into my life? I guess I do but on unconscious level because I’d never intentional do that. As I look for an example in my own life this was an eye opener for me.
I’ve always wanted to be at a healthy weight for as long as I can remember. My intention is to feel healthy enough to live a productive life. I can even envision and see myself there. That’s a great intention I think. So why isn’t it happening for me? I guess it’s because the intention to be comfortable is stronger than the intention to be health. So all my energy goes into creating intentions of comfort. I love comfort food, and the worse I feel the more I want something that gives me comfort, but then I feel discomfort because I’m not living up to my own expectations, and the wheel goes round and round. I also don’t like to exercise, and choose comfort over that. There’s nothing wrong with living your life in comfort, but if you have an intention to live a healthy lifestyle I think you have to find a place of balance all around. I have to begin to ask myself how my intention of eating comfort food is going to create a healthy lifestyle? I have to allow myself to be conscious and responsible for my actions. I also need to be true and kind to myself by finding a happy medium because otherwise I’ll simple sabotage all my good intentioned efforts. So I can have my cake and health too, as long as my purpose fits into the end results of my main intention which has an added element now. To live a healthy productive “fun” filled life.