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What Is Your Intent?

What Is Your Intent?

Intent is a seed in consciousness, or spirit. If you pay attention to it, it has within it the means for its own fulfillment.

We can restore the power of intent through a return to the true self, or self-actualization. People who attain self-actualization reestablish their connectedness to the non-local mind. They have no desire to manipulate and control others. They are independent of criticism and also of flattery. They feel beneath no one, but they also feel superior to no one. They are in touch with the internal reference point that is their soul, and not their ego.

Anxiety is no longer an issue, because anxiety comes from the ego’s need to protect itself. And that anxiety is what interferes with the spontaneity of intent. Intent is the mechanics through which spirit transforms itself into material reality.

Mature spirituality requires sobriety of awareness. If you are sober, you are responsive to feedback but at the same time immune to criticism and flattery. You learn to let go and you do not worry about the result. You have confidence in the outcome, and you start to see the synchronicity that is always organized around you.

Intention provides opportunities that you have to be alert to. Good luck is opportunity and preparedness coming together. Intention will provide you opportunities, but you still need to act when the opportunity is provided.

Whenever you take action, have the attitude that you are not performing the action. Have the attitude that your actions are really the actions of nonlocal intelligence, the organizing universal spirit. You will begin to notice a great diminution of anxiety. You will also be less attached to the result.

Adapted from The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, by Deepak Chopra (Three Rivers Press).

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Deepak Chopra

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.

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5:14AM PST on Nov 26, 2012

thanks for sharing!

4:05AM PST on Nov 25, 2012

thank you!!

2:41AM PST on Nov 24, 2012

stay sober.. literally too!!! ;}

9:11PM PST on Nov 23, 2012

That marvelous word, intent and/or intention saves me from broken promises and the speaking of falsehoods.

I try to not say "I will" but I intend to......."

Or, when starting a program, "It is my intention...."

It also keeps me from dismal failure. I intended to....I did not promise.

How do I know "God willing and the creek don't rise" as the pioneers used to say.

I don't know about that creek!

And I do know about Creator.....if he has a different plan, his plan always seems to be a whole lot better than my intention. I'll take his plan!!!"

7:14PM PST on Nov 23, 2012

Very important thanks.

5:26PM PST on Nov 23, 2012

It will be what it has to be
Thank you

4:43PM PST on Nov 23, 2012

To try and get through life in one piece.

12:02PM PST on Nov 23, 2012

Powerful and insightful...

7:26AM PST on Nov 23, 2012

Thanks.

6:28AM PST on Nov 23, 2012

Amen. "Our thoughts ar prayers and we are always praying ......"

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