Intention: an act or instance of determining mentally upon some action or result
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” Dr Seuss, Oh the Places you’ll Go
I read. A lot. I don’t remember learning how to, I just remember doing it. From a very early age I filled my mind with adventures and the words of others. To find myself in another world, taken on a flight of fancy or finding answers to complicated questions, books have always been an essential part of my life. To this day I have a dictionary and thesaurus on my bedside table and apps on my phone and tablet. You never know when you might need to look up a good word to explain something or to ‘draw a picture’ for someone. As you see from the quote above what I read is not always complicated, in-depth or even world-shattering, it just has to pique my interest and add to my breadth of knowledge.
What’s that got to do with this deliberate journey of mine? Absolutely everything. Without the writings, the ideas and thought processes, the knowledge and experiences of others, I am adrift. That’s not to say that I follow blindly and latch onto something and run with it. I’m far too considered for that. What it does mean is that I get to ponder, filter and be inspired by others and take what I need to improve myself and move forward with some sense of clarity. It’s also lots of fun.
All this reading stuff, has led me to the realisation that if I truly want to create the life I desire with all the freedom, joy and abundance I choose, I have to be deliberate in my thoughts. That’s it. Simple.
Simple?! I have spent months writing every day manifesting, visualising and creating in my mind and on paper and still nothing. What am I doing wrong? It transpires that I’m doing nothing wrong, per se. I’ve just left one step out — let go. With all this ‘building amazing things’ going on, I’ve been pushing, impatient, expecting it all to happen in my time, only to realise it doesn’t actually work like that. Trust and let go. That’s the step. Now I just have to breathe it in and breathe it out and let it be so. My social enterprise is in my mind, full of intention, written on paper and ready to happen. I just have to let go…