Intention and Love

So my weekend started with walking into a random mostly empty sushi shop in Los Angeles and seeing a very famous celebrity singer. Being as I’m not too shy and just curious how they become successful usually, I kindly asked her if it was alright if I spoke to her as not to invade her space. She was sweet and asked me where I was from. I told her about where I lived in Los Angeles then I asked her how she became so successful. To my surprise her answer was just this, “intention” one of my favorite words. I thought wow this is something I work with all the time. I asked her how long it took her to become successful and she said ten years. After some more brief conversation she left. The next day I had a class I attended through the weekend. In this particular class we work a lot with intention but the intentions are not really about the world i.e. becoming famous or successful in the world, they are more of inner intentions that we work on to have greater clarity within ourselves. Something I work with is being an artist that has so many outlets picking one can be a great struggle. Not that I have to pick one but if I don’t I usually tend not to do any. A lot of the intentions I set are about direction or happiness and self acceptance or having greater abundance which could show up in a plethora of ways. Also because I am creative in all these artistic areas I often worry what if one area doesn’t fit with another and I won’t be taken seriously? Does comedy fit with spirituality? Is my art good enough? What if people don’t like my music? I question myself constantly instead of putting myself out there sometimes. When I set intentions such as to love my life just as it is or honor that my process is in the perfect place it needs to be for my learning and growth I can quiet my mind until I have clear direction. It seems pretty perfect my weekend would play out the way it did and I’m not sure entirely what it means and I don’t need to. The key point is that I learned something from every moment and am loving myself in an even greater way no matter where I am or what I’m doing in this world. This way I can relax and let go, surrender and not measure happiness by success or compare myself to others.So my weekend started with walking into a random mostly empty sushi shop in Los Angeles and seeing a very famous celebrity singer. Being as I’m not too shy and just curious how they become successful usually, I kindly asked her if it was alright if I spoke to her as not to invade her space. She was sweet and asked me where I was from. I told her about where I lived in Los Angeles then I asked her how she became so successful. To my surprise her answer was just this, “intention” one of my favorite words. I thought wow this is something I work with all the time. I asked her how long it took her to become successful and she said ten years. After some more brief conversation she left. The next day I had a class I attended through the weekend. In this particular class we work a lot with intention but the intentions are not really about the world i.e. becoming famous or successful in the world, they are more of inner intentions that we work on to have greater clarity within ourselves. Something I work with is being an artist that has so many outlets picking one can be a great struggle. Not that I have to pick one but if I don’t I usually tend not to do any. A lot of the intentions I set are about direction or happiness and self acceptance or having greater abundance which could show up in a plethora of ways. Also because I am creative in all these artistic areas I often worry what if one area doesn’t fit with another and I won’t be taken seriously? Does comedy fit with spirituality? Is my art good enough? What if people don’t like my music? I question myself constantly instead of putting myself out there sometimes. When I set intentions such as to love my life just as it is or honor that my process is in the perfect place it needs to be for my learning and growth I can quiet my mind until I have clear direction. It seems pretty perfect my weekend would play out the way it did and I’m not sure entirely what it means and I don’t need to. The key point is that I learned something from every moment and am loving myself in an even greater way no matter where I am or what I’m doing in this world. This way I can relax and let go, surrender and not measure happiness by success or compare myself to others.

“Delicate Awakening” photo by me.
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