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3 Ways Setting Intentions Will Change Your Life

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Don't miss these 3 powerful ways that setting intentions will absolutely change your life.

Why should you set intentions?

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If you're new to the world of setting intentions and creating your reality, I want to share with you 3 powerful ways that setting intentions will change your life.

 

1. By setting intentions, you'll never be disappointed.

you will never be disapointed“What?? For real? Does this mean that if I set intentions, I'll always get what I want?”

Not exactly.

Setting intentions helps us create our internal reality, that is, how we think, feel, and respond to circumstances.

When you set an intention, you choose how you'd like to feel regardless of the outcome. Even when the outcome is disappointing, you get to choose how you interpret that outcome. You get to choose inner peace, joy, and gratitude no matter what the world serves up on your journey.

This shifts disappointment into acceptance. It shifts struggle into creative, inspired action.

Creating your internal reality IS creating your reality because the only journey we're on in life is the one within- everything outside of us is elusive and subject to change.

What if what you want is actually a minuscule fraction of the amazing things that are actually in store for you? Why limit your experience by playing it small getting “what you want”?

Instead, set your intentions on feeling peace, joy, and gratitude no matter what, and you'll never be disappointed.

 

2. By setting intentions, you get to take control of your life

 intentions help you take controlEver heard the famous serenity prayer?:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Sounds nice, right? But I know we're all wondering, “So what the f*ck can I actually change in life??”

Like I mentioned in #1, it's our internal reality. THAT'S what we have real control over, and that's the only thing you need to control anyway: your thoughts, feelings, and reactions. Everything else is out of your hands and not that important anyway.

A good life is one in which you've got a grip on your internal world. You feel free, you feel inspired, and you feel like you're in the driver seat.

Setting intentions is the way to jump back into the front seat, buckle up, and grab the wheel. Choose how you want to feel and you get to take control of your life.

 

3. By setting intentions, you can manifest your dreams

manifest your dreamsSetting clear intentions is laying the groundwork for what you'd like to create in life.

You start with an intention. From that you create a visualization. You believe in it and empower it. You meditate on it and make it your mantra. And with the help of the Universe, you can manifest this dream into reality.

Setting an intention and expanding that into a visualization creates a crystal clear blueprint of the journey you'd like to take.

And believe me, if it's in your highest good, the entire Universe will conspire to make it come true.

If it doesn't happen, you've got to trust that something better is in store for you: something you have no idea about yet.

And no matter the outcome, you've already chosen your response (#1!).

With setting intentions, there is no disappointment. There is open, flexible, spontaneous co-creation with the Universal grand scheme playing out before us.

Get in the driver seat of your own journey and enjoy the ride.

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11 thoughts on “3 Ways Setting Intentions Will Change Your Life”

  1. Set the intention of taking a person as they are, not how you would like them to be.
    Some people do not take offense at slang and swearing – let those people express as who they are – I found some of these replies counterproductive to why I’m here. The people that replied as such were judging. Not nice

  2. This was really good. You seems so with it. So please don’t use bad words especially after quoting a prayer. Remember you have a big audience and some of us do not use or appreciate bad language. Thank you

    • I hope you font take thus the wrong way but I want to share a story with you. When I was in college I took a public speaking class. Our instructor started the course with a few rules. DO NOT do a speech on any controversial topics such as religion or abortion. And DO NOT use any cuss words or i will not let you finish and fail you on the spot. Seemed fair enough right? Well not for me because before I took that class a took a writing class and there was an assignment about how people express themselves and how sometimes we can’t get the actual ‘feeling’ across because of the fear of offending someone else. We were given an article called “Cuss time” which was about a writer that would allow her 10 year old son a specific amount of time to express hisself using words he would normally not be able to use. So with this assignment in mind my first speech in that public speaking class was entirely about cuss words and contained A LOT of them. She did not stop me nor did she fail me instead when I was finish she told me that was the best speech she had heard in her entire 15 year career and that I had changed her mind regarding the use of cuss words. Basically what my message was in that speech was that it is OK to be offended by the way that someone else chooses to express themselves but what is not ok is to tell someone how they SHOULDN’T express themselves. Sometimes there are no other words that can ACCURATELY capture a persons feeling on a given topic or instance, and to expect them to water it down to something that’s more appropriate in your own mind is far from fair, as well as, a violation of a persons fundamental right. Freedom of expression! So with that in mind, I would really encourage you instead of pointing out what you feel to be inappropriate you try to actually understand how that person felt when they word it that way. Cuss words whether you feel them to be inappropriate or not are just as powerful, meaningful, and emotionally charged as any other word. Now I do agree that there are times when they are just flat out distasteful BUT the way the author used it here could not have been MORE appropriate nor could any other word truly capture the feeling she was trying to convey! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. Hi

    I have heard about the necessity of controlling your inner world.

    I am working on the discipline to do so.

    How do I remain focussed? I have very acute anxiety and mild depression.

  4. Hi
    Gia
    I am Tarannum niyaz.I wanted to share some important aspects with you and want to get the guidence to come out from comfortzone.
    Sometimes I feel so alone
    not able to make proper goal of my life as well feel lack of motivation,enthusiasm and company of inspiring positive friends.I am highly qualified but still not working any where….and many more things I want to share with you.
    plz help me
    kindly b in touch with me
    Tarannum

  5. Hi Gia my name is Marie. I don’t know if you can help me but i have suffered from depression for many years most of the time i live in my head if you can understand that an to be honest i will try anything to help my depression i hope you can help me .

    • Hi Marie. My name is Linda Jordan-Clark. I too have suffered from depression for years. Recently I realized that I had post-partum depression. i was 24 then, I will be 60 in May. I wish I could have gotten help. I am on medication, but my depression has gotten worse and I’m scared because I don’t know how to help myself. I attend a methodist church, on most Sunday’s. I really wanted to go today but I just couldn’t get out of bed. Something came over me and I got ready and was on time. Sitting there I felt so at home. Comforting, still, calmness came over me. The pastor said you may not have wanted to come, you may be depressed, but God is in the house and you are loved. I have sciatica and usually can’t walk,
      but I didn’t feel a thing.
      I wish you well.

      .

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