Today, I will anchor to the present moment and gently pull my attention back to the present when it drifts to the past or future.
This intention is about living your life in the present moment. So often, our thoughts hook us and pull us out of the present moment into the past or future. Without even being aware of it, we spend hours each day drifting about in the past, endlessly reprocessing it, or drifting in the anxiety-filled waters of the future. Life is always—and only—in the now. Only in the now do we have power to create a fuller, richer, more meaningful life. Today, monitor just how much time you spend in the past and future as you again pull yourself gently back to the present where life’s opportunities exist. When we do the next right thing in the present, we are creating a fabulous future for ourselves.
For those of you joining us for the first time, I am posting a Weekday intention Monday through Friday at 6 AM Denver time. You can receive these as I post them on WordPress or you can receive these automatically in your email by going to blog.rjhandley.com and clicking the follow button or enter your email address. Please join us in changing the world one person at time beginning with ourselves.
This last Friday I posted the first Weekday intention. The blog post is titled “The Power of Intention.” Check it out in the Reader for more about the philosophy behind intentions and how they can change the way that you respond to life at work, at home, and at play.
These intentions have helped keep me attuned and connected to God’s power, love, and way of life. I created them based on my studies of authors such as Michael Singer, Thich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle, Ram Dass, Deepak Chopra, Adyashanti, Bill W. and others who are recognized masters of spiritual psychology.
Starting your day with the Weekday Intention is a great way to boot up with the spiritual software that will get you into alignment with your Higher Power. You will then find that your Higher Power responds to the intention by working within your environment and circumstances to support your intention.
Here’s how to activate the inherent power of each intention:
- Before beginning the workday, find a quiet place to sit, free from distractions.
- Let go of “doing” and focus on “being.”
- Ask your Higher Power for the power to live your intention as fully as you can, knowing that each intention is something that you can do today that will improve who you are and bring about the best outcomes for all those you come in contact with today.
- Place your hand on your heart and connect with yourself.
- Say the intention to yourself until you can feel its power within you.
- Ask your Higher Power to help keep you aware of and committed to each intention throughout the day.
- Begin your workday.
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If you would like to work with me one-on-one with on techniques for remaining in the present moment, visit me at rjhandley.com. I offer a free introductory session that will be very valuable to you.
Happy Intentional Living,