It's a new day and week, which makes it a great time to do some clearing and set a few strong, positive intentions for yourself!
This morning, I woke up thinking about patience. I am practicing being more patient with myself as I try new things, take on new projects, explore options for myself professionally, meet new people and develop my creativity. All these things take time. No microwave cooking here where we just throw something in, zap it and 2 minutes later -- ding! So, my intention for the day is:
I practice patience with myself and others. I respect that things take time and I don't want to rush anything at the expense of quality and depth.
The other intention I am setting today has to do with the Beauty Image post I wrote yesterday. I have to say, I am so grateful for the responses I get to my writing because not only do I know it's reaching you and affecting how you think about things but your insights really help me understand these issues and topics better. A few people wrote me a reminder that these beauty standards and ideas are so clearly constructed and external. What powerful thinkers and seers we are when we choose what to define as beautiful, and see people in their full essence.
The sunlight bouncing off the trees and flowers in Central Park was simply stunning yesterday, and I felt so happy that I stayed in there a good two hours after class to jog, walk and sit. One of my friends/intenSati students, a life coach, suggested I think about the way each person "contributes" to the beauty landscape and that image stayed with me all day. I leveraged those good feelings when I got home and practiced some really good self care. Then, I wrote for hours and met a writing deadline for a blog I contribute to well ahead of the deadline (by writers standards, anyway, 6 hours) and took such pride in what I wrote!
So, my intention for today is:
I see beauty in me and all around me. I am so grateful for the love and appreciation I show the world and the way it is reflected back to me.
Are you ready to set some intentions for the day? Start simply. I encourage you to use your weekend as a starting point. If some things went well for you, affirm, validate and build on them! For those other things that didn't quite go the way you wanted them to, take a look at your part and where you want to make a correction. Then, set a new intention to support your transformation. If you need any help, drop me a line.
Closing thought: I set powerful intentions for myself today. I am clear, focused and committed to actions and attitudes that are for my highest good!
With xo and gratitude,