Part Two: What Is My Intention?
“When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.”
~ Eckhart Tolle
Asking “How?” may be the first step in transformation, but to stay stuck in the question is to stand in your own way. Continuing to ask the question without actively cultivating your inner capacity to listen can block the answer, which is the energy that’s seeking to express through you.
In my previous post on this topic, I talked about “How?” being sort of an addiction of its own. Realize that in today’s culture, sellers and marketers are willing to get right in your bed and cozy up with you as you ask that same question over and over again. Walk out your front door, turn on the radio or television or just get on line and surf the web and it won’t take you long to notice we are being bombarded by commercials coming at us from every possible angle to tell us exactly how we can be, do or have everything we desire. (“Lose Weight Now! Ask Me How!”) So in the marketing world, how can we have it all? Well, by buying their product, of course!
Now, don’t get me wrong, there are many fine products and services out there that can be of benefit to help you reach whatever goal you’ve set for yourself, but what I am suggesting is that you tap the most valuable resource you have in this equation. This resource is readily available to you and is, in fact, FREE. What is that resource? Your own attention!
For those who are familiar with the Law of Attraction, we know that what you place your attention on will expand and multiply. For example, if your question is, “How do I get out of debt?” your attention is on the debt, so continually asking that question over and over again will most likely propel you into greater debt. What that question doesn’t address is what you are really seeking to experience, which is what? Abundance? Prosperity? Freedom?
When you get in the stillness you have the opportunity to quiet that part of the mind which is working on that question like a squirrel worrying a nut to find out what’s behind the question. From this expanded place of awareness you can start asking new questions, which have the power to shift your consciousness.
Turn your attention inward and begin to ask yourself, “What is my intention?” “What am I seeking to express here?” “What must I do to allow this to come forth?”
Allow the intention behind the question to birth itself through you, then place your attention on your intention and watch it expand! If you follow this practice, the beauty and magnificence of your life as it unfolds will be the answer you seek!
I turn my attention inward and I allow my intention to rise up and have its way with me. I focus my gaze on the greater Life seeking expression through me and I say, “YES!” And so it is. Amen.