“To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many demands, to commit to too many projects, to want to help everyone in everything is to succumb to the violence of our times.”
~ Thomas Merton
It’s Week 3, Yippee!
This week has me thinking about how powerful intentions are when they are fueled with the steady flame of commitment. That’s what integrity is all about. Stating our word and standing our ground.
There is almost something magical about the power of a promise within the context of this challenge for me. To stay focused on doing one thing a week that I know will bring me satisfaction opens up the field of Infinite possibilities in a whole new way.
In my experience, completing something that may have fallen far down to the bottom of the “To Do” list frees up so much fresh, new energy that I am not only finding myself more productive, but happier and more flexible and open as a person.
Being focused, doing one thing that’s important to me, also allows me to release judgment about whatever that “thing” is because it’s not about the task, it’s about the promise I’ve made to myself to do it.
So don’t be surprised if, after your promise is fulfilled, you suddenly have the urge to tackle other projects more challenging in scope that may take longer to complete. Or maybe you find that even without realizing it several other promises on your list have magically been completed with little or no conscious effort on your part.
The real deal is that it isn’t magic, it’s the power of intention, so don’t hold back! Speak your word! Commit to it and stand behind it. Your Word is Law. Walk in that truth and honor your promise to yourself this week.
“My Word Is Law: The Integrity Challenge” Event
A promise a week for 52 weeks