Throughout the years my intent has changed so much. As a child I intended to play with my friends, snuggle with my mom, read book, go on adventures and have lots of toys. As a teenager I intended to have fun, be popular, be treated like an adult and be rich. In my early twenties I intended to finish school, get a career where I made lots of money, become a world traveler and fall in love. In my late twenties I intended to change the world, fight injustice, show people how I was right and they were wrong, and start a family. Now in my early thirties my intent has changed course once again. I am the same person and a lot of the intents I had still hold sway with me. I still want to have lots of money, but I want to earn it on my own terms. I no longer wish to be famous. Thanks to our celebrity obsessed culture fame now seems like a game with far to many traps and haters to seem fun. I no longer vie to have the coolest toys and gadgets because I see how all our waste eventually becomes all our pollution and all our crippling health problems.
My main intent these days is inner peace. I am no longer looking for fights where I can be the victor and prove others wrong. I wish to be for peace, love, personal responsibility, tolerance, respect and acceptance for everyone and everything in our world. I do not intend to be against anything. Negativity holds no interest to me anymore. Gone is the drama entertainment, gone is the judgement of right and wrong, gone is wasting time hating and changing others. The world is way too many shades of dazzling colors to be only this or that. So as you fight against the pain, the media influence, the governmental control, and any injustice you face, I will fight for your right to be intelligent, compassionate, a critical thinker and an individual. I believe in you.
What is your intent?
11 thoughts on “What Is Your Intent?”
I keep seeing people close to me run out of time for their intent. I don’t want to be that way.
Wow – you’re QUICK to put into practise what you intend to do 🙂 Excellent.
That is wonderful intent. I know how hard it is to stop unhealthy addictive habits and am proud of you for positively changing your life and Daniels.
I am practicing how to listen to others without always giving my opinion or arguing. I have been learning a lot and just today was thanked for listening to directions and concerns on a work project. It turned out successful.
Hey, Impower 🙂 Love your new gravatar – you look so happy!
It’s great you dropped by …. and I realise I haven’t been here for a while either.
I liked this post. Intent. What is our intent. Inner peace is definitely to go for. Well, with my second blog now (www.VodkaWasMyMuse.wordpress.com), my intent is stop drinking/enjoy clarity, health, re-view life. It’s a video blog, not a wordy one. I enjoy making movies – fun!
My intent, ultimately though, and seriously, is to be worthwhile upon this earth. I guess I have been to some degree, as Daniel’s mother, yet I feel I did the job less than perfectly. Still, can’t change yesterdays.
Your page is rocking – and I hope you’re meeting that goal, too 🙂
Thanks. Glad I can assist. If you can spend the majority of your time following your dreams and passions then life is good. Just don’t take the to do list too seriously. My oh my does life have a way of changing course.
Wow, I really love this post. It is so true how our intentions change with time.
“In my early twenties I intended to finish school, get a career where I made lots of money, become a world traveler and fall in love. In my late twenties I intended to change the world, fight injustice, show people how I was right and they were wrong, and start a family.”
I turn twenty in October and it’s like you reached right in my head and pulled my to-do list out. Beautiful and thank you.
I believe in you too.
I agree, there are always things to fight for. Against is simply not my intent right now.
My how you have grown, Leah! I have laid most of my guns down, but there remain a few things to fight for. But I agree that negativity and being “right” aren’t the way to go. It’s more about inner peace, awareness and understanding. Plus, it’s much more fun to find allies than to look for adversaries. You go, girl!
My how you have grown, Leah! I enjoy your blog. I laid most of my guns down, but there remain a few things to fight for. But I agree with you that negativity and having to be “right” is not where the true power is. I think it is indeed more about inner peace, awareness and understanding. It’s so much more fun to find allies than to look for adversaries. You go, girl!
Letting go is one of the best abilities we have. Why hold onto grudges and keep negativity in our lives when we are so capable of healing and changing. Yes it is easier said than done. I find the more I practice my intent the easier it is to make choices that resound with me.
I see so many people who just don’t realize how wonderful they are and that needs to stop. We are all capable of being wonderful.
Forgive and forget.
It’s easier said than done but I’m trying my best these days.
There’s no point holding a grudge against someone.
This post motivated me even more. 🙂