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Everything is material for the seed of happiness, if you look into it with inquisitiveness and curiosity.
-- Pema Chodron
 

 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Intention plus activity

Intentions with no effort behind them are nothing more than empty wishes. Activity without any purposeful intention to direct it can often end up being wasted.

The way to invite achievement into your life is with rock solid intentions and enthusiastic efforts. Decide where you want to go, who you want to be, how you want to live, what you want to do, and then get yourself deeply involved in life.

The interesting thing is, your activity does not necessarily have to be overtly directed toward your intentions. In fact, your efforts can often be more effective when they’re not directly connected to your goals.

Know your intentions, and then give your very best to every situation, every person, every challenge you encounter. You will find your intentions being realized, and probably not in the way you had imagined.

You have many more resources and abilities than you know about. With a strong intention, and a commitment to making a difference, you’ll tap into hidden abundance, often without even realizing it.

Choose where you want to go, and give your best to every little moment along the way. One way or another, you’ll get there.

— Ralph Marston

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