following highlights the importance of including Passions, Talents
and Values within your Meaningful Intention
Take a reflective moment and use your memories
to recall an event in your life when you were filled with passion.
What were the qualities? For many, the experience is one of great
energy, a sense of invincibility, where anything is possible,
a driving focused force, heightened emotion and a deep connectedness
to a purpose and the value it provides for all involved. Passion
creates an expansive energy which attracts you into action and
is therefore a very valuable ingredient to incorporate within
your Meaningful Intentions statement. Cultivate your passions
and you will be delightfully drawn into action. Passion engages
you in the process of conscious creation and where passion is
present, so you too are fully present as well.
your talents and strengths
to your consciousness will support your actions and sense of confidence
in the pursuit of your intentions. We have been brought up under
a societal conditioning that acknowledging yourself is a conceited
act and that you should be thinking only of others. You draw on
your strengths, not to “puff” yourself up but to strengthen
your ability to contribute on a higher level for the benefit of
all and “all” includes you.
is your moral and ethical code which you live by, not the values
imposed outside of yourself but the code you intuitively trust.
This is moving away from leaning and relying on the good opinion
of authority figures toward self-emancipation, trusting and embracing
your own code and reinforcing your ability to make sound, ethical
choices. By living in integrity within yourself and being consciously
responsible for your own actions you develop inner strength, conviction
and wordsmith Susan Corso points out that our values are a measuring
stick for our choices. When we choose to honor our own values,
it's easy to persist in the actions that support our choices.
Think about it. I think you'll find that usually, when you give
up on a goal, it's because you finally figure out that it doesn't
fit with what you value.
these ingredients in the forefront of your consciousness, you
will cultivate passionate and focused energy which will attract
you into action; with the awareness of your strengths, you will
be consciously competent in those actions and with your values
in tact you will have confidence that your intentions are in alignment
with an ethical code designed to benefit everyone involved.
When engaging in a process that speaks directly
to your natural talents and passions, you will experience heightened
energy and enthusiasm, more consistent action, and a building
momentum. You will be supremely in the present, your spontaneous
thoughts and behavior will be seasoned with the richness of where
you are directing your attention, which consequently yields outcomes
and results in alignment with your thoughts, behavior and intent.
will note an absence of problem solving here – a shift to
never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change
something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete".
-R. Buckminster Fuller