SEED QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION: What does choosing new causes consciously mean to you? Can you share a personal story of a time you became aware of the connection between your intentions and your experiences? What helps you become aware of the intentions you are choosing moment-to-moment?
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Intention is the preliminary portal to journey through till it reaches the action point.Just as good seeds tossed in fertile soil yield good produce, so too good intentions strewn over all conscious self over a period of time yield the fruit of good actions.
No wonder, our elders keep saying that the thoughts need to be pure in order to give birth to good deeds. Just as a seed holds the potential of growing into a huge forest, so also a thought packs in itself a capsule of powerful energy waiting to burst forth into action.
There is a saying in sanskrit, yad bhaavam, tat bhavathi, which means as you feel , so it happens. If a t a thought level a negative feeling is nipped, it does not dare to see the light of action.
As the body is what it is fed, so is the mind. You are as healthy as the diet you feed to yourself, both body and soul..
The writer is bang on the basics of life.
When I see the words 'intentions and effects' I remember that humans have a powerful source of power called 'the will'. When we are aware and apply the will we gain volition and can proceed from a beginning towards a goal. Every day, even several times a day we can meditate (at least remember) our goal and apply the will again. In time we see the results of our persistence.
I listened to this a few times..So on point
I think nonlocal correlation is a more accurate term than non physical law of cause and effect. Intentions, if they are chosen consciously or unconsciously, are factors in non local correlation of energy and life, and there are many additional factors, conscious and unconscious, that contribute to outcome. We don't operate by mechanical cause and effect at any level, even when we think we do. We aren't "entirely free" to create what we want no matter what law we are aware of or believe in. Moving forward, consciously choosing our causes or intentions means choosing them with awareness and intentionality. My intentions have a limiting effect on my experience, so I'd better consciously choose intentions that open and not close my experience. My primary intention is to grow and blossom, become all that I can, and that intention seems to leave me open to broad experience and not put blinders on my seeing. What helps me be aware of the intentions I choose is remembering that my purpose is to grow and remembering that my intentions move me toward or away from fulfilling my purpose, so I better be aware of my intentions and choose intentions that move me toward fulfiing my purpose.[Hide Full Comment]
Reminds me of what Jayeshbhai often keeps telling us....to purify our intentions! I've found that the journey between thought and intention is that of gross to subtle....intention to me is almost at a level of instinct, it is without words, almost like a sense of energy.....to reach there though isn't an easy journey for me because it is often mixed up with so many primal desires, conditioning and "mixed signals"
Thats probably what purifying intentions mean - to connect more and more to the essence of that intention...
Equally at Blue Ribbon we're experimenting with what does shared intention look like - the one that is arrived at through non-violent consensus....seems that the journey itself has its own gifts
Our intentions play vital and central role in creating what we want in our life. We need to be aware of our intentions when we make choices in our life consciously.. Out intentions cause experieences. Good intentions cause good experiences and ggod consequences. Bad intentions cause bad experiences and bad consequences. Our nonphysical world is govenred by our intentions.
My intention is to live healthily, happily and peacefully. I become mindful or aware of what choices I make in eating, in sleeping, and keeping my body in a good and healthy state. I also become mindful or aware of my thoughts, feelings, words and actions that create and sustain my mental and emotional health and wholesomwe relationships.When my thoughts and actions are not in tune with my intensions, I cause suffering to me and to others. So it is upto me to live healthily or unhealthily, peacefully or hatefully, happily or unhappily. The choice is mine.
Living mindfully helps me to walk consciously on the path of my life. It brings blessings to me and to others connected with me.
Jagdish P Dave