The principle of Intention and Desire, or focusing you Energy so that your attention enables your goals, is powerful when put into practice. As we have all experienced, when we truly “desire” something, when we formulate an intention and have a clear goal, it often is achievable. Here are some tools to help put us into the right mindset to be more fluent in the art of harnessing the power of “attention goes where energy flows” to help you achieve your intentions and worthy goals.
1. To achieve what you want in life, you need a clear intention (i.e. goal, desire) that has purpose and meaning.Only once this is in place, can you focus your energy on it, and have your attention orchestrate its fulfillment. Therefore, make a list of those goals for you – make sure they are clear, have purpose and are meaningful (worthy, aiding in your growth).
2. Focusing on your goals becomes easier when the intention is strong, as the focus and the attention automatically focus your energy.Normal distractions will seem just that – distractions and time-suckers – which may start to feel like a waste of time. When you embrace an “energy flows where attention goes” lifestyle, you become more mindful of each thought and subsequent behavior because you see the bigger picture.
An exercise to hone in on your goals, to formulate them effectively, is to answer these questions:
What is something that you want to accomplish (personally, professionally, financially, spiritually, etc.) in the next 36 months?
Ask why you must achieve this.
What is a small action you can take today to achieve it?
What are some 6 and 12 month goals you can set to hold yourself accountable?
Choose focusing on the positive in your life.It is difficult to have a growth mindset, when there are plenty of opportunities to be distracted by negativity, focusing on flaws or shortcomings, doubts, etc. Rather, focus on gratitude and appreciation. This resets and elevates your mood and outlook on life, and helps to be more present.
An exercise to help hone the gratitude and appreciation skill:Next time when you’re outside, notice some small detail that is beautiful (appreciation = present moment), like the color of a flower, the intrinsic shape of a root of a tree, the breeze, or the sunshine or the rain. When meeting someone today, be welcoming, ask questions, and truly listen to the answers. Practice this for several days, and a shift might occur, as you may notice things and insights that were you might not have been aware of before.
Lastly, there are a couple of activities that can help you focus your energy to get into the right state of mind:
Meditation: If you practice this already, then great. If not, not to worry – starting is easy, as it truly helps to quiet the mind and allows focus to emerge. There are a number of meditation apps out there that have short and longer guided mediations.
Movement:Good for your health, but it is also a great tool to focus your energy. Many of the best ideas emerge while exercising or thereafter, when the mid is focused on something but giving deeper levels a moment to reflect.
The Season of Success series
From end of August to beginning of October Tasty6 will focus on the seven spiritual laws (based on “Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra), a set of seven powerful principles we can use to fulfill our deepest desires with grace and ease. Each day of the week is dedicated to one of the seven spiritual laws, and they are not difficult or mysterious, but easy to understand and apply.
The Season of Success is a 7-week series of blogs on the seven spiritual laws from Deepak Chopra, focusing on one law per week. Join us on this journey of remembering our deepest truth.
Why do we at Tasty6 feel this is important now? We believe in bringing balance to body, mind and spirit through our products, and the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success help all of us do that and much, much more in these challenging times.
With love, your Tasty6 team!
“You are what your deep, driving desire is.
As your desire is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny.”
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad IV.4.5 (700 BCE)
* “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra, 1994