Attuning to your intentions brings harmony to you and those around you
Our minds continuously anticipate what's coming next. Our readiness for the immediate next event is a genuine object of our mind's attention. Our brains want the next event to match its expectations. And, if what happens moment after moment aligns with our brain's expections, we experience coherence.
When we pause to reflect on our intentions, we set in motion activities that match our intentions, and we create internal attunement. When we go through our days without attention to our intentions, we search out experiences that reinforce a shallow reality.
When have you paused before connecting with another human being to consider your intention in the interaction? What about in the telling of a story? Or taking a walk in nature? How about before you eat that box of cookies or bag of chips? Are you present with your intentions?
I wonder how much of our internal discontent originates in our misaligned actions and intentions? When our intention is to connect with someone, and we talk more than we listen, are we gratified? When our intention is to exercise, and instead we watch TV, are we fulfilled? When our intention is to eat healthy foods, and we indulge in wings and fries, are we energized?
To foster internal and interpersonal attunement, we must pause and consider our intentions throughout the day. As we practice noticing our intentions, we become more authentic and receptive. As we become aware of our intentions, we become available to other's intentions as well, which nourishes interpersonal attunement.
An intention to attend to our intentions creates internal equanimity, and others perceive us as present, empathic and authentic. In what ways can you begin attending to your intentions?
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