The Power of Setting Intention


While slightly off the topic of travel plans, I have the irrefutable urge to briefly share about the power and impact of internal choice. Friends, there are infinite amounts of love, equanimity, happiness, and connectivity within this world! So many people go through daily life without realizing many of the things they yearn for are truly accessible. In fact, all you have to do is reach out and grab them!

The first step to attaining _________ (positivity, love, success, peace, productivity, etc.) is to make a conscientious effort to send out into the world what you want to receive. This principle has been expressed in many ways, over many years, and in many contexts. In the Christian faith, it’s the Gold Rule. Like many others, I grew up hearing the maxim, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This foundational concept of Christianity can be appreciated despite one’s religious beliefs. In philosophy, it appears as the concept of synchronicity. By this standard of thinking, synchronicity is the uncanny merging of two seemingly unrelated events. Sometimes, situations just seem pan out in an astonishingly perfect way—to me, this is the work of synchronicity. In the New Age way of thought, the related idea of setting intention emerges. The key to the practice of setting intention is genuinely believing that there is an abundance of _________ (fill in your need) in the universe just waiting to be taken advantage of. Consciously setting your intention allows for said intent to be engrained deep within you. In this regard, an intent can be far more impacting than a goal. Goals are set frequently, and often forgotten just as frequently. Unlike goals, intentions aren’t simply a wish or desire that you write down and refer back to at the coming of a new year. Setting a sincere intention also involves staying consciously aware of your intent and being open enough to let the universe work on your behalf.

I heartily recommend incorporating intent setting into your morning ritual. It’s a wonderful way to frame your entire day!

Tell me, friends, what intention are you going to set today?

50 responses »

  1. If you feel about the intent, take it in the stride you are going to enjoy every bit of that moment which you have. For me I am just easy with life. I have a firm belief to feel – Each day is a holiday in our life. Depends on how you want to enjoy it or cherish it.

    Remember that your vibes are like your positive heartbeats. They all bounce back to you when you spread them around you. I do not know but this travel will make you learn a lot and remember everyone is a source of energy depends on how to reflect that in their actions.

    Enjoy your day.

  2. I am quite inspired with this concise and precise view about adding some meaning to one’s everyday. The thought surely remains with me and am going to definitely act on it with a renewed faith! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Most of the time, all it takes is to read…It’s interesting how chance works its way for us to be reminded of important things like intention.

    H’m…Regarding the question, the intention I am to set to today is to find time for my friends amid my hectic schedule.

  4. Hello Andrea, love your blog, and it is so about what I feel too. It is so true…what goes out comes back ….. and it is great. It is great to reach so many people all over the world with the blog and there are fantastic people out there. Thank you for following my blog, I am not so good at writing , but I try to bring a bit of happiness and sunshine into people’s lifes and I get it thousandfold back. I will enjoy your posts, looking forward to the next one. Have a great day. When you are in the UK- London let me know, we can have a coffee together! 🙂

  5. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog which was extra peachy as it allowed me to find yours and what a wonderful blog it is.
    I will be checking in regularly. Thanks again
    Kev 🙂

  6. How beautiful this is. I have been wanting to do some videos myself, but i dont have the proper equipment (e.g. a webcam) hahaha

    I loved your message; it resonates profoundly with a lot of us who understand the power of intention or those of us who wonder why others can live so positively and allow nothing to interrupt their joy.

    • You’re so sweet!

      When you make them (I set when because I’m hoping you shall set your intention to do so at some point!), I will watch.

      I’m so glad that people have been able to identify with my message!

      Love & light,


  7. This is very inspiring! I’ve found that when I’ve really ‘intended’ to do something in my life, I’ve had the right people, places and things show up to allow it to happen 🙂

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