Intentions are the fuel to manifesting your goals and visions. An intention will help create more clarity in your life, especially when the seed is planted right before you start your meditation.
Without an intention there is no map, and you're just driving down a road with no destination in mind.
That said, an intention cannot be forced. It's a seed that you have to sow and then let reap on its own. You can't set an intention that you don't believe in. If it's done forcefully, the purpose of the intention is ruined.
I intend to manifest happiness naturally.
I intend to respond first, and then react.
I intend to witness Divinity in everyone.
I intend to lead by example.
I intend to be open to success and abundance.
I intend to stop taking things personally.
I intend to forgive others, and myself.
I intend to love unconditionally.
I intend to make meditation a more important part of my lifestyle.
I intend to make someone smile every day.
Make sure your intention has a positive tone. If your intention is to de-stress, then say something like, "My intention is to invite peace and calm within myself during today's meditation." Try to avoid saying something like, "My intention is to fight this stupid stress." Your chosen intention should always be positive, uplifting, and always in the present tense. You want to refrain from using any negative words.
Make sure your intention can evolve. If your intention on your first day is to invite peace and calm in, after few days you may change that intention to, "My intention is to enjoy the peace I create in myself." Please be advised however, that you shouldn't drastically alter your intentions or goals too frequently. The goal is polish and enhance.
It's more practical to set an intention for the short term rather than the long term. You can still think of the big picture — just divide your long-term intention into few shorter ones instead. This will help you achieve a grandiose goal in shorter, more powerful segments.
Its very easy to get caught up in negativity and things that are not serving our highest purpose. Always remind yourself to come back to love. Love sets your soul free from misery. Its not easy but when you have love within you can make that shift happen by being mindful and aware of your thoughts and actions. We are one love . Treat eachother with kindness and respect. Much love to all🌟