July 1, 2012 by Jodi Rubin
Filed under Body Image, Empowerment, Featured, Healthy Coping, Livin in the Moment, Mindfulness, Prevention, Self Esteem, Self-Acceptance, Self-Care, Self-Compassion, Yoga, Yoga and Meditation
intention – \in-ˈten(t)-shən\ - a determination to act in a certain way : resolve
American dancer and choreographer, Martha Graham, said that “first we have to believe, and then we believe.”
Having conscious intention, determination and a belief in ourselves, allows us to align our personal value system with our actions. Why is that important? Because when our actions don’t match our values, we become dissatisfied and distressed.
Conscious intention also allows us to transform our lives into what we envision for ourselves.
Begin with your values. What do you value? Perhaps friends, family, authenticity, honesty, a well-balanced life, honoring your self, honoring your body, unconditional acceptance of your body, self-acceptance…
What actions match these values? Connecting with friends and family, being authentic, balancing work, play, sleep, food, etc., paying attention to your emotional and physical needs, doing away with judgment, showing unconditional positive regard towards your body and your self…
What is/are your intention(s)? To connect with people, to express your feelings, to be compassionate towards yourself… How often do you think about it?
What is your conscious intention today?
Jodi Rubin, ACSW, LCSW