Setting an intention at the beginning of my yoga class is a powerful thing. It provides me with something to focus on. Something bigger than just being on my mat for the next hour. Sometimes the instructor offers an intention. I can choose to make that my intention or I can choose to set one that serves me more.
In one of my classes, the instructor said:
Showing up is the first step in putting your intention into action.
I may have the intention of focusing on my balance during my yoga practice. If I didn’t go to the class, however, my intention wouldn’t be very helpful.
I find setting an intention and then showing up has real power when taken off the mat…
I have the intention to call my friends on Skype. Being online when we said we would be allows that intention to be put into action.
I have the intention to be 2 days ahead in my readings (cause that gives me time to enjoy the unexpected). Going to the library with my books after class puts that into action.
I have the intention of getting to the party on time. Actually showing up on time makes it happen!
Having the desire to do meaningful work, get a job, meet new friends, or ace that exam is step one. Showing up allows me to actually do it.
Likewise, having the desire to be a great friend, an impromptu adventurer, an influential leader, or a rock star student is also needed. Showing up allows me to actually be it.
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