My Intention for 2013

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New Year resolutions have not worked for me for a long time.  But setting an intention seems to.  Here is an article I came across that really says a lot about the subject.

This year it is my intention to let go of many things, some tangible, others not so much.  In the three days of this year so far, I have been amazed at how often these words come to mind. 

For example….

— as I look at accumulated stuff and wonder if I should keep it

— when my mind wants to have it’s own little argument with imaginary forces

— when tension begins to build in my body for no good reason

— when hurts from the past raise their ugly head

— when I worry about the opinions of others

Every time this kind of stuff comes up, there is that gentle, quiet voice telling me to let it go.  

This word phrase chose me.

How about you? Are you a resolution setter or an intention kind of person?  I’d like to know if you’d care to leave a comment.  

Whatever choice you have made for 2013, I hope that the year will be fulfilling and rewarding for all of you.


6 Replies to “My Intention for 2013”

  1. Hello Deb, how true these words are for many of us I think. They are said several times thru my day as well. Hope they help you make the best of this new year and bring joy to you this year.

    I have two words picked out this year, PEACE AND STORY! Each for different reasonas and parts of my life. Have signed up for Ali's OLW class this year, so excited about it. We are taling about intentions in the class, great way to start the year off.

    Thank you for all you do and inspire me with thru your wonderful words and AMAZING pictures. Looking forward to following you along your jouney again this year. HUGS!

  2. Your list resonates with me too. It's good that you have that quiet voice reminding you it's okay to let go. I discovered a great feeling of lightness after I let go of things and bad feelings. Intentions work much better for me — resolutions seem so much harder to accomplish. Love how you represented this intention in your image!

  3. I like the idea of setting an intention. Resolutions always feel to me like pressure and, if you don't stick to them, disappointment. Intentions are more flexible and forgiving, which ends up making them more achievable for me. Thanks for the article link, I'm off to read it. Wishing you the very best for 2013 as you let go of the things and thoughts that weigh you down, and notice the positive impact from doing so.

  4. I'm not much of a resolution person either but I could use some "letting go". I like the idea that this phrase chose you – that your heart recognized that this was what you needed.

  5. I've never made New Year's resolutions. I knew I would just be setting myself up for disappointments! I like to set goals that are achieveable. These goals to help me focus on getting things done! I love the idea of intentions! I'm headed over to read the article! Thanks for the link!

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