Harvard Scientists Reveal That We Create Our Lives With Intentions
One of my favorite quotes from the Dalai Lama says “Every day, think as you wake up: Today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive; I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it.”
With this in mind, I woke up with the intention of spreading joy with a happy, upbeat post. As I settled down, giddy with excitement, I got a phone call from a friend telling me that he had been attacked by robbers. My mind started questioning whether I should stick to my earlier intention of a flowery post or just drop everything and go be with him.
This is a genuine dilemma we all face every moment of our lives. We want to do one thing but end up doing the other. This is what that old saying that the road to hell is paved with good intentions means.
Deepak Chopra describes intentions as the starting point of every dream. It is the creative power that fulfills all of our needs, whether for money, relationships, spiritual awakening, or love. Intention is not just about will but our overall everyday vision, what we long for, what we believe is possible for us.
Therefore to have the life we want, we should remain centered and focused upon what we want to achieve and not allow to become distracted by situations, daily rituals, habits and unconscious beliefs. When we set deliberate intentions we create our life the way we want it to be and move away from living by default.
Following cutting edge research by leading scientists from Princeton, MIT, Stanford, and other universities and laboratories it was revealed that intent is capable of profoundly affecting all aspects of our lives. In the book, William A. Tiller, a professor emeritus at Stanford University, argues: “For the last 400 years, an unstated assumption of science is that human intention cannot affect what we call physical reality. Our experimental research of the past decade shows that, for today’s world and under the right conditions, this assumption is no longer correct.”
What are your intentions for today? How are your day’s intentions helping you towards living your true values, your goals for the future, and your vision of your future self?
Today just intent to:
Never give up on something you really want.
Create a life that feels good on the inside and not one that just looks good on the outside
Think only about things we love. Every thought we think is creating our future.
Be happy with what you have. Be eager about what is coming. Be excited about what you want.
PS: My friend felt much better knowing that his misfortune inspired this post which he claims changed his life and he thanks you all for lifting him up in prayer.