I realized how this used to be a hard thing for me to do in the beginning of my awakening and awareness. People would tell me "set your intention" and I was like, seriously? What does that mean. lol Then I got into the habit of paying attention, setting my intention before I did everything. It was such a "job" to be aware all of the time, of every little thing. Then it became easy, part of the flow of how I did things. But the other day I realized, I don't do that anymore... the intention is always there... it is a part of what I breathe now... it is not a thing outside of me, but a part of my being. I am intention.
So I started to look at other things I had to learn to "practice" in the past:
- Project love, kindness, compassion. These were foreign things to me. I was like, huh? I don't even feel that for myself truly. I loved, but I was not love. There is a difference.
- Forgive. Wow this one was hardest! Then one day I just forgave everyone, everything, released & let go. All that "underlying stuff" went to. As toxic as all those "feelings" were, I didn't know how, it just happened. (Now I get it).
- Don't think negative thoughts, be positive. Another impossibility at the time. Conscious awareness of every thought, every action, ever word.. that was a full-time job for so long! Now it I think a negative thought it is very like "wow"... nooo! And I go into figuring out what is up & I release it as quickly as I can move through it.
- Just be at peace. Yeah now that one was easy! Not in the beginning. The chaos we self-create is huge! Letting go, accepting, being ok with everything as perfect.. patience, this one comes. I promise. And it is perfection in itself.
There are so many little things we don't realize that we do, then we understand we have to change them, we work SO hard to do so, then one day, wha-lah ..... we look back and understand that we ARE love, kindness, compassionate, free, positive, happy, and just by BEing...