“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.”- Buddha
Our consciousness has the ability to create our reality. Your intentions are your thoughts directed towards a desired outcome. When we set our intent, we are influencing both our inner reality and our outer reality in a way that sets a chain of events into action.
Research has indicated a strong correlation between setting intentions and achieving a greater rate of success, better overall health, happiness and mental wellness.
A Harvard Business study revealed 3 things:
The 14% that have goals are 10 times more successful than those who don’t have goals. The 3% with written goals are 3 times more successful than the 14% with non-written goals.
This study indicates the power of making a conscious effort to recognize and achieve our desires. When you set an intention, you are more likely to make choices that support it. Your behavior and your thinking reflect the desired outcome.
Setting Intentions & Goals with Meditation
As you take the time to focus on your intentions daily, you will relax into an alpha brain-wave frequency. This lower frequency brain wave sends your intentions to your subconscious mind via your Reticular Activating System located in your brain stem. The brain cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined. Visualizing your intention in detail and connecting it with emotion will send a message to your subconscious brain to manifest the intention into reality.
When you are in an alpha frequency, you can send and receive messages through a quantum field, a part of the universe you cannot see which your eyes.
The alpha state is followed by the theta state. It is believed that in the theta state one experiences vivid visualizations, great inspiration, profound creativity and exceptional insight.
Daily Intention Setting Process