What, exactly my intent would be for the coming year.
Aaaah. There you have it, then.
It includes, for me, all of the other words I mentioned that resonate with me.
Magic, gentleness, presence, abundance, graciousness, mindfulness.
For a minute I contemplanted Nurture, but that feels like a second or third step on this particular evolutionary trail - it seems that first and foremost I am called to practice Intent.
The trick will be to not get too lost in the hundreds of things that factor into that intent. (And therefore forget about the intent itself.)
At first I thought that it was sort of
I don't mean to ruin the word for anyone - ie impose my own thoughts upon it- but bear with me.
Listen can mean pay attention to others around you.
It can mean be in tune with nature.
It can mean being intuitive.
It can mean really listening to your spouse.
Your loved ones.
It can mean to be quiet and be still.
To listen within.
Listen to your heart.
The birds song, the whisper on the wind, the song on the radio, the call of the wild.
There are hundreds of things - thoughts and feelings that one powerful (resonating) word can evoke.
Mine, then, is intent.
Tto get really clear then - here are the laws of intention for me.
I've mentioned this posting in my room downstairs more than once (it comes from Dr. Wayne Dyer).
It bears repeating, I love it so.
What this one word says to me (implementing these seven tools) is to pay attention to what I am doing. Be mindful. Be present. It includes the sublime - being aware of the quests of my spirit; as well as the more practical -be engaged in my conversations with my children, my interactions with our dog, being conscious of either stepping over (or on) or picking up something that might best be put away, practicing care with the things and people around me.
Noticing if/when my actions are resonating best and highest with Whom I Want To Be, and how I want to represent myself and my ideals.
It means being authentic.
It means deliberateness.
It means living while being fully engaged.
A very powerful idea, then.
Indeed, for me a word to live by.
(this post relates to New Year and New Resolve.)