View from my 1st and only hike (so far).
Very big into intentional living and thinking, lately.
The more we place our attention in the direction in which we intend to go – for the next minute, weeks, years, or lifetime, powerful energy awakens. Mallika Chopra, the elegant original thinker – and yes, the daughter of Deepak Chopra – developed strategies that follow the acronym: INTENT.
INTENT, as per her Living with Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, written in 2015 and featured in adapted from in Time’s Special Edition on Mindfulness: The New Science of Health and Happiness includes:
Incubate: pause, quiet your mind to begin again, and ground into who you are, now
Notice: pay attention and recognize the surrounding world
Trust: confidence building through intuition and compassion
Express: share with the universe and create accountability
Nurture: cultivate and honor that growth is not linear; coping with ebb and flow
Take Action: show up, show up, show up (yah know, my familiar chorus!)
I am drawn to the way Chopra walks me through a process, so that an intent is less an abstract notion in the moment, and rather, evolves into a companion throughout the lifespan. Go forward, today, creating and inspired by INTENT.