Don’t Overlook the Power of Attention & Intention


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We can create destruction in our world, and we can create uplift in our world simply by intentions! That’s the secret of generating energies from the inner space: sustained intention.

The power of intention can drive our thoughts, it can generate more passion, it can communicate in the space powerful energies – negative and positive. Intention can lift our being, liberating our deeper Self and it can change our world. Are we overlooking a very powerful tool that we have, as beings of consciousness, being able to generate phenomenal energies from that space that we all own?

Of course, it also requires the power of attention. To focus our consciousness on a particular object, particular thought.  Holding the attention there, and generating through intention these energies from our inner being. Think about this. Sri Vasudeva

In Day 4 of our 21 Day Meditation Series Sri Vasudeva guides us in meditation using the power of attention and intention, leading us to the experience of Total Wellbeing.

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Peace…


 

insect-208575_960_720.jpgI can feel silence when I let go of thoughts, there is peace.                                                          I want to explore that more.                                                                                                               I have the ability to place my attention anywhere – let me place my attention on peace.    I have an innate feeling that is going to take me deeper.                                                          So I place my attention on peace – peace in my mind, peace in my body, peace in my emotional space.

As I centre on peace, I feel that I need to listen more.                                                     Listen….                                                                                                                                                  A thought is arising in my mind at this moment…                                                                     “Every layer of peace that I touch has always been there. ”                                                                  It feels like home.                                                                                                                                  I want to feel more of this….                                                                                                            This brings me into a state of beautiful restfulness.                                                                  Sri Vasudeva

Take Initiative in your Transformation


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As a seeker, we have a number of things to do. We have to catch up on our act. If we sit still, nothing is going to happen. The past karmas would just push us, here, there and everywhere, so we really need to take initiative. We need to hold the rope firmly. Swami Vivekananda said to let go of the rope, but first we have to hold the rope; the rope of that desire that will help us to transform. Ultimately we will let it go. The rope that Swami Vivekanda was saying to let go was really the detachment; detach yourself, let go of that which binds you, but do not let go of the desire to transform yourself, to stay on the path and to sustain your discipline. This is what we need to do as a seeker. Sri Vasudeva

Exploring the Mind


If I want to create an intention and tap into this energy that I have heard about inside myself, then I need some kind of focus! How strong is my mind in focusing? Can it stay attentive? Hmmm, I have to look at this. I have to look at my attention span!

During my activities there are so many thoughts in the mind! Oh yes, I can worry! I can agonize about the past and worry about tomorrow! I have to understand this mind! And I have to learn how to focus!

What if I don’t have any thoughts in my mind? Can I have no thoughts? What will happen? What can silence do? Can I be silent? Does silence have power? Does it have value? What if I try to be silent? I want to be silent. I am thinking I want to be silent, but thoughts are coming up into my mind! This is not so easy to be silent. I can focus on silence. I can perceive more. I think I can explore this silence. Sri Vasudeva

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Associate with those who are Purpose Driven


How do you grow this little thought of goodness? First we have to give it attention. It has to become visible. The good space, the good ideas need to become important! So even though the dark thoughts still consume you, make the time to give this little flame of goodness importance.

It is like how we take care of children. We know that when they grow, they’ll become our protectors, and they will help us to create our future as we grow older. So we grow the young ones, and make them strong, educate them well. So too, this little flame of spirituality, or goodness, we need to give it attention to grow.

And how do we do that? What do you think happens when we associate with those who have positive energies, those who are centered in meaning and purpose, those who are purpose driven, those who live in a little more light? How does it feel when we come into their presence? Somehow, there is some kind of energetic boost in the presence of those who are centered in meaning and purpose, in goodness. That’s the power of association. Sri Vasudeva

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Nurturing the Flame of Goodness


Sometimes people say, “This is a hard journey! Everywhere I look there is a challenge and it seems difficult to come out of these challenges because whenever I aspire towards good, it seems then all the negative things come to me, how can I give attention to the good?” We are so caught up in looking at the negative, that the good becomes insignificant … it becomes the small. We are consumed with the negative, all day negative thinking, worry, misery, all challenges! We are so consumed that we attract negative possibilities towards ourselves, just like a wish-fulfilling tree.

If only we would grow that little flame of goodness. Begin to nurse it every day, like the way we nourish a plant. Protect it from violation. Every day nurture it,  so it becomes stronger and stronger and stronger, because we are giving attention to it and intention to it, and we are making it more powerful. Soon enough, as the goodness begins to grow, it will become as strong as the other thoughts. If we continue to let it grow, it will become stronger than the dark ones! And then, if we make it grow so huge, the dark one appears small now. That which was so big now has become so small – and this good thought that was so small, now is so huge, simply because of attention and intention. Sri Vasudeva

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The Power of Opening the View


Let us begin to think about how we can control  fear.

If we fight fear by confronting it, and being in conflict with it, it’s not going to be solved so easily. We need to come into a space that can help us to see beyond the fear. It’s difficult, but we have the power to do it. We have the power to look at the fear, observe it – and here we are using discrimination and awareness. We have the power to accept that it, we have grown to develop a relationship with it, so it is a part of us.

We have the power to rationalize or reason. “Does this fear have any basis? Is this fear going to do me any good? Am I giving my power away to the fear? Is there another possibility where I can direct my attention and intention?” So the moment you think of another possibility, you are opening up the space of consciousness. When we think that the fear is the only possibility, we are so consumed with it, we are closed. In a space where we have the power to open up the view, we have narrowed our view.

As we explore in this consciousness space, we will see that we have the power to open up the space, and not to give our power away with our attention and intention, to be consumed by the things that are not good for us. We need to explore the power of opening up the consciousness. To find other thoughts and ideas, that can help to lift us out. We need to search the consciousness space. Sri Vasudeva

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