Sunday, June 6, 2010

On This Day

Recently I started a practice of setting an intention for each day.  Upon arising I head into my living room and have my time of quiet.  My daily intention will usually just come to me.  I don't have to sit and think of it, it just comes in.  I've been sharing these intentions on my Facebook page and I just really wanted to post them here as well.

I have been starting each intention with "Just for today", but this morning those words didn't feel like mine.  There is a reading in the 12-step meeting that I used to attend called "Just for today", so I felt like I was borrowing it.  So I've changed the beginning to "on this day".

I have no idea how long I will continue this practice, but for now it feels right and it has really been helpful in getting my day started on an uplifting and positive note.  My world is a better place when I start the day feeling shiny.

  On This Day

On this day, I will have my eyes open, so that I can see all that is good around me.

I will not let things get complicated. I will let the day unfold, rather than force it to bend my way.

I will make sure that my needs are being met. I will value myself enough to know that self-care is important to being happy, joyous and free.

I can let those around me be who they are. I can remove my expectations and just embrace the differences that make us all the spiritual beings that we are.

On this day, I will allow my truest self to shine. I can look within, instead of towards others, to define who I am.

I will be free of fear, anger & resentment. I will choose to let Love lead me through each moment.

I will live in the moment. No wondering about tomorrow or pondering yesterday. Accepting that I am right where I need to be.

I choose to let change happen. I choose to step back and let life happen the way the Divine has planned. I choose to trust.

On this day, I'm going to be gentle with myself and replace the word "should" with the word "could".

Have a shiny day!!

Just my thoughts.


Christine said...

What a great idea. :)

Lance said...

What a wonderful way to start the day...and to set an intention for that day. I LOVE the idea!! Will definitely be trying this in my life...

Much peace,

shiny mamaof6 said...

Thanks, Christine & Lance. I'm glad that I can share an idea and even more grateful that it might lead to sharing a practice.

Tess The Bold Life said...

I'm very familiar with this and used when counseling addicts in the past. I believe we can do anything for just one day.

septembermom said...

This is a fabulous idea. I think I'm going to try it too. It will be good for my spirit. Thank you!

shiny mamaof6 said...

K - Thank you so much for leaving your thoughts here and letting me share mine.

Tess - My life flows better when I just focus on the day at hand. :)

Septembermom - It has really been good for mine. I hope you'll share some of the intentions that you come up with. ;)

Daphne said...

This is a great idea, Jill, thank you for sharing it with us. How has it been going for you this week?

shiny mamaof6 said...

Daphne - My days have had a different feel to them since I began this practice. It is not perfect. There are times when I stray from my intention. It has been less than 2 weeks, but I can already notice that when I do forget the intention that I have set for the day, I am able to bring myself back to where I started the day. :)

Claire - Gratitude Connection said...

This is such a wonderful idea. One day at a time. I love this.

Jan said...

Glad to be back here, Jill. I fully support your intentions practice! And I love how you customized it to feel like the real you. Wonderful!

Jan said...

Jill, I love this process you are using. It is very powerful. Your intention so strong, yet open to what comes. I sense new ease in your voice and that is something to celebrate. I, too, love that early morning time to sit and listen to what comes. I wish more people would try it. The practice really changes you, doesn't it? Blessings!