Set An Intention

Below are two methods for creating working intentions.  Working intentions help to remove road blocks that prevent you from experiencing peace in your life.  Which method should you use?  Read through the steps and use the one that appeals most to you now.

The Root of the Issue
    1. Complete the following sentence, “If only I could __________, then I could be happy.”  The answer must be about you and not about another person.
      • examples:  #1 “If only I could lose 10 pounds, then I could be happy.”  #2 “If only I could sleep through the night, then I could be happy.”
         
    2. Answer the question “Why does this thing exist for me?”
      • examples:  #1 “I have 10 pounds to lose because I am a nervous eater.”  #2 “I don’t sleep through the night because I worry about everything.”
         
    3. Turn your answer from step #2 into a positive, present tense statement that brings balances to the situation.
      • examples:  #1 “I am calm/peaceful/relaxed.”  #2 “My mind is a peaceful sanctuary.” or “I am calm/peaceful/relaxed.”
         
    4. Use the intention from step #3 during your Yoga Nidra session and when you find yourself in reaction, repeat your intention slowly 2 or 3 times.
At Peace as I Am
    1. Follow Step #1 from above.
       
    2. How do you want to feel if the answer to Step #1 never changes?  Make this your intention.
      • examples:  #1 “I want to feel happy anyway” becomes, “I am happy.”
         
    3. Use the intention from Step #2 during your Yoga Nidra session and when you find yourself in reaction, repeat your intention slowly 2 or 3 times.