Intentions are an important aspect of Feng Shui cures. The physical object or cure is simply a vehicle for your intention. I have written about how to make your intentions more powerful. Check this out.
When novelists are asked what they are working on, some say they don’t like to talk about current projects. They have a deep awareness of intention and the creative process: “you can either talk about it, or you can do it.” Note: any intention is a creative process.
Modern psychology has recently documented that private intentions are more likely to be achieved and the thinking behind this phenomenon. A recent article in Lifehacker describes how your brain handles intentions. Please note: when I am talking about intentions, I mean active (not passive) plans to reach your goals. When you talk about your intention with others your brain processes this talk the same way it does action, the result is a “premature sense of completeness.” Your brain can’t tell the difference in the “identity symbols” that make up your self-image between talk and action. Your brain is satisfied and you don’t act, or need to act, on your goals.
We have all heard about the self-styled writer who has spent a lifetime talking about his/her great novel, but hasn’t sat down and written it. Another example is talking about going on a diet, rather than simply doing it.
It feels counter-intuitive to keep intentions and goals to ourselves – we are encouraged to seek and share support – but staying quiet about your intentions and focusing on the actions that will reach your goal will allow your brain to support you rather than sabotage you.
Private intentions are successful intentions. As the slogan says: “Just do it.”
PS – It’s OK to ask for help with specific steps toward your goal as your work to achieve them. Just don’t get caught in the trap of thinking about it, talking about it and not doing it.
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