Knowledge is power, but only wisdom is liberty - Will Durant
Winters in our lives can make us feel inert. We might erroneously think that we're stagnating; except that the reality is that this is our opportunity to take stock, rest and store energy we need for new growth. Allow yourself to be still and reconsider what your intentions are for this season. Remember goals are fleeting, but growing into your intention is forever.
What are your intentions for your life? for your children? for your world?
Running and trying to reach your goals can be like grasping at clouds, and you end up feeling exhausted, frustrate and inept. Goal posts can move away from us, and that's not always under our control as circumstances change, like shifting sand underneath us.
Having said that, it's not wrong to set goals. Just that it's more useful to set them in the context of what your intention is.
Goals are fleeting and subject to factors that aren't always under our control. Intention on the other hand IS under our control and we can choose how we direct our energy in the interest of our aims, which is driven by our intention.
Intentions are aspirations but goals provide us with tangible benchmarks to help advance us forward in the interest of our aspirations.
Intention also opens up a world of options that wouldn't be available if you single mindedly focused on just a concrete goal. It also reduces the risk of burn out and gives us flexibility to make any move we...