by TM Women mini magazine January 2023
4 January 2023
Why do people make resolutions? What is the value of having good intentions and translating them into resolutions when most people don’t follow through and most resolutions aren’t achieved?
According to Forbes, statistics show that less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days and only eight percent accomplish them.
So, why do we bother, year after year?
Intentions are a concrete positive step in the direction of correcting a perceived problem or fulfilling a desire. Even a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.
An intention is a directed impulse of consciousness that contains the seed form of that which we aim to create. Like real seeds, intentions can’t grow unless the fertile field is plowed.
This is analogous to what happens during the Transcendental Meditation technique. We experience thought systematically and effortlessly at subtler levels of activity and then the mind disengages from thought and rests in the calm, collected state of pure consciousness.
Consciousness is the least excited state of our mind but is the source of all our thoughts. Like a fertile field, it can give birth to infinite possibilities. When we transcend, our attention enlivens or stirs consciousness. Thoughts that sprout from that level are healthy and can grow and bear fruit.
According to the National Institutes of Health, for an intention to be effective it is essential to choose the appropriate time. Living beings are synchronized to each other and to the earth and its constant changes of magnetic energy. It has been shown that the energy of thought can even alter the environment.
By setting our intention, the environment has a magical way to ensure that opportunities to fulfill that intention appear in various, even unexpected, ways.
We are the designers of our lives. By transcending every day, we are designing a better life with fulfilled resolutions. This is a spontaneous benefit resulting from effective thinking that comes from expanded consciousness and from being more in accord with the environment.
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