Are Purpose and Intent Part of Mindful Action?

Action with intent or purpose is far more powerful than action for the sake of itself.

Consciousness creates reality. In order to use this to manifest the end goal or desire, you need to use mindfulness to think, feel, and then take intentional action.

Action needs to have intent. It needs to be done with a purpose in mind. Action simply to complete the mindfulness trifecta with thought and feeling does little to energize conscious reality creation.

Why does this matter? Because in order to manifest your destiny, you have to energize the process. If you do not give it energy, you haven’t gotten all that far past the thought alone.

Everybody gets ideas. They range in size, shape, color, usefulness, and so on. This is how things get created to make the world a better place.

Idea is another word for thought. Thought is the starting point for creation of any kind.

Some people, however, over-power thought itself. You get caught up in the idea that positive thinking will make your life better, or that you can think yourself to a better place than you already are at. Thought gets treated as a quick fix.

While it’s true that positive thinking matters and you are able to think things into being, it is only one step in the process. It is the starting point for everything else to work off of.

Modern society is obsessed with quick-fixes. We want to lose weight now, get rich quick, connect online instantly, go zero to sixty in less than three seconds, and so on. One step is all we want, requiring more takes too long.

Acting is a matter of purpose and intent

The notion of intent can feel challenging. You need to intend a result, and sometimes in the process of conscious reality creation, you just don’t know what you will get. This is why thinking about intent as purpose or an objective might feel more empowering.

You have to take mindful steps. First, there is the thought. Once the thought has come into existence, you need to feel it. Thought by itself is merely a notion, speculation, or something equally interesting, but ultimately powerless. When you attach feeling and emotion to the thought, now it gets energized.

Consider this analogy. Thought is a lamp. Feeling is plugging the lamp into a power source. Action is the flicking of the switch to turn it on. That is intentional action; taking an action with purpose with the goal in focus.

Due to the instant gratification/quick-fix society, this can feel like a lot of work. I had an idea, and now I need to feel it and do something to make it happen. How the hell do I figure out what that something is? I think this is why many good ideas never get realized. You know the what, but not the how.

It’s important not to get caught up and lost in the how of things. Conscious reality creation for manifestation of any given goal often hasn’t a clue about how to make this happen. But this is part of why action with purpose matters. You’ve had the thought, you are feeling it out, and from there some logical, intentional action may come to mind.

Action with purpose might be smaller than you think

I know that I frequently think that the things I desire to manifest are pretty big. I mean, let’s face it, becoming a best-selling author and high-demand self-help/inspirational personality are pretty large goals. The very notion of creating this feels enormous, somewhat overwhelming…and possibly impossible.

Don’t even get me started on the how.

The thing to keep in mind (yes, I am also reminding myself here) is that everything big starts out small. The Universe is getting bigger every second, but it began mind-numbingly smaller. Yoda said it well when he said, “Size matters not.” As such, a purposeful action to empower manifestation might take far less effort than you think.

How so? For example, I desire to become a best-selling author. I have written the books, I have published them, now it’s a matter of getting them to sell. This is the path I desire to walk. But I have only the vaguest idea of how to do this.

Now I come to mindfulness. Thought, feeling, and action.

Thought: I AM a best-selling author. If I keep saying “I want to be” that puts it ALWAYS in the future. That’s the nature of conscious reality creation. So now I need to change the thought to the here-and-now and bring it into the present.

Feeling: With the thought made manifest what does this feel like? How does it feel?

I need to visualize my name on a best-seller’s list, feel how excited that makes me. I need to experience how it will feel to be in demand to do signings and talk about my work. I need to experience the emotion, in the here-and-now, of the achievement in the now.

Purposeful, intentional action empowers

Action: I need to write, not type, the phrase “I am a best-selling author” over and over. I need to fill a page with this. As I write it out, I need to feel it, as though it really is happening, here-and-now.

I could write out an interview about my process and my work, explaining how I have made this happen. Maybe I should brainstorm ideas for marketing my books.

All of these are intentional actions. All of these actions have a purpose and are a step in the process of manifestation.

If this feels foolish, ludicrous, or like total hooky-spooky crap…then this won’t work at all. I recognize that this might not work. But every step counts. Doing these small things have the potential to lead to bigger and better things.

These actions with purpose could and should open channels I have not considered before that will help me along to my goal.

Action with intent or purpose is far more powerful than action for the sake of itself. Thought, feeling, action. Mindfulness and conscious reality creation. Altogether I can find and/or create a pretty awesome life. And so can you.

What actions with purpose are you taking for your goals?

You are worthy and deserving of using your mindfulness to find and/or create the reality in which you desire to live. When all is said and done you and I matter.

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I am a practitioner of mindfulness, positivity, philosophy, & conscious reality creation. I love to inspire, open minds, & entertain. http://www.mjblehart.com

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