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Intent of the Day: Word for 2017

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We’ve all read every article about how New Years Resolutions neither last nor work, right? You’re lucky to make it to mid-January before you’ve either forgotten or run out of steam on a huge goal you ran at with full force. And what happens when you’re one of the few super humans who actually completes your resolution? What do you do with the rest of the year? This is why we prefer to choose a word of intention to guide our thoughts and actions.

So what are the keys to a successful word of intent in 2017? Continue reading

From Intent.com: One Word for the Year

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I have a friend who always starts her new year by choosing a word.
One word to focus on all year.
I never choose a word because I like lots of words. It’s hard to commit.
I like the word “superfluous”. I like words like “indigenous” and “lax”.
HOW COULD I BE EXPECTED TO PICK ONE WORD?!

Then I started reading “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brené Brown.
She is a researcher/writer/the kind of human I’m glad exists. She was writing about courage, compassion and connection. She said that the original meaning of courage was “to speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.”

WHAT. Mind blown. The modern use of the word normally refers to a person who is heroic. Acting like a hero. In later chapters, Brené will also ask herself “what is brave for you?” What is the brave way for you to act or respond in any certain situation? For me, it appears that the brave thing, not my first instinct, is to live a courageous life in a way that reflects the original meaning of the word.

This year, 2014, I’ve chosen “courage” as my word.
Trust me, I already feel just a little bit more in touch with my feelings than I’m comfortable with. I think that’s how this is supposed to work, though.

So what’s your word? Who do you want to be this time next year?

Other good things for you to check out:

1. Intent.com – Share your words. Share your hopes and dreams. Meet 30,000 of the best cheerleaders you could’ve hoped for. Check it out.
2. “The Power of Vulnerability“- Brené Brown’s TED Talk. It’s 20 minutes.
You have time.
3. One Word 365 – It’s a community of people who choose a word and stick with it. Find others who chose your word. Be a better human. Make friends.

Thought Manifests As Word

 Wednesday, August 17th

 

Thought Manifests as Word

 

"Thought manifests as word.

Word manifests as deed.

Deed develops into habit.

And habit hardens into character.

 

So watch the thought and its ways with care.

And let it spring from love

Born out of concern for all beings."

 

The Buddha (563?-483? B.C.E.)

Siddhartha Gautama

Indian philosopher and founder of Buddhism

As posted on: www.newspirituality.org

Steve Farrell

Humanity’s Team World Wide Coordinating Director

 

In The Ultimate

 Saturday, 7/23

"In the ultimate, every man must fulfill this utterace for himself:  ‘and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.’  We too, like Jesus, must make the great discovery of the Divinity of Man, and make the ideal of the Christ in us real in the flesh. For this principal of the Divinity of Man, realized by the young lad on the hills of Judea, is a universal principal – it is the law of life, the law of your life.  By this law, by the principal of Christ indwelling, you can do all that you need to do.  You can even do all that Jesus did, ‘and greater things than these shall you do.’ " – Discover the Power Within You by Eric Butterworth

Steve Farrell

Humanity’s Team World Wide Coordinating Director

 

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