Living with Intention

3thingsmatter_buddhist saying

Can you believe it?  It is already the second day of 2014!  I’m sure many of you already have some goals or new year’s resolutions in mind for this year.  I also have my own list which seems to be growing longer and longer by the minute. 😛  However, the thread that holds all of my goals and dreams is aptly captured in the quote above.  I discovered this quote on New Year’s Eve through a friend of mine, and it has resonated with me for the past two days.

To start off 2014 on my blog, I would like to share with you this meaningful Buddhist quote.  As we all continue to strive towards our new goals and reach new heights this year, I think it’s also important to keep this beautiful quote in mind.  Always think about and act upon these three important things as we go through our everyday lives, working towards our goals and dreams.  It means live with intention: know our own values, hopes and deepest desires, and at the same time love and care about (and spend time with) people and things that really matter to us, treat people and things (e.g. the environment) the way we want to be treated, and learn to let go of people and things when they are not meant to be or are unhealthy for us.  I truly believe that living with intention and being mindful (in the present) will help us to be more focused and bring us pleasure, joy and fulfillment in the long run.

Hope you find this post as food for thought and will inspire you to start your year off in the right direction! 🙂

XO, Violet 

 

P.S. If you’re wondering how to live a life with intention, here’s a very good beginner’s guide: http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-10705/the-beginners-guide-to-living-with-intention.html

Enjoy! 🙂

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