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Living Our Intentions

Often, spiritually-guided, inspired moments in our lives end up being just… moments. In other words, despite your excellent intentions, you cleanse and then go right back to eating office cupcakes. You work out for a month and then stop moving at all. You plan to cut off a toxic relationship and then, in a moment of weakness, text that person you know is bad for you.

Why?

The truth is that living a healthy, miraculous life — with vitality and grace — requires real commitment and a practice. Without it, even your most soul-directed intentions may falter.

The right tools make these moments more of a mindset and allow you to live your good intentions. Try these tips and practices that I created and use all the time.

1. Practice radical forgiveness.
Your simple decision to choose to forgive yourself will open the floodgates for peace to set in. Next time you judge yourself for falling off the healthy wagon, simply say, “I choose to forgive myself now.” Then relax into that commitment and let forgiveness take over.

2. When in doubt, play it out.
Whatever the issue, if you take the time to play out the entire scenario you’ll be able to talk yourself out of making a mistake. Use this tool whenever you find yourself enchanted by something that ultimately is not good for you.

3. Do you have permission giving thoughts? Stop giving yourself permission to partake in the negative behavior. If you make a commitment to yourself that you no longer partake in that activity — “I don’t drink” — then you won’t wind up drunk on a Friday night when you wanted to stay sober.

Text Via GPS for the soul | Gabrielle Bernstein

Painting | Poppies | Julie Hamilton

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