With Intention

Today, I did something that I hadn’t done in quite a long time.

I moved. With intention.

I sat. With intention.

I ate. With intention.

I watched. With intention

I wrote. With intention.

I listened. With intention.

I parented. With intention.

Today, I was me. With intention.

Lately, I have felt like I have been spending much more time doing and less being. Don’t get me wrong, I like doing stuff. Doing feels like that is where the action is. I also like being. That seems to be where the magic is.  Something seems to be missing, though. There needs to be a universal connector between my doing and my being. And, that connector is intention.

So, what is intention anyway?  Often, it feels like it is just an overused buzzword to sound more spiritual or relevant. It’s more to me, though. Intention is breathing. It is inhaling and exhaling. It is being present in each moment.

So, whether I am building a sand castle with my kids or building my empire with my business, I will continue to do so with intention.