Focused intentions

Those who run to your target, get ready, go! When I ran the track in high school, runners lined up to run 100 yards. Each had a single focus and intention. They wanted to be the first to cross the finish line before anyone else. This required an inward and seemingly constant focus on their goals, because a single mistake could cost them a race.

When a person is engaged in achieving a goal, you must focus your mind and heart on the task at hand. Setting a goal to achieve is a good start. There should be small targets for you to be on the road for your main goal on the road. Setting goals focuses your attention. They force you to watch with the highest intention.

Seeing with your own eyes what you can’t see with them is a good way to reach your goals in life. For example, take a pebble and throw it into a pond or lake. Watch the waves move and spread in the lake or pond. Then see how much you can watch from the gravel as you walk to the bottom of the lake or pond. You will not be able to see where the gravel is going at once. It requires you to see with your own eyes what you can no longer see with them. You know exactly where that rock is going. Went to the bottom. It is the foundation of what connects each part of the pond.

Your spirit or inner vision is like this pond. When you choose to focus on a specific intention or goal, you will realize your energy. Then the ripple effect causes movements in the pool or in your life. Although none of us can predict our course in life, we can know where we are going. We go to the source. It is the foundation that holds all life together.

How do you know what your intentions are? What is your favorite hobby? Have you ever considered turning this into your career? For example, do you like golf and consider yourself a salesman? Then try to find a way to invest in or sell golf equipment. There are many ways to explore your rich thoughts and link them to your interests. Hunch, you’ll be glad I did. The richness of your life will come out of your wealth or thoughts.

I know a man who had a dream. He dreamed of becoming the next President of the United States. His dream was to make such a playground economically viable for all Americans. His message was one of Hope. His careful intentions were to be able to live in order to realize his dream. He went all over the country to share a message of hope for all Americans. After winning the Democratic nomination after a two-year campaign against Republican nominee John McCain, on November 4, 2008, President Barack Obama saw his intentions in the spotlight manifest themselves in material reality. He made history as the first black American president of our time.

Have a dream? What is this? Have you been focusing on this dream for years? Why not make it a reality? Make your dream come true by setting small goals that you can achieve every step of the way until you reach your ultimate goal. You will be glad you did. Insight is seeing what you want to see in front of you from within. Stay true to your purpose in life. Find out why you are here. Then create meaning in your life by fulfilling your destiny.

Sam Oliver, author, “Another Way to Healing”