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An Intentional System for Working with Goals : zen habits

Intentionally working with goals

Intentionally working with goals
  • Think of your goal as an intention, not as a fixed path;
  • If you notice you are attached to the fantasy of your goal, bring your focus to the present and what you can do now, in line with yout intention;
  • Allow yourself to be flexibile - you can shift as you learn more;
  • If/when you do arrive at your destination, stop and be present with it, appreciating your journey, appreciating where you are, without immediately turning to the next thing.

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An Intentional System for Working with Goals : zen habits

An Intentional System for Working with Goals : zen habits

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Key Ideas

Goals as tools

Goals are not the answer to everything, but neither are they evil. They’re simply tools. 

And like any tool, they can be used to bludgeon ourselves over the head with shame and guilt, or can be used with intention, as a way to consciously deep our practice in life. 

Intentionally working with goals

  • Think of your goal as an intention, not as a fixed path;
  • If you notice you are attached to the fantasy of your goal, bring your focus to the present and what you can do now, in line with yout intention;
  • Allow yourself to be flexibile - you can shift as you learn more;
  • If/when you do arrive at your destination, stop and be present with it, appreciating your journey, appreciating where you are, without immediately turning to the next thing.

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Goal setting gives focus

Life is designed in such a way that we look long-term and live short-term. We dream for the future and live in the present. 

Setting goals provides long-term vision in our lives.

Practical goal setting

  • Evaluate and reflect. Regularly write down where you are right now, and if you are happy with your current level of satisfaction.
  • Define your dreams and goals. What do you want? Schedule some quiet “dream time” and think about what really thrills you. Then prioritise those dreams.
  • Make your goals S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-sensitive)
  • Have accountability. Find someone to hold you accountable to your goals.

“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.”

Joseph Campbell

The Elements of Ritual

  • Create your environment, because it will affect your practice.
  • As you start, set an intention for the ritual.
  • Bring presence and full appreciation to the act.
  • Rituals can be a space for contemplating what’s important to you.
  • Close in gratitude for whatever you just did.

Rituals to Consider

  • Start your day with intention, gratitude and reflection.
  • Email & messages: Transform them into a ritual of connecting to others, of carefully considering issues, of crafting language.
  • Exercise: Bring it to be an act of love for your body, an act of connection to your environment, an act of full presence.
  • Meditation: Make it a simple ritual of full appreciation for the moment.
  • Sleep: Make it a time when you reflect on your day, prepare for your time of rest, slow down and appreciate your life.

Feng Shui

Feng Shui

Feng (wind) and Shui (water) is an ancient Chinese art, developed over thousands of years of careful experimentation and observation of nature and surroundings. It is a set...

History of Feng Shui

Feng Shui was one of the five Chinese arts dealing with metaphysics and space, and was known as physiognomy.

This was used to optimize and align the position of buildings, structures and spaces, taking into account the elements of nature.

Modern Feng Shui

Using tools like numbers, symbols, colours, textures and elements, modern Feng Shui practitioners identify spaces that are misaligned and adjust the energy flow to promote health, happiness and abundance.

The two schools of Feng Shui are The Three Gate Method (Form) and The Compass School.

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