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The power of your intention (a goal)....
November 9, 2005
10:33 pm
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This is from some website I found:

"When your intent is to learn to love, you are willing to face your fears and feel your painful feelings in order to understand how you may be creating them and discover what you need to do differently. The deeper purpose here is to become a more loving human being, starting with yourself. When you open to learning about your own fear and beliefs and about what brings you joy, you move toward love. When the intent is to learn, learning about love becomes more important than protecting against fear. When your intent is to learn to love, your deepest desire is to find your safety, peace, lovability and worth through an internal connection with the unconditional love that is available on the spiritual level.

When your intent is to protect yourself from fear and pain, and avoid responsibility for your feelings, your deepest desire is to find your safety, peace, lovability and worth through externals, such as attention, approval, sex, substances, things and activities. When you believe that others are responsible for how you feel, you try to control them in order to feel safe and worthy.

In every moment, each one of us chooses our intent - either to attempt to feel externally safe by controlling others and our own feelings, or to create inner safety by learning about loving ourselves and others. While the choices that others make may influence you, no one but you has control over your intent. Not even a Higher Power can control your intent, since that would negate your free will. In each moment, you choose what is most important to you, and in each moment you have an opportunity to change your mind.

There is an important distinction between the intent to know and the intent to learn. The intent to know comes from the part of us that wants to know what to do and how to do it “right” in order to have control over getting what we may want - attention, approval and so on. People can even get addicted to gathering information; they think it will give them more control. Having the intent to learn means that you do not have to know what to do. You only need to learn how to open to a higher source of guidance, and you will be directed. Guidance in what is loving to ourselves and others is always available to us when we know how to access it."

November 9, 2005
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This is so helpful for those of us who look externally for love (me!). Are you a therapist? You post some good stuff.

November 9, 2005
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Nope, not a therapist! Don't even play one on TV. Just codependently giving advice anywhere, everywhere!

The line in this that got me was that I have been using knowledge for power and control. I need to learn to just let go and trust myself and my God.

~thanks for the compliment, tho!

LL

November 10, 2005
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Neshie: Read this.

November 10, 2005
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Lass-

Thanks for sharing the piece. It was quite interesting. I like the part about free will. I pray for strength for whatever I must face. I don't believe there is much more the HP can do. I guess that is why I never ask people to pray for me.

November 11, 2005
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The only way out is through sometimes. Other times, we have the ability to change our minds, changing everything.

LL

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