How To Be More Mindful
Mindfulness seems to be the new trending hip word for someone with a bit of spiritual hunger. To be specific, mindfulness is the practice of purposely bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment, regrets, or expectations.
One of my students a successful business person who watches the television show Shark Tank every night, asked me “how can I become a more mindful capitalist?”
I answered, “try a little actualized intention!”
What is Actualized Intention for a Business Person?
Actualized intention is a foundational principle for the conscious, spiritually driven capitalist the principle states that the moment I am ready, willing, and able to act on a vision, the visible-invisible hand comes into play and causes an extraordinary process of love compassion, and service to arise spontaneously without discipline or willpower.”
There is a connection here to what is often called the “Law of Attraction” just as there is a connection between the Law of Attraction and the Power of Positive Thinking, a concept popularized by Norman Vincent Peale. They are also similar to the Chinese concept of Wu Wei — the action that requires no action.
It promotes the idea that whatever you can conceive of and which is a natural aspect of what it means to be human will happen to and for you. All that is required here is your intention — An intention that is manifested in every second through thought, word, and deed.
The philosopher Goethe speaks about this concept often. Here is my interpretation of what he has to say as it relates to the concept of intention and the conscious capitalist. “When you are ready, willing, and able to do something, all manner of unforeseen events, circumstances, and environmental shifts take place to enable your vision in becoming a reality. This takes place naturally, spontaneously and may often take place without discipline or willpower”.
Clarity of intention is important because it is for many the one thing that gives meaning to life.
How does one apply intention on a conscious level? A general approach to this goal proposes the theory that if a person dedicates 15 minutes a day to the formation of a habit, and continues this pattern consistently for 21 days, that pattern is somehow ingrained in the mind. If this process is continued for 28 days, it actually becomes uncomfortable to engage in the old behavior and pleasurable to continue doing the new behavior.
Author: Lewis Harrison is an Independent Scholar with a passion for knowledge, innovation, personal development, self-improvement, and problem-solving. He is the creator of Harrison’s Applied Game Theory. His website is AskLewisGameTheory.com
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