adapted from Deepak Chopra
“An intention is a directed impulse of consciousness that contains the seed form of that which you aim to create. Like real seeds, intentions can’t grow if you hold on to them. Only when you release your intentions into the fertile depths of your consciousness can they grow and flourish.”

1.  Slip into the Gap
Most of the time our mind is caught up in thoughts, emotions, and memories…but beyond this noisy internal dialogue is a state of pure awareness referred to as “the gap.”
Meditation & yoga practice take you beyond the ego-mind chatter into the silence and stillness of pure consciousness.
2.  Plant Your Intentions
The best time to plant your intentions is during the period after meditation or yoga, whilst your awareness is centred and grounded. After you set an intention, let it go—simply stop thinking about it. Continue this process each day.
3.  Remain Centred
Intention is most powerful when it comes from a place of contentment not from lack or need.
Stay centred and refuse to be influenced by doubts, fears or criticisms. Your higher self knows that everything is all right and will be all right, even without knowing the timing or the details of what will happen.
4.  Detach from the Outcome Relinquish your rigid attachment to a specific result and live in the wisdom of uncertainty. Attachment is based on fear and insecurity.
Intend for everything to work out as it should, then let go and allow opportunities and openings to come your way.
5.  Let the Universe Handle the Details Don’t listen to the voice that says that you have to be in charge. The outcome that you force is not necessarily as good as the one that comes naturally. You have released your intentions into the fertile ground of pure potentiality, they will bloom when the time is right.


(original article at http://www.chopra.com/ccl/5-steps-to-setting-powerful-intentions#sthash.hJCoiLlO.dpuf)