Three weeks ago we spent much of our yoga teacher training weekend setting our intention for the course. We went through a very thorough, deliberate process to determine and refine our intention. We worked as a large group and then in smaller groups redefining and reworking until we had just the right intention for ourselves.
At the end of the day, in ceremony, we said our intention out loud.
It was a very powerful weekend.
My intention is to be strong through a life practice of compassionate discipline.
Honestly when the weekend started I wasn't excited or expecting much out of setting an intention. I would say I kept that attitude through most of the weekend. I was working on an intention statement but it wasn't really fitting or feeling right until I came up with the above sentence.
My lack of self-discipline in every area of my life has been something I've been thinking about and aware of since last summer.
I've always had a hang up about my lack of physical strength -- which is not as lacking as I'd like to think but is definitely lacking.
It's not just physical strength I'm looking for, but emotional as well. Maybe more so. Strength in the way I raise my children, do my job. Strength in the way I live. Strength to find myself and to be myself. To truly be myself.