“Nia!” is Swahili for intention, and ‘I love it’. Something about the sound and feeling of saying nia is so much more soulful than the word intention. Most of the time the way I view life is with a spiritual and soulful twist, it’s just the way I’ve always been, and the word nia fits in perfectly. So I’ll take the definition of nia one step closer to the divine and say nia is a goal for your soul, a way of setting the energy pattern with which you will interact with life .
“Life proceeds out of your intentions for it. When you are aware of this, you can live your life deliberately.” ~Neale Donald Walsch
So many people live life in autopilot and their only intention is to accomplish as much as they can before they are allowed to shut down at the end of the day. If this sounds familiar to you then maybe you should examine your daily nia and then your life’s nia. I know, I know, you’re busy. You don’t have the luxury of time to sit around and examine your life, let alone the underlying energy with which you create your daily experiences.
There are 365 days in a year. That’s plenty of time.
There are 24 hours in a day. That’s plenty of time.
There is only this moment and that’s plenty of time.
Take a minute, just a minute to answer this question. Do you spend most of your energy thinking or feeling like you don’t have enough… ?
“Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.” Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855).
This is a brilliant quote, but I am going to add “and feelings” to the end. So, “Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts and feelings.”
Taking the time to examine and create your nia for your life will guarantee that you are providing your life the correct thoughts and feelings to express.
“Difficulties indeed sometimes arise; but common sense and honest intentions will generally steer through them.” Thomas Jefferson (1762-1826)