When we have a desire, we want something. When we have an intention, we intend to have what we want. And when we intend to have it, we live life as though we will have it. If we only want something, we may intend to go on wanting it indefinitely. We may go through the motions of doing something about our desire only to relieve our sense of obligation to do something, with no real intention of ever satisfying our desire.
If we want something and we don’t intend to have it, chances are we have conflicting desires or limiting beliefs.
Maybe you want to lose ten pounds and you also want to continue to eat as much as you’re eating now. Hmmm … looking honestly at both of your desires allows you to see an option you may have missed. And the option to burn more calories — rather than eat fewer calories — may spur an intention.
Maybe you want to get along with your sweetheart and you also want to make him see how wrong he is. Those desires are incompatible! You have to decide if you want to love well OR maintain your ego. Then, you can intend to make one of your desires a reality.
Maybe you want commitment and you also want freedom. If you grew up believing that you couldn’t have both, your belief can keep you from intending to have both. Your belief can keep you stuck. You CAN have commitment and freedom, though. You can be rich and nice. You can be successful and still have time for your family. And you can embrace new beliefs, so that they no longer keep you from having what you want.
When you have aligned your desires and beliefs, you will have aligned your heart and your mind, and a loving intention will follow. And you will have what you want!