An intention is meaningful when it is accompanied by immediate action that indicates a self-directed change in behaviour.
Those words came to me just a few moments ago; I tweeted them under the tag #intentionality. I then thought to myself, OK then ... do it yourself -- Make an intention meaningful -- right now. Begin, and complete, a blog post.
I've begun so many over the last few months that I've lost count.
So it goes in my life right now: many, many small steps taken; then, usually, stoppage. I could call them 'false starts' -- but then I realize that no start is false. Making that one step is what matters.
It's like the adage: It's not the falling down that counts; it's whether you get back up again.
For a person like me whose essential metabolic systems have been so depleted, one step can feel monumental. But I've taken it.
I notice that I've used the word but a few times ... and it's a but of insistence, of presence, of proof. It's not a but that says, I can't do this.
It's a but that says, Yes I can; yes I have, and yes I will again.
Begin at the beginning, the wise ones say ...
Photo credit: Clare Colins, "one step at a time"