3 Minute Meditation to Set Intention

The sound track to this video uploaded yesterday is a 3 Minute Meditation to Set Intention
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Consider how you want to live?
Take a few moments to ask yourself “what is my intention for today?”
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Take a moment to think of your intention as an internal sense of direction. Find it in your body and quiet your mind. Next bring your thoughts to that place of inspiration and possibility, your intention like a magnet drawing to you all the opportunities, teachers, support and anything else you may need to achieve the outcome you seek.
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#Manifest your BEST Life. Live with Intention.
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I hope you enjoy this new video 🙂 And if yoga teacher training is one of your intentions then feel into it.
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Harness the Power of the New Moon FREE Intention Booklet

New Moon energy (when the Moon is directly between the Earth and the Sun and not visible from Earth) is a potent time to align and create that which you desire to action your Dharma. It is a time of NEW beginnings and increased energy. It is about starting afresh, planting new seeds and connecting to your higher self. During this high-energy time (the 2 days before, day of and 2 days after) it is important to focus on what you want and stop giving energy to those things you fear.
It is a time of self-expression empowered with the knowledge that once you nurture your own desires and passions you can manifest your most important intentions. It is about birthing new ideas and activating the creative life force in yourself by focusing on your dreams, goals, inspiration, mission and vision to support your happiest life!
Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia Mordini
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3 Ways to Be Happy – Happiness Prescriptions

Seeking Happiness by Silvia Mordini

Happiness is a continuous state of quiet joy that exists in the moment from the inside out. Happiness is what love looks like. It is the manifestation of what it means to love ourselves, love our day, love our lives.

“Contentment is about falling in love with your life.” – Swami Rama

As seekers of happiness it is important to understand how much of it depends on internal versus external factors. Based on her research, in her 2007 book The How of Happiness, positive psychology researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky concluded that roughly 50 percent of happiness is determined by our genes and 10 percent by our life circumstance, but 40 percent depends on our daily activities.

This 50% is what is commonly known as our Happiness Set Point. The great news is that we have the power to influence 40% of our happiness.

You can seek daily activities that inspire enthusiasm. This is why Yoga Festivals like Sedona Yoga Festival or Bali Spirit Festival are a Happiness Reset. For four days you choose exactly those events that you are most passionate about such as going on a hike, taking a Handstand Workshop, Yoga Nidra, Kundalini Yoga or kicking back listening to amazing musicians share what they love.

The yogic philosophy of Santosha, often translated to mean contentment, is about living into your choices and within those happenings loving what life is offering us moment to moment. Finding the peaceful joy that is our natural state is the return to self that a weekend at a yoga festival brings about.

“Happiness depends on ourselves.” – Aristotle.

1. Take Responsibility

How to be Happy starts with taking responsibility for the quality of your life. When we are willing to accept accountability, it gets easier to authentically describe what we want our happiest life to feel like. From there, the whole world opens up!

“Happy people avoid blame in all its incarnations. They don’t blame other people, they don’t blame circumstances, and they don’t blame themselves. To happy people, blame serves no purpose. It doesn’t ever get us what we truly desire. In fact happy people not only avoid blame but they also avoid its family members envy, greed and jealousy – which are among the key indicators of unhappiness.” -The Choices Happy People Make

2. Choose Now

The act of waiting for happiness to be happy, or “happiness procrastination” as I refer to it, can be paralyzing. If we have a prerequisite of a certain condition taking place to facilitate happiness then we’ll always be waiting as opposed to being happy in the moment. If we fool ourselves into believing that we have to understand the reasons why we’re unhappy, the result will be getting stuck in that state of unhappiness. Instead choose those activities that spark joy, stop over intellectualizing your choices and live in the present.

What’s so important about being in the moment? Spiritual practice teaches us that the present moment is the source of healing, love, inspiration, and happiness. In fact, the purest form of happiness is found in the present moment. The yogis call this power of presence shakti. But to reap these benefits, we can’t just have fleeting moments of presence. We have to stay long enough in the present moment to really soak in the happiness.

Apply this Happiness Rx (Prescription):
• Each day take time away from your electronics and have a face-to-face conversation (instead of Face-to-book)
• Each week take one Media Detox day without technology (tv, laptop, cell phones, ect)
• Each month plan a nature trip whether it’s hiking in the mountains or walking the beach.
• Take a long weekend each year to attend a Wanderlust Festival for a happiness reset.
• Each year go on retreat where you can unplug from your business life for a week.
• At the end of the year, take a business “savasana” where you celebrate all that you attempted and accomplished and find pleasure in resting in that knowledge.

3. Stoke Your Passion!

Happiness is a direct experience of enthusiasm. Remember, it is not how or when we accomplish something that matters most, it is the sense of enthusiasm during the process that demonstrates our quality of life. Enthusiasm gives us the chance to go beyond our happiness set point. The foundational teachings of yoga tell us that joy is our birthright. That doesn’t mean it comes easy: It takes real effort. However, this exertion is well worth it and we should never let a day go by without putting forth our best effort to live with passion.

Practice this Mantra: I love myself, I love my day, I love my life!

Dragonfly Medicine in My Life

Dragonflies keep landing on me.

All Summer it was Butterflies.

🙏 I’m receiving your message loud and clear. I bought this butterfly scarf I’m wearing at piazza Michelangelo in #Florence in July. It’s my go to #meditation shawl as a reminder each morning that Today I Will Fulfill My Potential.
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The #dragonfly #totem carries the wisdom of transformation and adaptability in life. As spirit animal, the dragonfly is connected to the symbolism of change and light. And is a symbol of the realm of emotions, an invitation to dive deeper into your feeling
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❤️ What I love most about Dragonfly Medicine! ❤️
Dragonflies start to grow in water and then move into the air and fly. When this spirit animal shows up in your life you may be called to transform and evolve. Symbol of metamorphosis and transformation, it inspires those who have it as a totem to bring about the changes needed in their lives in order to go to reach their full potential.
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Photographer Merritt

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8,760 Hours in 2017 Mind Map Your Intentions

Remember there are 168 hours/week and 8,760 hours/year.
Where would you like this time to go in 2017? Organize your core values and key intentions into into categories such as happiness, fun, family, creativity, work, spirituality, giving etc. Consider turning these categories into Mind Maps.

HOW TO CREATE MIND MAPS
A term first made popular by British author Tony Buzan, “mind mapping” is a style of graphically depicting concepts related to a particular topic or idea. For the purpose of intention setting, a mind map is one way to visually represent your inner creativity and identify what lights you up. This can be a great place to start because there are no rules. A mind map evolves organically and can reveal your most authentic desires and needs. Add drawings, words, scribbles, color and anything that you connect with in a real way.

One of the most powerful mind maps is as simple as a circle. Inside the circle exists everything you could ever want or be, outside the circle is anything that you do not want. (Sometimes, it’s necessary to know what you don’t want first so that you can stay laser focused on what you do want.) Use your senses to identify what is inside your circle. How do you want to feel? What does it sound, smell, taste like? Use language that awakens your spirit and gets you excited!

Exercise: Mind Mapping
Draw a circle and inside the circle write what you want, outside what you don’t want.
Mind Map #1: Health
Mind Map #2: Happiness
Mind Map #3: Yoga
Mind Map #4: Fun
Mind Map #5: Finances
Mind Map #6: Giving
Mind Map #7: Personal Development (Learning)

For this and more exercises download my #FREE New Year’s Intention Setting Workbook helping you align directly with How to #Manifest #Happiness.