Intentions are good but action is better. Good intentions will get you nowhere if they are not backed and fueled by action. Even better are intentions that have heart, that come from a place of right knowing and right action, from a place of heart that is pure, honest and full of purpose. All of this combined will foster new life. Taking the first step is hard but after that you will find your path of heart unfolding easily as you move forward with heart, mind, body and spirit aligned in action.
Change occurs constantly, though there are times when change is necessary, when there is nothing left to do but create anew. Sometimes it’s just the only thing to do. At other times change is so incremental that it’s hardly noticeable. You know the difference and when action is necessary. If action is not taken when needed, it will be forced upon you. So, are you going to change willingly and with determination? Or are you going to get dragged into it? The choice is yours.
Persist. Let not the tiny things bother you or keep you from your most important actions. Sometimes the journey is a turning away rather than a forward motion and yet even in those small turnings there is motion. Sometimes it isn’t the time for big steps but it’s still necessary and right to maintain movement in a new direction. Even when the goal is not clear keep focused on what is to come, for it will soon be in your grasp.
Stay calm no matter what transpires. Remain steady, thoughtful and free of impulse by acting rationally yet from the heart when it is time to act. A steady mind and a calm heart will do more good than a rash emotional reaction. Train yourself every day to be as calm as you can be so that when the time comes your heart will hold you steady, your mind will have clarity and your actions will be right.
Keep a calm and steady heart as you confront and attend to the difficulties that arise. There is no use in anger, bitterness or resentment. Negative emotions may arise, but let them go through you without attaching to them. Let them burn off so that you may get to the essence of the one great emotion, love. With love there is only the purest intent and the purest of ideals. Let love always guide you, even if love asks you to do difficult things, even if love asks you to face the bitterest truth. In the end, love will show you that there is nothing that surpasses it and that it is eternal.