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Intention, Attention, and Affection…in the Coming Year
By Rukmini Walker   |  Jan 02, 2019


Where would I like to be at this time next year? In my mind, in my heart, in my practice, in my relationships, in my daily life?

As one year fades into the next, we see patterns that are often so difficult to change.

Gandhi has said…

“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.”

If I want to place an intention, I need to focus my attention. But then, where is my heart? Where do I place my affection?

Who do you love? Is there a way to access a greater love, a deeper love, an authentic, lasting love? Mystics of all traditions sing of this, seemingly elusive, Love Supreme.

We may try to love those around us, or aspire to love more or better, but so often we fail.

If we can begin to focus the light of our affection on the Source of all light, then our love can begin to expand the way a beam of light expands. A beam of love, from the Source of all love to include the earth and all living things.

Here is an offering of intention, a focus of attention, to kindle some affection, as 2019 approaches…

My dear Lord Krsna, although I have forgotten You for so many long years in this material world, from today, I am remembering You. Please accept me as Your own, and please engage me in Your loving service.  Krsna, I am Yours. What do you ask of me today?

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