The Power of Intention

I am absolutely fascinated by the human potential. I was reading a very interesting article on the power of the mind to produce results in the body. There have been studies on strength building that compared one group that worked out and one group that visualized. The “working out” group had a 30% increase in strength and the “couch athletes” mental workout had a 16% increase. There also have been many research projects supporting the mental rehearsal’s effectiveness in healing body aches and pains and even cancer. Championship athletes use mental rehearsal to sharpen their ability to succeed.

According to quantum physics on a particle level the body is almost totally rebuilt every year. We breathe in new particles that are rebuilding us and breathe out the old body constantly. I wonder if we can use our mind to eliminate any chronic physical problems just by intending the new particles to rebuild and replace what hasn’t been working well. Is it our thinking that keeps the problems coming back?

I certainly know that our thinking affects the way we feel. In less then a second, I can change the way I feel by changing my thoughts. Last night I was checking out the news on the internet and saw an athlete I had enjoyed watching had died suddenly. He was 4 years younger then I am. In a second or two I felt sad and aware of my own vulnerability.

That same instant mind-emotion-body affect can be used to create results we seek in life. Here is a fun experiment: Begin each day with the intention of the results you want to create. Then at the end of the day see how you did. Do this for a week or more and see what happens?

If you want to read more about this, I can recommend Wayne Dyer’s book, Intention, which is filled with great ideas. The article I read that inspired this journal entry comes from a book called, The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World by Lynne McTaggart.

Post a comment and let me know how your intentions work for you.