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Vitalizing the Details

I was talking with a friend recently who was lamenting the endless details of her job. Her passion, enthusiasm and personal will for her calling were waning fast. This woman is no slacker mind you, and she is one of the more impassioned people I know. In fact, her mission is so far-reaching that its fulfillment may affect the quality of life for people on a global scale. So this conversation got me thinking about the power of intention, and the despair that shows up in its absence. The absence of intention is deadly.

My friend has intentions for sure - big ones - but she had not kept them present in the minutia of the day-to-day. Intention breathes life into the smallest detail. It is who we are in the moment. It is our cause and our motivation, grounding us in purpose, uplifting us in inspiration. Intention gives direction to even the smallest choices. Without it our days feel meaningless, random.

It has been said that God is in the details. It has also been said that the devil is in the details. Taken together, this means that with simple day-to-day choices we create that which is life-giving or that which leads to decay. Bringing intention to the details quickens our purpose, and brings satisfaction to life.

? 2009 Phoenix Possibilities Inc., Paula Sellars