Intention can be defined as something that you want and plan to do. A direction.
Intentional living simply means to live the life that you truly want. A life by design of your choosing, rather than living a life that just 'happens' to you. It sounds wonderful and simple in theory, but of course there are barriers that need to be overcome – mainly our own thoughts.
Self-confidence is so important - especially when trying to achieve big goals in life. It’s about believing in yourself as you are, your abilities and your potential. But it can be a hard-personal strength to build up. It might be a past (real or perceived) failure or it could be to do with ‘nature and nurture’.
Learning to accept ourselves for who we truly are, is a powerful skill to have. But it’s definitely not easy.
The concept of creating a more simple life is a popular one. But it's definitely not easy.
The following is a list of inspiring Buddha quotes on happiness, love, change and even death.
The spiritual leader's focus on peace, enlightenment and compassion are inspiring and thought provoking: