The Surprising Effects of Writing Your Intentions

Alma Mater statue (Taft, 1929) in front of Alt...

Alma Mater statue (Taft, 1929) in front of Altgeld Hall on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Français : Statue de l’Alma Mater (Taft, 1929) devant le Altgeld Hall, campus de l’Université de l’Illinois à Urbana-Champaign, États-Unis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many of us know this.  When we write our intentions for our life, surprising things often happen.

Last week, I wrote in this blog about the idea of 2013 being a year of integration for myself.  I happen to think much of the world is also in the throes of integrating our inner wisdom into our lives.

In my case, a few days after writing that blog post, I received an invitation to be a judge at the engineering open house at the University of Illinois in Champaign Illinois.  This request completely surprised me since it seemed to come from completely out of nowhere, and I haven’t worked as an engineer for a long time.

I noticed how my family was more excited about this opportunity than I would have expected.  I realized that I haven’t been excited about certain accomplishments of the past. I haven’t integrated my experience of being a materials science engineer in my life as much as I could.  I haven’t honored the work I did in this area. Perhaps more importantly, I haven’t explored how I might integrate engineering more fully it into what I’m doing in my life now.

How about you?  What’s been surprising you lately?

Today’s Contemplation

Have you had any experiences of writing an intention and receiving unexpected opportunities?

Are there any accomplishments from your past that you haven’t been honoring enough?