As I've been working hard to let go of my unhealthy religious and new-age beliefs, it's been super important for me to find ways to fill my mind and life with concepts that are still hopeful, peaceful, and inspirational.
My old belief systems contained principles and aspects of living that were actually very helpful on many levels, and I don't want to throw those things out just because they were taught to me in ways that are no longer healthy for me.
One of these helpful principles is that of living an intentional life.
The word "intentional" is a good word for me at this point because it doesn't carry any religious or new-age properties (maybe it does for some people, but it doesn't for me) so I feel comfortable with the concept and what it can mean to me.
Basically, living an intentional life (to me) means that I am living life ON purpose, FOR purpose. It means that my habits, mindsets, goals, and choices align with what matters most to me.
It means that I remain conscious and aware of making choices that are for my highest and most hopeful good, no matter what stage of life I am in.
It means that I am careful, reflective, mindful, and corrective as I live out the days that are mine to navigate.
I am by no means perfect at this, but I am trying.
Because I always feel better when I do.
There are SO MANY ways to live an intentional life and this blog post addresses many of them that have mattered most to me, but I think we are all so different and have to find what works best for us individually.
Anyway, here's to healthy, intentional living!
(Even those days when I just need to stay in my pajamas and watch "Inside" for the third time.)