Willpower, coupled with “intention” creates a powerful combination for anyone in any stage of substance use recovery.
A great Tibetan teacher, Nyshul Ken Rinpoche once said,” Everything is intention.” The word is defined as meaning, ” a determination to act in a certain way; resolve, importance, significance. And what one intends to bring about.”
According to a recent article by Sylvia Boorstein, in Lions Roar Magazine ( January 2107) she write,” Wise intention is what keeps our lives headed in the right direction.”
She contained, ” Making sure your intentions align with your real values, is one of the best ways to lead the life you want.”
Recovery from drugs or alcohol is a personal and complicated process. Keeping focused on what we want to accomplish is important.
As we near the beginning of a New Year, rather than making a list of impossible resolutions, why not simply state that “In the coming year I will be filled daily with good intentions.