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Right Intentions
Question:

Hello Deepak, my question is: how do we know what's our "right" intention? I'm 27 years old and I'm going through a real inner crisis. Frankly, I simply have no idea what I'm doing with my life or what I want to do with it. If a genie appeared and granted any wishes instantly, I honestly would not know what to ask. It's as if I don't have any goals, wishes, dreams at all. If I have no intentions there is nothing to visualize or to let go. Can it be my intention that I want an intention...? I feel stuck and it makes me desperate. How do I fix myself?
Response:

Intentions are how we harness the evolutionary power and intelligence of life to unfold our full human potential. You say you are going through an inner crisis and have no idea what you want to do with your life. If you want to know what to ask for, why not ask for clarity on what your life purpose is? Ask what your unique talents and gifts are that you have to offer the world. Ask how you can help those around you who want help. It’s fine if you don’t have grand ambitions for yourself, but by using your talents in the service of others, you can make a big contribution toward making this a better world.

Love,
Deepak

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thank you for sharing such an deeply honest and truthful yet painful time in your journey. Deepak`s simple clarity: \"If you want to know what to ask for, why not ask for clarity on what your life purpose is?\" often, we cannot see or think we may not deserve attention to our intentions. Once we ask the Universe for clarity, the understanding will come.\n\nhumbly, dear YourSoul, may I share: your words \"you are your own guide\" can lead to ego and fear centered thinking which shuts out the Light of Universal Truth and any Gifts you deserve to receive.\n\nAnd Harb -- your 1st sentence \"Often when one is on the cross roads and doesn`t know what to do, one is ripe for a quantum jump in consciousness\" is right on and something i have done many times during my journey when i became `stuck` unknowing confused. letting go and trusting the whole universe is right there with us -- what more could we ask. kudoa
truthwarrior2012 - December 21, 2012
Que agradable tener contacto con un ser humano de grandes pensamientos hermanos deepak chopra bienvenido a la buena intencion de verdad.
Roberto Daza - December 11, 2012
Hi, I am in a very emotional crisis situation in my life. I have always been an extremely positive person all my life. Things did happen the way I wished for the universe always helped me achieve what i desired the most with things and people falling in place as and when required. I went to US for higher studies, I was scared as I knew no one, but made a wonderful friend who helped a lot with her family beine there, later made lots of other friends. But dont know why with a small circle of events, everyhting fell down, all my happiness my cheerfulnees went lost all my relations, friends turned hostile for no apparent reson. I wish to as I never asked or intent to attract this in my life, why did it happen??How can I be there again???Please guide me through my emotional crisis.
nrs - December 10, 2012
Often when one is on the cross roads and doesn`t know what to do, one is ripe for a quantum jump in consciousness, from where everything will be clear to him/her for at least next phase of about 10 years.\n\nIt is not easy to ask for clarifications or know your unique talents and think of using them when your heart is yet not fully into anything. \n\nQuantum jump may take any time from a few months to a few years. Till it happens just surrender and continue to do whatever you are doing, whatever comes before you, knowingly or unknowingly it will be the work for you, even if for nothing else for helping you to pass certain time, because an other kind of work may be going much deeper within you of which you may not be even be aware. Your whole universe is working for you along with you.
Harb - December 10, 2012
Because you are actively looking for your life purpose and are unsatisfied with what you are doing currently, by asking for help from Spirit you are putting out the intention that you want a change, i.e. to move into your life purpose. I was in a similar place a couple of years ago and it was in asking for guidance I was shown the path I needed to follow. My life has completely changed and I now have the fulfillment of knowing exactly why I am here this time. :) I think you will find it easier if you ask for guidance and then KNOW it will come, because it will.\n\nLove and Blessings to you, Mary Jane :)
Manifestyourlifedream - December 10, 2012
Buen juego de palabras. . . Con la intencion basta .
Jose Hr - December 10, 2012
What if it doesn`t need any intention but just surrendering to that what is at that moment? Why not surrendering to uncertainty. Life goes on and the moment one surrenders to that what just is, that moment one receives relief. You don`t have to fix anything, just accept yourself fully the way you are with all negative and positive impulses. No matter what the socalled scientists or wise say: YOU are your own guide and no one can meddle into your own experiences. Just love yourself because you are what you are. It takes a lifetime to fully comprehend what life is all about....
YourSoul - December 9, 2012
Yes, thank you for asking this! I noticed Dr. Chopra said, \"Ask how you can help those around you who want help.\" I wonder, are we supposed to help those around us who want our help? Is it a bad idea/good idea to try to help those who think they don`t need help?
euiey830 - December 9, 2012
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