Is there a difference between focus, intention and expectation?
When we focus on one thing to help bring it into our awareness, does that not carry intention with it?
When we set an intention, do we not have an expectation that the intention will be fulfilled?
What then distinguishes these three words?
Our focus goes from one thing to another. It creates the feelings around what we experience and is the essential part of our choices.
Intention takes our focus and then puts even more energy behind it to create something new. Our intention is more about what is to come than what currently is.
Expectation arrives on the scene when we start to attach to a specific outcome. Expectation causes us to making meaning from the fulfillment or lack of fulfillment of our vision.
To avoid getting caught in the cycle of disappointment that often accompanies expectation, learning to be open to the unimagined ways something can work out is most valuable.
We focus and then intend. The universe responds, and it usually does so in ways far beyond our imagination…