Setting Your Intention: 108 Words to Live By.

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A Prayer of motivation and dedication.

~ I wrote the above prayer of intention for the Refuge Meditation Group in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Benjamin Riggs

Ben Riggs is the author of Finding God in the Body: A Spiritual Path for the Modern West. He is also the director of the Refuge Meditation Group in Shreveport, LA and a teacher at Explore Yoga. Ben writes extensively about Buddhist and Christian spirituality on Elephant Journal, and his blog. Click here to listen to the Finding God in the Body Podcast. To keep up with all of his work follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

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anonymous Nov 18, 2015 6:08pm

I only got about 50 words then it cuts off? anyone else getting this?? tried in ie and chrome?

    anonymous Nov 19, 2015 1:39am

    Hey Jai,
    Thanks for the heads up—there was something going on with the image, but I've fixed it!
    With elephant love,
    Toby

anonymous Nov 18, 2015 6:55am

Beautiful!

anonymous Dec 30, 2013 7:40pm

wow! really excellent, thank you !

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anonymous Oct 4, 2011 4:13pm

Printed it, and carrying it around for a while – just to see if I can tap in a little more with such a reminder, thank you .

anonymous Oct 4, 2011 1:33pm

You are amazing.

anonymous Oct 4, 2011 1:05pm

Amazing, true, inspiring, loving it and sharing just wherever I can ! Thanks to you and thanks to Elephant!

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anonymous Aug 18, 2011 10:35am

A helpful quote on the need to find our own joy through service. Beautiful.

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anonymous Aug 17, 2011 1:50am

Beautiful 🙂

anonymous Aug 16, 2011 11:23am

Thank you….

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anonymous Aug 16, 2011 8:47am

Benjamin, thank you SO MUCH for sharing this. I will be sharing it as well, infusing it into my personal practice, and presenting it to my classes and meditation practice group. Thank you!!!

anonymous Aug 16, 2011 8:14am

Thank you Ben. Beautiful and inspiring. 🙂

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anonymous Aug 16, 2011 7:58am

This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

anonymous Aug 15, 2011 3:09pm

thank you. needed that 🙂

anonymous Aug 15, 2011 9:38am

Copied, Printed, Posted, Shared & Taped to the Mirror! THANK YOU <3

    Benjamin Riggs Aug 15, 2011 12:14pm

    Wow. Glad you liked it!

anonymous Aug 15, 2011 8:27am

Beautiful! Did you write this Benjamin?

    Benjamin Riggs Aug 15, 2011 8:35am

    Yes, I did. Thank you, Tamara.

      anonymous Aug 16, 2011 9:40am

      Lovely Ben – thanks for sharing. I am going to print this out to put in my journal and in my car with your permission.

Deborah Loraine Schultz Nov 12, 2018 5:28pm

It seems unfortunate that I am not able to see the article/prayer under the headline, "Setting Your Intention: 108 Words to Live By." Is there a link I am overlooking, or has this expired? I'd like to read those 108 words. Thank you. Deborah S