Intention Avalanche.

Via Rachel Brathen
on Jan 26, 2013
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Did you know the people who are the strongest are usually the most sensitive?

Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated?

Did you know the one who takes care of others is usually the one who needs to be taken care of the most?

Did you know the three hardest things to say are “I love you,” “I’m sorry,” and “help me”?

Sometimes just because a person looks so happy, you have to look past their smile and see how much pain they may actually be in.

To all of you who are going through some issues right now—let’s start an intention avalanche. We all need positivity and love.

Set your intention for the day:

Today, I give love to every single person that crosses my path. Today I am compassionate. Today I am so overflowing with love; it shows on my face. Today… 

What’s your intention of the day? How can you include love for others in your day-to-day life? How can you share your intentions?

Repeat, share, spread, unite, love—for all!

(Modified from a post sent to me by my mom on Facebook.)


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Ed: Brianna Bemel


About Rachel Brathen

Rachel is a yogi on a world tour. Born and raised in Sweden, she currently resides in the beautiful island of Aruba where she is busy teaching yoga at a resort in the mornings, coordinating retreats at noon, taking her three somewhat crazy dogs to the beach to keep up with the surf in the afternoon and trying to survive as a vegan (where no vegetables grow!) in the evenings. She firmly believes that life is not black or white – it’s black and white and blue and yellow with rays of pink and sparkle in between. You can teach yoga and still be a party animal. Meditate and ignore your spending problems. Be vegan and eat too much chocolate. Have a Swedish passport and live in the Caribbean. You can do anything, as long as it’s you! You can find Rachel on the beach, probably practicing her Astavakrasana, or on


7 Responses to “Intention Avalanche.”

  1. Marg says:

    Rachel is so inspiring! 🙂

  2. JoJo says:

    Rachel is amazing. So fresh, positive, inspiring.

  3. Natalie Baginski says:

    "The forest is green because the individual trees are green." – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    I intend to mind my own business and attend to my Self. Not my small, non-Self, but the Self as described in the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras…the cosmic Self. This means meditating each and every day and infusing my activity with silence (Yoga) and cultivating the 8 Limbs of Yoga simultaneously as I grow slowly on this path. I intend to not put pressure on myself to be anything other than honest (no mood making), but tune in to my Self and be real about who I am, what I need, how to get there…

    My neighbor cussed me out. And I'm talking, like, words I haven't heard since the last time I watched Sopranos and my first reaction was to bitch her out back. Man, I was mad! How dare she talk to me that way. What a nut case! My Self knew she was in pain, but my non-Self wanted to react, defend, shout back, drive her into the ground so she never speaks to me again! Then a few days later, I snow-shoeveled her driveway and sidewalk. So…am I enlightened? Well, enough to be quiet when I wanted to spout profanities, but the anger was still there and I actually kind of wished her harm. It took days to find my compassion. Ouch, after 15 years of yoga and I still get angry! I intend to allow myself to be a human being and I intend to become a green tree whether the rest of the forest is green or not.

    Thank you, what a sweet, inspiring little piece.

  4. Karlena says:

    Rachel, from one positive lover of yoga to another, you are inspiring and truly a joy to follow. Infinite love & gratitude for all that you are….ROCK ON!!! xo