A sankalpa is a specific kind of intention: a clear, quiet, neutral place to stand. Imagine a platform in the deep, deep forest, like that from which a biologist might watch. We are scientists of ourselves and we need a clear, quiet place from which to watch the thoughts. Our sankalpa is an expression of why we practice, a touchstone to which we can return when we get lost among our thoughts and desires.
Qualities of Sankalpa
- A clear, concise sentence
- stated Positively.
- starting with what is already well.
- ascribing a quality of being to you that you want to affirm
- in the present tense - affirming your basic wholeness.
Examples: “I am whole.” “I am good.” “I am healthy.” “I am relaxed and at ease.” “I respond to situations appropriately in the moment they happen.” “I am worthy.”