Do you know the difference between intention and intentionality?
Your intention is your conscious mind and your intentionality is your unconscious mind. It is reported that we only use 5% of our conscious mind! Wouldn’t you like to increase the percentage of what is conscious? We can by being more mindful and practicing mindfulness which we use in Sophrology.
Let me give you an example. You decide you want to purchase a car – a Toyota FJ Cruiser. You start to read up about the car and get more information about it on the internet. Then what happens.. you start seeing the car everywhere. You notice the commercials and pay more attention to them. You notice people are talking about this car… so what happened!? Why does it appear that this car is everywhere, when previously you didn't even notice the car?
What is happening is that your intentionality is at work, a.k.a your unconscious mind. It is bringing forward to your conscious mind what you intentionally set out to learn more about. Everything you are now noticing was always there. You just weren’t aware of it. Our conscious mind notices 5% of what is happening around us. Our unconscious mind, like our intentionality, notices everything around us.
By living a more mindful, conscious life we open our awareness to noticing more of what is going on right in front of us. We increase awareness of many things: our actions; our thoughts; and our emotions. At the same time we increase our senses. Our sense of sight, sound, smell, taste, touch and also our intuition is increased! So why not start being more mindful and notice everything happening right now! Now that is definitely a great reason to start practicing Sophrology!