SolePath routinely appears in the mainstream media, as part of an unfolding series of news pieces which include interviews, announcements, procedurals, multimedia, and so much more. Dr. Debra and Rev. Deneen have found themselves in the very enviable position of being at the center of a movement: the SolePath Movement!
Gone are the days when mere local advertisements, or even television commercials were enough. Nowadays any brand worth its salt knows that the ebbs and flows of the internet largely determine all brand success in the world. For some, this has been a harsh reality to have to face. Not SolePath though.
Dr. Debra Ford and Reverend Deneen Justason, at the helm of SolePath, have creatively dictated the company's unique direction since day one. Their recent foray into online advertising, big location advertising (Times Square billboards) and planting themselves firmly within the global news cycle has all but cemented their place in the pantheon of powerful and forward thinking organizations determining the future in tandem.
Here you will find some news links to SolePath's key articles, which we trust you'll find informative and exciting.
Let's speak today about SoleIntending. This is a powerful tool within the SolePath experience. Why is it important at this time of the year?
SoleIntending is a simple, practical goal setting process that helps you create a happier life.
Intentions are always the starting point for change in your life. They are the creation point for your life. Everything that happens begins with intention. They are like seeds – your intentions contain all of the energy to grow, just as a seed contains all of the energy to become the plant or tree.
It's always a good time to write intentions, but particularly at the beginning of the New Year.
All of our work at the SolePath Institute is based on the fundamental teachings of the Tao. SoleIntending is a profoundly simple concept that connects the Tao to a balanced intending and goal setting process to create your life.
What is the importance of intentions? And when should intentions turn to actions? How can this become a reality?
Writing intentions is like charting a course for your life. Energetically it is the same as raising your sail and choosing which direction you will take. Intentions give your life direction. The SolePath SoleIntending process has three parts – all designed to help you make your goals a reality. First you begin with gratitude, expressing thanks for what is already in your life. The benefits of gratitude are well documented and it is know to be one of the prime factors that leads to happiness. Second you will set your intentions or goals – what it is that you wish to reach for and achieve in the upcoming calendar year. Third you will choose your next best step – the one thing that you can do right here, right now to move you towards the accomplishment of your goal.
Let's say you have a businessman, a celebrity entertainer and a retired military person; is there a different approach for each of these types? How is this determination made? Do you seek different outcomes for different types, or is the end goal the same in all areas?
That's the beauty of the SoleIntending process – it is a very personal and unique experience. It is different for each person yet it works no matter what your life experience may be. It is simply a way of setting goals using the perfect balance of the Tao.
I believe that we all have an underlying yearning – one that is the same for each and every one of us – and that is to feel happier. To cope with our lives better; to feel that our life has meaning. Plato said that there is a place that you are to fill and no one else can fill, something you are to do and no one else can do. At the SolePath Institute, we believe that and SoleIntending is an important part of creating your life of purpose.
You describe a "place of calm" in the description of SoleIntending. Please explain how this works, and what sort of place should participants create?
Intentions do not manifest from a place of desperate longing, but rather from an attitude of certainty and contentment; an attitude that knows that your life can be filled with love, health, abundance, and happiness; an attitude that believes that you deserve this.
Once your intentions are written, then it's time to find a place of calm within yourself where you trust that what you are asking for will be delivered to you in the perfect way and at the perfect time.
SolePath has been described by you as a "happiness business", which has truly wonderful connotations. Please tell us how and when SoleIntending fits into the SolePath process?
We offer a free online course called 'the Tao and SoleIntending' that is a great place to start, the beginning of creating the happy life that you desire. Here at the SolePath Institute, we are in the happiness business. We teach tools for living a happier life; practical, easy to apply techniques for being happier. It is possible to be happier.
Why Taoism? What spoke to you about this philosophy in relation to the SoleIntending process?
All of our work at the SolePath Institute is based on the Tao (pronounced Dow).
The Tao is the natural order of the universe. The Tao keeps the world balanced and flowing. The Tao encompasses chi, the essential energy of 'all'.
The key understandings of the Tao are:
Connection – between us all and also with everything
Balance – when one part is out of balance, all parts are affected
Flow – non-resistance to what is going on around you
The Tao teaches that the fundamental law underlying everything in the universe is utterly plain and simple, no matter how complicated life may appear.
Your life becomes a process of accepting and working within the flow of life. You also understand that this planet that you live on is a creative environment and that with your free will you are writing your SoleIntentions and creating your life.
This interview was featured in the February, 2019 news article about SoleIntending. Read the full article by clicking below.