Intention gets in the way of attention. It begins an inexorable drift from what is, and finding ways to engage what is, towards building an edifice of will and illusion upon what is desired.
There is a push to give intention primacy, “We intend, therefore we are!” Yet, before we have any intention, we attend.
This pressure to place will at the center feeds, and is fed by, the Ego’s desire to be in charge. If intention is primal then so is the “I” making that claim. It is the I who is insisting, it is the I who has intentions. Attention is a direct connection with Being by a Being that is integrated with its surroundings. Action arises, including intention, out of that relationship. This is the human predicament: While attention brings forth intention, intention tends to take over and insist it is more important with every miss-step following from there.
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