Intention is a unique State. This is both - the locomotive that leads You to your goal and a fuel for this locomotive because an Intention is the vector of your life. This is where you look to from the moment Here and Now and in which direction your next Here and Now will appear. This is your future.
I'll start with a little joke.
In a restaurant, a man comes up to a table where a single woman is sitting:
- Let me introduce myself?
- Well, I don’t really know. Have you got serious intentions?
- They surely are! I intend to pay for your dinner, and to pay for a taxi in the morning.
Let's go back to the Knowledge of Intention.
What does our Mind know about Intention? Let’s refer to Wikipedia (article Intention)
Folk psychology explains human behavior on the basis of mental states, including beliefs, desires, and intentions. Mental mechanisms, including intention, explain behavior in that individuals are seen as actors who have desires and who attempt to achieve goals that are directed by beliefs. Thus, an intentional action is a function to accomplish a desired goal and is based on the belief that the course of action will satisfy a desire.
There is also a theoretical distinction between intentionality (intentional actions), and a mental state of intention for the future. Searle (1983) labeled these as intention-in-action and prior intention respectively. Prior intentions reflect forethought about intentions-in-action; prior intentions do not need to be carried out to be considered intentions. An unfulfilled intention is a prior intention that has no action associated with it.
Astington (1993) outlined the connections between mental states (desires, beliefs, and intentions) and actions carried out by an individual in order to reach a goal; these connections are referred to as the Intentional Chain. The proposed connective chain is that desire causes intention, which causes action, which causes outcome. The Intentional Chain maps the linking of a desire to the satisfaction of a goal via the intermediary intention.
The article is quite extensive. It contains a large amount of modern ideas and knowledge about this state. I will talk in detail in the «Creation» chapter how the state of Intention takes part in the process of Your Life Creation each subsequent your Here and Now (your future), You will be able to understand this by running a small experiment and carefully observing its results.
Now I will give another interesting quote, which contains the basic knowledge of the State of intention. These are the words of the Prophet Muhammad:
«The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for». https://quotes.yourdictionary.com/emigrationно
Let's remove religiosity from his words. Starting with the chapter «In the image and likeness» there was spoken a lot about You and God. I am sure that you can say much more by yourself on the same theme.
Let us leave only the sense that I offer you to see:
«each case will turn out to be there, to which a person intended».
Man will receive. And this is the truth. Remember it.
Intention will surely lead you to the result, to your goal, to the outcome of your Creation.
I understand there is a lot of knowledge about the State of Intention in a free access. Therefore, I have nothing to add here, except to remind you that this is your inner State. You give birth to it, You manage it, You adjust it.
Once Oscar Wilde said this way about an intention:
I did not say, he would get married. I just said, he was going to marry. This is not the same thing. For example, I clearly remember that I got married, but I don’t remember at all that I was going to get married. And I tend to think that I never had such an intention.
It is clear to understand the Intention isn’t the only State (Condition) to achieve the outcome of your Creation. But it is present at the process of Your Creation, even if you don’t remember about this like Oscar Wilde.
Then we can continue.
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This text is translated by Elena Malikova.
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