The fundamental of who you are seems to be 2 things: attention and intention.
Attention is intelligence directed. You have the ability to direct your intelligence… This is attention.
Whenever you are awake, attention is on. It is running. The only question is, where? Where is your attention? Is it on the external or the internal? Both are appropriate depending on what’s needed.
Intention is desire directed. You have the ability to direct your desire… This is intention.
Whenever you are awake, intention is on. It is running. The only question is, towards what? What is your desire?
I speculate that deep down all human beings have the same fundamental intentions. We want our bodies to be healthy, fit and attractive. We want our minds to me creative and working for us. We want our emotions to be happy and free. We want our lives to be filled with love and abundance. How we get to these things may differ, but the fundamental desire seems to be the same.
With that said, there seems to be the possibility for ‘demons’ to hijack both our intention and attention. We definitely have the ability to create unhappiness for ourselves using these very mechanisms of misplaced attention and intention. Why we do this, I don’t know. Where this comes from, I don’t know. But it’s there.
The challenge, every morning, is to find your highest intentions and power them with your attention. Get both aligned towards the highest.
Attention + Intention is Who You Are. Know this, and be wise with how they are directed.