An intention is a way of fulfilling a certain need that you have, whether that need is for material things, for a relationship, for spiritual fulfillment, or for love. Intention is a thought that you have that will help you to fulfill a need. And the logic is that once you fulfill that need, you will be happy.
Seen this way, the goal of all our intentions is to be happy or fulfilled. So we can see that the ultimate goal of all goals is a fulfillment at the spiritual level that we call happiness or joy or love.
When intention is repeated, that creates habit. The more an intention is repeated, the more likely it is that the universal consciousness will create the same pattern and manifest the intention in the physical world.
Only with repeated thoughts can the impossible be made possible through the intention of the nonlocal mind, the communal “I.”
Adapted from Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2007).