The Goal of Intention

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).

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Roger M.
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Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola2 years ago

Thanks for a great article,

Duane B.
.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Abbe A.
Azaima A.3 years ago


Angela N.
Angela N.3 years ago


Ermes B.
Ermes B.3 years ago


Ra-Ana G.
Ra-Ana G.3 years ago

Nicely boiled down the goal of intention---HAPPINESS. Good to keep this in mind as we seek to act on our intentions:)

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Dorothy A.
Dorothy A.3 years ago

Ok, honestly I read this and my first thought was 'what?'. So I read it again and I'm still not sure I understand what the writer is trying to tell me. I am sure of one thing though.
JANE B. is wrong. I'm sorry if this has been your experience in life. Someone, probably more than once, has hurt you and now you try to warn others. You also seem to have no patience with those of us who disagree. Be careful or you'll turn into what you're angry at. It's easy to do and hard to see when it's happening to you.

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey3 years ago

My Dad used to say " The road to Hell is paved with good intentions" Going for the "greater good" at the sacrifice of a few is what I believe he meant by this. In fact, this is a question asked when interviewing prospective FBI agents(similarly phrased). Can you guess what the wrong answer is?