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Brightening the Heart Through Right Intention
Philip Moffitt’s response to a question getting to the heart of of right intention.
A practitioner query:“I must be confused about the Buddha’s teaching on right intention. I’m very good about setting intentions and then reminding myself of them. But things don’t ever seem to turn out according to those intentions, and I fall into disappointment.”
Response: At first, I could only smile in response. What a good question! When I asked her to explain these intentions, she proceeded to describe a number of goals for her future – to become less tense at work, to spend more time with her family, to stabilize her finances, and more. She was suffering from a kind of confusion that seems to afflict many bright, hardworking people: mixing up two different life functions that are easily mistaken…
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