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Intention as doing
During the month of February we investigate what it means to act as a person, and a community, of intention. The programs, led by Matthew Tift, explore the relevance of three kinds of intention for Unitarian Universalists: intention as doing (Feb. 11), intention as plans (Feb. 18), and intention as belief (Feb. 25). The categories serve as only as a guide, and we welcome intentional diversions.
Coming from the Latin word intentionem, intention literally means a stretching out, a stretching out of mind, of heart, of body, of spirit. When we set an intention, we turn our awareness toward something, someone, or some idea, and stretching out to meet it. In this sense, intention is an act of doing.
In the first week examing intention, we look at actions and consequences. We will investigate themes around the power of the pause, living in the moment, and making room for mistakes.