Intention, responsibility: how do you get off the hook?

One of the hallmarks of a person who is not willing to learn is bringing unrelated questions or remarks to the conversation.
I just listened to an hour long presentation about a person who is very prolific.

Prolific means that they have a high useful output.

A prolific author writes more books than a garden variety author.

I am considered prolific because of the number of articles, the number of courses I create as a matter of course.

To be prolific your number one requirement is to have

direction you set for yourself
effectiveness and efficiency… meaning you do what is important, and you do it well and fast

Each elements is important… but what pulls it together is a who issue… and that is intention.
Most people don’t have intention. They want. They would like to. Maybe even set out to do something or be something.

But intention is a higher function beingness. No amount of lower function activity actually turns on intention…
You need to intend to intend.
It sounds weird… because the likelihood that you know how to intend is very low. You and billions of other people live in a culture where intending is not modeled by many, so you can’t recognize it when you see it.

You can’t recognize the energy of intention.

Intention is an energy…
Effort vs Intention
We know a character in Greek mythology who would be the perfect example for effort but no intention.

The character is Sisyphus who was condemned by the gods to do a hard and meaningless thing, day in and day out, and to never have any result.

His activity, pushing a boulder up the slope had no MEANING…

He COULD NOT intend, because intention needs a you and a meaning.

Things don’t have meaning, activities don’t have meaning, what happens doesn’t have meaning in and of itself.

Life is empty and meaningless.

All meaning comes from words. All meaning comes from someone speaking it, thinking it.
Meaning is the great divider.
In our intention training workshops, I have successfully taught people to turn on intention.

It is not difficult… unless you do what the attendees in the class in the beginning did. Instead of getting what is being taught, they bring what they already know about other things to the conversation. They bring what doesn’t belong to the conversation. What will conveniently prevent them for having to be responsible for not using, not getting, not benefiting from what is taught.

The level nearly all of humanity lives, the lower functioning part, is engaging in one thing earnestly… nearly as if they had a sacred intention: avoiding responsibility.
Responsibility means being the cause, being at cause of everything.
What I have found out, after 37 years of being both a student and a teacher of responsibility is that unless you have intention, you can’t and won’t.

Most people can’t teach what they have without effort. It takes superhuman abilities to get that you have
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