Thank you for the interesting comments and insights on intentions vs. goals. In thinking about this today, I realized —
Intentions happen in the present. Goals are about the future.
Where does behavior change? In the present.
Where does intention come from? For me, goals come from the mind. Intentions from the heart, from emotion, from feeling.
Can one choose to have an intention or must it emerge more naturally?
How does this relate to attention? Intention is the most powerful force driving attention.