"An intention shouldn’t be confused with a goal—it’s not something you attach an expectation or evaluation to. It’s just something you want to align with in your life. It’s an aim, a purpose, or attitude you’d be proud to commit to."
"Intentions must come from your heart, they are not the tangible “lose 10 pounds” or “get that promotion” kind of goals that you set. They are heart-driven and evoke feeling and purpose, like “practice being non-judgmental of myself and of others,” “send love out to the world,” “open my heart,” and “let go of fear…” Setting an intention is a way to bring your heart and mind into alignment."
Thanks for this post! Great stuff! The source you listed Honeychili, www.mindful.org/meditate-with-intention-not-goals/ is an outstanding article about this issue of 'setting intentions'. I encourage all to read it --it's a short but excellent piece by one of the UK's prominent Mindfulness teachers (He advises to the UK National movement called "The Mindfulness Initiative" -- btw, the Brits are really way ahead of us in the USA on this.... :}, not that there's a race of course ;} DL ).