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August 22, 2008

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xavier L

The world we touch, the external.
The vessel we’re in, the body.
The one behind the steering wheel, the ‘we’.

I’m been contemplating about our “so called intentions”.

Please considerate this,
The good lead to bad, the bad eventually turns good.
The cycle never ends.
To help others, must we have intentions at all?

Thirsty, I drink.
Hungry, I eat.
Needy, I help.
Shitty, I clean.
But with intentions, much are leads to greed.

Intentions, I disagree.
Intentions, I do not need.
Intentions, I am learning to delete.
Getting rid of intention is my spirit.

What do you think, my dear Barry?

Barry Briggs

My experience, even this morning, is that I have intentions behind my "intentions." I often don't/won't reveal these inner intentions, even to myself. If I did, I'd have to take responsibility for them.

Yes, "good" intentions often don't help. Good and bad constantly change. It never ends.

But how do we help? That's the most important thing.

xavier L

Timing, Sir. Timing.

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