1). Knowing your intentions is an important part of creating authentic power. Choosing them consciously is even more important, but you cannot choose your intentions consciously if are not aware of them. Most people do not know their intention at any moment. This exercise will start you thinking about your intentions and choosing them consciously.
2). The Seat of the Soul (Simon and Schuster, NY, 1989) explains why choosing intentions consciously is necessary to create authentic power. It also shows you how important your intentions are, even when you do not know them, in particular the “Intention” chapter (pages 105-118) and the “Intention” chapter (pages 119-131). Think of the index item “intentions” on page 252 as a menu to order from when you are hungry for information about intentions and the pages it sends you to as dishes.