Tara Brach on the The Cycle of Intention and Attention

ripple from a droplet of water
Intention and attention, and they go together. The more you become aware of your intention, like the intention to care, the more that brings up attention. Like you start paying attention more, which then brings out the caring and that deepens your intention, and they just feed each other in a really beautiful way.
Tara Brach, Realizing your Deepest Intention

When I was a teacher, we sometimes used the phrase “name and notice”. That address the attention piece, but I think that pairing attention with intention is quite powerful. Tara Brach shares a wonderful depiction of how the two work together. Listen to the whole episode here.

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