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INTENT: It Makes ALL the Difference

INTENT: It Makes All the Difference

They say that, in a court of law, the intent to commit a crime is a major issue. Sometimes the difference between murder and and an accident hinges on that simple little word: INTENT.

James Sutton, Psychologist www.docspeak.com

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The heart is our garden, and along with each action there is an intention that is planted like a seed.
We can use a sharp knife to cut someone, and if our intention is to do harm, we will be a murderer.
We can perform an almost identical action, but if we are a surgeon, the intention is to heal and save a life.
The action is the same, yet depending on its purpose or intention, it can be either a terrible act or a compassionate act.
– Jack Kornfield

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September 21, 2006 - Posted by | Educators, Inspirational, Parents

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