What is the intent of our life?
The Power of Intention can be the difference of whether the pendulum of our lives swing from one extreme of the light unto the other of the darkness. What we entertain, what we think about, and how we think we align ourselves in life can lead to who we become. It can also lead to fate(if such a thing is).
Even if we are doing something positive, how much negativity is within it? Even if we are doing something negative, how much positivity is within in? How can we purify our intentions unto a state beyond justification or sanctification? I believe we can be justified or sanctified without religion, philosophy, or politics.
In Goth, I believe I had embraced a more or less Romantic side with disciplines of chivalry. With chivalry, I believe that it lives on in the hearts and mind of those who choose to embrace such ideas.
Mischeif should never find us and peace should be our ideal. Childish things (as nostalgic as they might be) must fade away in order for us to grow more fully into the thing that it is that we are.
Goth has had centuries to grow and expand beyond the pale of what it once was. Goth did not always embrace the ideals of "darkness" as they do in todays commercial world. Since the 70's, rebellion may be apart of change and Goth influence, but for some reason it seemed to trend when certain people were concerned with their ideologies whatever they may have been.
In Goth or Life, we can "intend" to embrace what we want and discard the rest. Our moral or ethical character determines how we express our path.
Goth -to me- is a sense of understanding the "realness" of life, and its certain ending in death. This is not to mean anything fatalistic. It simply means a realistic outlook on life, seeking truth, and avoiding that of which does not compass the heart. Be true to thine-self. Live not in lies or denial.
The things we think about -like intentions- can be very dangerous. It is easy to get swept away with any form of ideology: politics, religion, life-style. What is most import is to separate the wheat from the chaff. Or basically separating what is important and necessary from what is not. All of these things stem from intention.
As a Goth, what is our Gothic-Intention? Do we intend Gothic-Darkness, or, Gothic-Light?
Do we intend good or evil? Do we intend right or wrong? Do we intend truth or lie?
Our intentions with others is the same way. Even the chaos theory states the power of the fluttering of a butter-flys wings. So too is the power of intention in our relations and interactions with others. Do we intend to engage in good prosperous relations or destroy those around us? The strongest of people have weakness and vice versa for the weak.
Most people do not seem to think before they speak. We live almost seemingly reactionary lives. Stimulation becomes input; Our reactions become spontaneous output. If we think before we either speak or act, the possibility is greater that we cause less harm of infractions upon one another and ourselves. You might ask, "Why should I care?" The fact is that we all live in one world. And each of us has only one life. Our world and lives are interconnected in ways that are beyond our abilities to comprehend. If we "intend" to live life for ourselves and no one else, we come to find that form of intention whithers and dies as no leaf or branch lives for very long cut from the Tree of Life.
Just think, "If all of our lives are interconnected in one way or another -like relationships- why would I not want to intend to do the best I can for myself and others?" There may be some amount of truth that, "Good deeds do not go unpunished." This might be true for action and reaction on some level, but from my experience, "One good deed can be life changing in positive ways for ourselves and others."
Intend for the best in all things: Goth, Life, Love.