Intention is the core of all conscious life. It is our intentions that create karma, our intentions that help others, our intentions that lead us away from the delusions of individuality toward the immutable verities of enlightened awareness. Conscious intention colors and moves everything.
Have you ever heard about the effects of kindness on your brain? Wayne Dyer shares the amazing science of kindness in his book “Power of Intention.” It goes something like this:
Serotonin is the drug that makes you feel good. It’s what all the pharmaceutical companies pump into those wonderful little anti-depressants. It’s also a little drug God decided to pump through our brains when we do things he/she/it likes. It’s kinda like a little reward for good behavior, you know?
Anyway, get this: when you do something kind for someone else, the person you’re helping has serotonin released in her brain—she feels happier.
And so do you.
Good news! Two more serotonin-induced happier people in the world! Woo hoo!
But the most amazing thing is this: not only do you and the person you helped feel better, so does some random person who happened to watch your act of kindness.