Aligning with Conscious Intention

Winging with Whitehawk

Want a life of purpose? Make decisions with intention.

by Lisa Kentgen

In our culture, convenience is the supreme shaper of individual decisions. At least, that’s what law professor Tim Wu argues in the Feb. 18, 2018, edition of the New York Times Sunday Review. In his article, “The Tyranny of Convenience,” Wu writes that “convenience is all destination and no journey.” Wu suggests that resisting convenience takes a special kind of dedication. He also raises an important question: What is the cost of our collective default to convenience, both to ourselves as individuals and to us as a country?

In my work with hundreds of clients, both in psychotherapy and other settings, I’ve seen how a conscious and active relationship to the way we make decisions is essential to experiencing life as purposeful and our selves as authentic. Convenience can be helpful when it is consciously chosen. Too often…

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