I hear a lot of people talk about living an "intention life." I know that, particularly the more earnest of them, mean living their life with their overarching focus always in mind. And I applaud the effort but I hate the phrase "intentional." Most people who have this view use it in their attempt to follow the will of God, which again I hugely applaud, being of a very like mind.
In the first place it is awkward and unnecessarily vague, which coming from me is saying a lot!
My far more serious objection is that it appears to be about control. If I can keep my focus on God and my divine purpose I will only do things that fit into that definition. I will make ever choice carefully and correctly. Again in theory this is excellent.
But theory and reality are two different things. Some times our missteps take us down roads we would never have taken. Some times accidents can change our trajectory for the good or the bad, but regardless change who we are and how we cope.
I for one am tired of this measured and careful approach to life, in may work for others but not for me.
Maybe if we all accepted that we don't know what tomorrow brings and that we can't control what it brings we could just embrace the moment and accept what life throws at us.
As I sit writing this my life looks nothing like what I planned. I guess its my accidental life!