I was delighted to stumble across the Intention-Manifestation Theory of reality a few months ago. As I understood this theory, the key to achieving success in the spheres of business, dating and health is to intend it.
Fortune smiled upon me that day. Intention-Manifestation Theory seemed the greatest labor-saving discovery since the cotton gin, and I was sorely in need of its utility. Since starting my website last year, I had been overwhelmed by article ideas, but never had enough time to fully develop, transcribe and publish them.
I decided to employ the theory straight away. During my daytime coffee break, I intended some great blog posts about the meaning of life and martial arts. I intended them with great enthusiasm, as long and as hard as circumstances would allow. Excited over my accomplishment, I eagerly awaited the end of the workday.
When I arrived home in the evening and checked my WordPress control panel, delight gave way to confusion. All my brilliant articles were missing! The website looked just as it had the day before—almost as if I had intended nothing at all. And yet, I distinctly remembered having the intentions.
I felt betrayed by the promise of The Secret, but before cursing its foul and demonic origins, I searched for a reasonable explanation. After what seemed like an eternity of darkworking introspection—five minutes, perhaps more—I found what I was looking for. Earlier that day, I had been working on a CRUD software application: I must have accidentally intended to delete my blog articles, after intending to write them!
The next day, I was far more careful. I re-intended writing the posts (harder than it sounds!), and nothing else. When co-workers asked me technical questions, I just ignored them. Actually, I pitied them, with their so-called “science”, and “logic”; I didn’t have room for all that negativity within my subjective reality.
Despite this caution, the results of my intentions were the same as last time: no new articles appeared. Frustrated by these unacceptable results, my penchant for empiricism took control, and I began to develop an alternative theorem.
Diagram A: Proposed Revision to Intention-Manifestation Theory
An intermediate step between Intention and Manifestation appears necessary to generate positive results. I have taken to calling this step “Action”. My limited experiments suggest that it is Action—and not daydreaming—which produces these results. More research is needed on this perplexing topic.