What does it mean to live your life with intention? First, let’s define what intention means here. Intention is the human ability to redirect the electricity in your brain instead of just letting it flow down the path of least resistance.
Animals don’t do this. They just let their electricity flow into neural paths paved by their past experience. Their old pathways give meaning to the world around them because the sights, sounds, and smells of an experience activate a specific pattern of neurons. Future experiences with that pattern of sights, sounds, and smells send electricity into a pathway that is already connected to the old response.