While I fully believe that intention is a powerful tool for personal change, I also know from those in our community and my own experience that putting the concept into practice can feel confusing. Is there a way to make it clearer and simpler?
Here's an acronym you won't soon forget: SAD GAS (soy, artificial sweeteners, dairy, sugar, gluten, alcohol, and sugar). If you avoid SAD GAS about 80 percent of the time, you can still experiment with new recipes and indulge when you feel like it. The 10-Day Meal Plan from Gutbliss will get you started.
There are infinite ways, implicit or explicit, microscopic or gigantic, episodic or lasting, superficial or substantial, of bringing into the life of another person some benefit, relief, cheerfulness, hope, well-being, intellectual or spiritual growth, ecstasy. Service helps us purify our own motivation, become disinterested, and therefore freer.