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Declaring our intentions for a safer and kinder world is the obvious first step toward attaining those goals. Every journey begins with the first step of articulating the intention, and then becoming the intention. We may not be able to change the world overnight, and there is no need for fantasies of creating a utopia, but have faith that we can make some difference in the lives of others. It is possible to advance together, and no matter how slight that advancement is, it will be a resounding triumph for humanity! What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? As Victor Hugo once wrote, "There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come." The time is each moment called now. Every life is precious. Let us subdue the ravages of the baser-self, and aspire to the higher calling of exalting joy through compassion, for that is the one true purpose of humanity. The change is as simple as changing your mind, and upon that intent the course is set. Start with yourself, and focus on your desires. You cannot change another person's mind or educate them; this they must do themselves. Your own clear intention is what is important. Intention is the foundation of all inner and outer institutions of humanity. It is the basis of legal and judicial systems, all human contracts, and rests at the root of all innovation and progress.

Your intentions define you. People are more than just selfish response to stimuli. Many people have sacrificed themselves to fates that clearly were not based on self-interest by possessing intentions to serve something greater in scope than the self. Thus, deterministic or divine, intention is the seed-germ of all change, and can defy all environments. According to many theologians, the judgment of "the intentions of our hearts" by God, upon our very soul, is predicated upon our innermost intentions. According to philosophers and now even scientists, intention is the foundation of numerous quantum physical and metaphysical universal laws. Intention is the primary concern of all individuals, the collective, the state, and all judgements worldly and purportedly beyond. Prayer, meditation, mantra and affirmation are explicit forms of accessing the power of intention. In short, intention is the only pathway to the future we will likely ever know. We can use this powerful intention.

Many people feel powerless. But one freedom that no influence, power, city, state, government, group, consequence or intimidation can reach to gird, is a free soul's ability to think, and consequently react to the situations of life. The elemental root of our thoughts, the underlying structure upon which our complex ideals and knowledge stands, is our basic intention. Propagandists, research scientists and consumer psychologists work steadily to pry into "black box" of free agency and thought, but thankfully free thought and the indomitable will of the individual have not yet been bridled, or entirely broken, and we still have relatively free minds, if we so choose. As individuals, it may seem we are not able to control or change the world, but through our willful intentions we may at least escape the culpability of our own complicit minds and hearts. When we oppose oppression, we lift our hands from the collective reins that empower such oppressions. We have the power to oppose, and therefore, not be party to what we see as injustice, even if we belong to a collective that perpetuates the injustice. This is the liberating and defining power of intention. Through our intentions, a place no power can influence, we have the power to oppose. The terrible atrocities in the world require more from each of us than a regret-filled acknowledgment they exist; they require our most earnest intentions be focused on their immediate eradication. To do this we must first have conscious awareness that it must change. Once our clear intention is set, and we no longer "accept," we will in time begin to see the change the collective will creates. The one and only true freedom we ALL possess is what we think; and our intentions govern what we think.

We all feel that we cannot change the world alone, but as free thinking people we can express our intentions to not live in a world where some humans have, in fact, been reduced to nothing more than mere vessels of pain. We do not have to be victimized by the ugliness in the world any longer. An incubus of ignorance, fear, hunger, oppression and intolerance haunts large regions of the world, and we must have no delusions that we are immune. We must refuse to forget that we too are human, that we too are frail, that we all are subject to such miseries, and in time, we shall all be subject to frailty and suffering. But, we can take our power back, merely by acknowledging our power. Acknowledge that everything we have created in the world started as a tiny intention. We carry within us the enormity of possibility that gave birth to everything that has been made in the world. Let us now yearn for the possibility of building a happiness in every heart. Let us now build inward a new world of hope, a world of limitless possibilities for the children of tomorrow, where each soul can reach the heights of their potential to love and to be loved.

We have the power to set our intentions on the betterment of our world. The very "least" among us has the enormous power to effect change through small acts of determination and will. We can each immediately liberate ourselves as victims in the world, through solidifying an intent to act; intent to forgive; intent to love; intent to be caring, polite and empathetic. Then, with that clear intention set into motion through the simplest first actions, we will begin to liberate ourselves from victimization, thereby creating an entirely new perspective and future. It all starts with how you look at the world, and forgiveness and love are integral to the process of healing. There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. The conflicts we have with the outside world are often conflicts we have within ourselves. If you do not like a certain behavior in others, look within yourself to find the roots of what discomforts you. Every soul is beautiful and precious; is worthy of dignity and respect, and deserving of peace, joy and love. You will be a beautiful person, as long as you see the beauty in others. This is how you change everything. To have our needs met, to love, to be loved, to feel safe in this world and to each know our purpose, is a simple matter of creating those blessings for others. We have the power to choose these virtues, rather than choosing violence, rage, anger, revenge, greed and other base impulses of the lower-self. We may know our true purpose in life, because we may choose our purpose in life. Our purpose is to be there for one-another. Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life.

In each of us exists a gift which has blessed the world with hope time after time. Each person carries within their core the birthright of creative freedom, which, when organized and orchestrated, is the most awesome force on earth. It is a force that can send a human to the moon or send her voice around the world in an instant. It is a power that collectively has always, even after mistakes, re-centered, and inevitably fought for freedom and rights. It is that kernel of promise within each of us which we must harness and responsibly share. You begin by expressing your highest intentions and by declaring your purpose which will be — and is now at this very moment being fulfilled — to rise above any indifference, and irrevocably declare that you too have true, heartfelt compassion and empathy for all who suffer. Through our intentions, we shall stand erect, defiant and without shame, and declare that IT IS POSSIBLE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

The most powerful tools of revolution through intention are humility and consciousness. Humility and full consciousness are inseparable. Once you become fully conscious and self-aware, or awake, you are immediately humble. Only unconscious people, and "sleep-walkers," who do not know themselves and what they really are can lack humility. True humility is greatness. Humility and greatness are not exclusive to one-another, but are fully compatible. Seek to be both great and good, through reclaiming your authenticity. The authentic human has the might of compassion and the creative power to do any manner of good. Humility is not weak. Not being great is a form of extreme arrogance, while being great is an act of true humility. It is arrogant to not be the great and marvelous being you were intended to be. It is supremely neglectful and insulting to the heart of creation to squander your divine birthright. It takes an act of absolute humility to accept the mantle of greatness, which was written into each of our destinies. All strength and greatness comes from humility. We must all be humble enough to be great, and to allow that greatness to carry us through hard times, to better days.

People are in desperate need of your belief in them, and your vision and will for betterment. Vast regions of the world are now human slaughter houses, where deserving and once bright and hopeful eyes, now stare blankly toward the last hiding places deep within. Each of these worthy souls have been robbed by poverty, fear and grotesque apathy. They exist as former humans, who should be delightfully moving through the sacrosanct journey of life with dignity, but are instead reduced to mere vessels of pain; they exist each relentless moment as vessels of pure misery. Cynicism is one of the terrible obstacles to progress. Please lay down your cynicism, and believe in the transformational power of love. Dare to believe that good things are possible when you follow your heart. Your oath and intention are so powerful. Your personal declaration of will is the first step in a seemingly impossible journey. Now is the time for all humble, good-spirited servants, who believe that through love the world can be transformed into a sanctuary of abundance for all, to work together. The time has come. The beginning of all change starts with your intention the very moment you choose to no longer accept the "reality" you see before you. Do not underestimate the power in an individual's commitment to harness the power of their intention, which is a way for all people to be powerful. Express your intentions now, and become the powerful change the world needs to be healed.

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Declaring our intentions for a safer and kinder world is the obvious first step toward attaining those goals.
Every journey begins with the first step of articulating the intention, and then becoming the intention.
Let us subdue the ravages of the baser-self, and aspire to the higher calling of exalting joy through compassion, for that is the one true purpose of humanity.
You cannot change another person's mind or educate them; this they must do themselves.
When we oppose oppression, we lift our hands from the collective reins that empower such oppressions.
We have the power to oppose!
Through our intentions, a place no power can influence, we have the power to oppose.
The terrible atrocities in the world require more from each of us than a regret-filled acknowledgment they exist; they require our most earnest intentions be focused on their immediate eradication.
The one and only true freedom we ALL possess is what we think; and our intentions govern what we think.
Some humans have, in fact, been reduced to nothing more than mere vessels of pain.
We do not have to be victimized by the ugliness in the world any longer.
An incubus of ignorance, fear, hunger, oppression and intolerance haunts large regions of the world, and we must have no delusions that we are immune.
We must refuse to forget that we too are human, that we too are frail, that we all are subject to such miseries, and in time, we shall all be subject to frailty and suffering.
We can take our power back, merely by acknowledging our power.
Acknowledge that everything we have created in the world started as a tiny intention.
We carry within us the enormity of possibility that gave birth to everything that has been made in the world.
Let us now yearn for the possibility of building a happiness in every heart.
Let us now build inward a new world of hope, a world of limitless possibilities for the children of tomorrow, where each soul can reach the heights of their potential to love and to be loved.
We have the power to set our intentions on the betterment of our world.
The very "least" among us has the enormous power to effect change through small acts of determination and will.
We can each immediately liberate ourselves as victims in the world, through solidifying an intent to act.
Forgiveness and love are integral to the process of healing.
There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
Every soul is beautiful and precious; is worthy of dignity and respect, and deserving of peace, joy and love.
You will be a beautiful person, as long as you see the beauty in others.
To have our needs met, to love, to be loved, to feel safe in this world and to each know our purpose, is a simple matter of creating those blessings for others.
We may know our true purpose in life, because we may choose our purpose in life.
Giving is the master key to success, in all applications of human life.
Each person carries within their core the birthright of creative freedom, which, when organized and orchestrated, is the most awesome force on earth.
The most powerful tools of revolution through intention are humility and consciousness.
Humility and full consciousness are inseparable.
The authentic human has the might of compassion and the creative power to do any manner of good.
People are in desperate need of your belief in them, and your vision and will for betterment.
Cynicism is one of the terrible obstacles to progress.
Lay down your cynicism, and believe in the transformational power of love.
Dare to believe that good things are possible when you follow your heart.
Your personal declaration of will is the first step in a seemingly impossible journey.
The terrible atrocities in the world require our most earnest intentions be focused on their immediate eradication.
For a moment in this brief existence, we have the privilege to share time with other people, and serve them and their needs.

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Cheryl (Cast Member from Starting Over "Couples") -
Hi Bryant - When I first found your site, I was ecstatic that you are here. I am fascinated by your public outreach and your focus on making this world a better place. Anyone who reads your work will quickly find that you are gracious, poetic, dignified, tremendously well-written, and equally balanced in your perspective on humanity. Your writings have touched me in a way that is almost incomprehensible. As I struggled throughout this past year in my own personal growth and healing, I became somewhat distracted and consumed by the goings-on of my inner turmoil. As I am turning the corner in my life, I am determined to set myself back on a path that is righteous and fulfilling. I am in awe of you and your abundant generosity. This piece of work left me crying and saying, "Yes, I get it". This is it Bryant; this is spectacular. Thank you for helping me to see what is really important.

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Kaley -
Wow, I choked back tears. I can only dream and pray I meet such an amazing man to share my own life with and make beautiful memories and futures together. I already admired you but this is just chart topping. You are so beautiful. I find my ideas of success closely align with yours. Awesome work, I love it.

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Jenny Sasaki -
Bryant, thank you. Your writing encouraged my belief. Bless you always.

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Laurie D. Hopkins -
thank you...

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Cheryl Stringall -
That was a sincere, brilliant and compassionate essay. I think someday you should be nominated for a Peace Prize or a great honour for service to humanity (and disregard this comment if you have been ;-) Will tweet as well as share.

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Lior Angelovici -
MAGIC!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!

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Linda Pereira -
Such an amazing and beautiful heart and soul you have, Bryant... Bless you always.

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~Lisa~ -
Hi Bryant! You r such a ray of light..bringing such positive into this world!! I will def find you on facebook! Have a wonderful day, my friend! :) ~Lisa

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Heather K. -
I fully agree on the points in your essay I just read. I believe that happiness can start with a single person, so why not start a ball rolling in your community. A quest for everyone who reads this, Tomorrow as you go through your day see how many people you can affect just with a single grateful smile to show that you are happy to be alive and to be able to share your reality with those around you. Thank you for trying to set an example Mr. McGill.

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Lavonne -
Bryant, this is very touching and it has struck chords in me that have been so dormant for so long. Again, I want to thank you for adding me as a friend. I intend to act upon this new inspiration. Giving of ones self is vital for the soul.

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Lisa Tenzin-Dolma -
Dearest Bryant, your wisdom, compassion and deep thoughtfulness and intention shine through everything you say and do. I'm sharing this. Much love to you <3 xxx

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Victoria "Peachy" -
I was gonna tell you you are gonna be a great spiritual leader of the world oneday, but then I realized you already are. MAY GOD BLESS AND PROTECT YOU IN YOUR MISSION. BLESS YOUR HEART.

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Mercedes -
You have an amazing gift with written words, and that piece was very inspiring! I wish I could print it and share it with my co-workers. I love people and think I treat them well know matter what their social situation is.. You've taken me to the next level and its really got me thinking.. Do I? This will be my challenge for the up coming week! Gotta love goals!! Thank you kind Sir for sharing. Stay safe and God Bless you!

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Kim -
Bryant, Thank you so much. The thoughts and idea's you expressed are those I have lived my life by. Thank you so much for putting it into very well written words. I also feel that those who do strive only for material/emotional possessions do not quite comprehend that every lifestyle has a price. One must decide if the price is worth paying and what is truly important in life. Thank you again.

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Jillie Reil -
I always enjoy your writings. Thanks for being a big white light :-)

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Annie -
Bryant, your thoughts, words, and actions ARE life changing. I am struggling with making a choice to be there for a friends whose actions constantly affect my life in a negative, destructive way. The easy thing to do is walk away, but after reading this, my heart knows that is wrong. I choose to be one who offers my unconditional love and support.

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Anonymous -
Good morning...(first let me say, I can not even begin to put into words my gratitude for a as beautiful as you being on this planet) With that being said....Can I just say that...your work is so prolific, absolutely amazing, and strong, I am moved to tears. It is a work that I believe all our school children should hear, not just once, but several times over, to instill in them where they came from, how blessed they are and the great gift they have before them. It is such a motivational, absolute and spoken with such conviction. You are so gifted. Not only in your gift of words, your insight, but also your desire to speak strength into the people of the world. Thank you. I will share it with my children. Have a wonderful day and God Bless.In Tears

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Cheyenne Loca -
Bryant...I enjoyed reading it and could not agree more . Like someone once said :'be the change you want to see in the world' ....and that is how I live...I,in my own small world try to be the best person I can be and learn each and every day ...I also try to transmit that to other people with doing no more then be me...Your words here are of great value and you are an amazing person whom I can only learn from ,and if I may use your words ,'that can only come from a person who is whole enough'.

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Angela -
"Success does not mean happiness, success means doing the right thing, which often times will bring you everything except happiness." This is something I've known for a long time - happiness is not guarenteed unless you find happiness in everything. Great post, I'm going to be checking out your work often.

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Pamela Leigh Richards -
Thank you for being such a beautiful mirror for all to see another piece/peace and am grateful to be rooted with you in this place, in this ritual with you, for all you are, beyond body, beyond mind, beyond thought as together we all blossom into a most pristine garden. Thank you beautiful Bryant as your words water our world with love and great care.

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Debbie -
Today has been hard for me and I really cannot imagine you have a whole lot of time for me to cry on your shoulder, and I am sure I couldn't do so in such an open forum, however, I was trying to read up about you on your site today, and once I began reading your work, I have not been able to leave. Part of me says you are too good to be true, I mean your outlook on life and ALL THE PEOPLE you touch AROUND THE WORLD is amazing. I have always loved to do special things to help anyone I can without letting anyone knowing anything about it, and it has always been so fulfilling. But when I landed on my rear and needed a little assistance I was devastated by how hard it was to humble myself enough to seek help, and wish I never did. People are not always as kind and accepting as I have always believed. I don't feel that means the entire world is cruel or uncaring, I just hate the idea that so much pain and torment and lack of faith has allowed people to become so bitter. I hate how bitter I began to fill, I realize now that the walk from happiness and faith to loneliness and abandonment is VERY short. I just want the same ability to trust and be happy again and hope reading your work will continue to help. You are an amazing person. I am in awe of your goodness, and how you strive to be able to see the good in all the bad that is out there. I know you are not perfect. But you are one of the few people I see in the world today that is really trying to do something with your life. I hope you continue to have success. What you have done with your life from such humble beginnings is proof to millions that life is worth living and we all can make a difference. Your simple act of writing has forever made a difference to me. God Be with and Bless you along your journey.

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Candice M -
You as a writer are more important than you think. it is writers who tell of the hopes, fears, thoughts, and history of one generation into words, so that all the generations which follow will learn from.

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Marti -
Thank you so much sir for your generous gift! I just wanted to express to you how much I do admire you! Not only for your outlook on life but how you are willing to reach out and help our fellow man! You seem like a man with a kind heart, a generous soul and above all compassion for others! I love to read your articles and I truly mean it when I say that you inspire me to be a better person and I owe you thanks for that sir! I hope you have a wonderful evening, and an even better weekend. May God continue to pour his blessings upon you and your family! God Bless.

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Secret Fairy (In Love w/U) -
Mr. McGill. You have such a pretty smile ... with eyes like those .. the window to your soul, who could not believe that your beauty comes radiating from within.

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Pamela Leigh Richards -
I love reading your heart on paper

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Susan Henderson -
Beautifully written, and what a terrific reminder of the importance of relationship and service. They're things you know, deep in, and then it's so easy to get caught up in all the other stuff. Thanks for this, Bryant, and for quoting Donne, who's been a favorite of mine since I was little and reading him way too early.

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Mark Burke -
Mr. McGill - Your life's work, creations, choice of quotes, will be etched in the galleries of my mind forever. You have given me insight into the depths of my soul, an inner peace, and helped me realize my compassion for all creatures is as it should be. For this I am indebted to you. Thank You Sincerely, Mark.

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Angel Caprice -
<3 Hello Bryant, Thank you for finding me hon! You are a Shining Star! If you ever need me for any of Charitable Causes... I will be in your corner 100%! Big Hugs from Texas! God Bless!

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Rene -
Bryant this is a wonderful thing to do...as we give of ourselves the Lord gives back 10 fold. There are many that can't give money but as we even give ourselves others benefit as well :) Life is about how we pour ourselves in helping and being there for others and lifting up one another. You're doing a wonderful thing! God bless you

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Anna Robles -
Thank you for your beautiful spirit Bryant.

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Shelina S Thomas -
Bryant Thank you, bless you, love you for sharing, for caring, for bringing the light and love into so many lives and encouraging others to do the same. Yes it is true, so many people are desperately in need of personal words like 'Thank you!' or 'You're doing ok!'- even though they themselves don't really understand how important those gestures are- until there is silence. Your path is truly illuminating and I am proud to say 'I care'... Shelina

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Kat d'Acre -
Hello Bryant! Great to see the "Heart" pumping out words of wisdom and so wisely said. Love,caring and sharing from the heart. Kat.....

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Bhavna Bhen -
"...a polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect."- love that sentence :)

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Lilly -
Bryant McGill, You are Beautiful! What can I say? I really admired the way you wrote about helping others. It is always a joy to see someone laugh or eye shines, after helping them and hear the words thank you. I hope you enjoy it now when i say Thank you to you.

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Candice -
You deserve everything that is happening to you. You are being freed. We all know you wil come back for us. You are the proof I need that life still has real possibilities. No one will ever say Bryant McGill was anything other than an extraordinary and great soul. You are so BEAUTIFUL.




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"I live in Austin, Texas with my wife Jenni, and I have three amazing daughters. I am a simple person, who as a boy, ran around barefoot on a dirt-road in Alabama — dreaming of being a writer. I am probably best known as a writer of pithy sayings and small, simple aphorisms which have found their way into tens-of-thousands of publications, including by some of the biggest publishers in the world. I love to inspire people and show them their inner-beauty. I see the world spiritually. My mission is to cause people to consider kinder ways in which we could do business, structure our relationships and treat the world." Bio


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