Existing through our intentions

Question from the Internet:

“If we all speak our minds, will the world be a better place?”

Not necessarily, especially as most of the time, what is on our mind, what is in our heart is inherently, instinctively self-serving, self-justifying, and thus harmful for others, especially in the globally integrated and interdependent world we evolved into.

Thus we have to purposefully, methodically develop a “filter”, “screen” over our desires, actions, so before we think, speak or act we could make sure that whatever “comes out” is not harmful to others but that it is for the collective, mutual benefit of all of us.

It is not simple, and we need a lot of work and practice to achieve such a state when basically instead of our actions, speeches, thoughts we live, exist through our intentions, constantly being aware of for whose sake, for whose well-being we do whatever we do.