Answer: It is not necessary to really try to “keep” the intention—it can be renewed. New desires and intentions come all the time, and they erase everything before them. And it is a good thing that everything has been erased!
Regardless of anything, it is necessary to come to terms with your descents, confusion, disappointments, and helplessness, with all the states that help erase the previous degree. But the next degree has not yet been attained, and this is why a person finds himself in a state of emptiness.
But we need to understand that this is the way we renew our desires and advance—so that we approach this state constructively.
From the 1st part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 11/3/2011, Writings of Rabash