One of the fallacies of our modern ethics is the emphasis on intention. You have to "mean it" and that is taken to mean that things done automatically, by rote, on autopilot, are not authentically "meant", and so deficient. True, authentic action is thought to spring only from the authentic self, in the moment, making the choice to act rightly. This notion of an atemporal agent always choosing freely from their inner self is a dream, a phantasma.
Good reflections, brother! Greetings from Brazil.