Monday, February 27, 2012
staying "in tension" until our intentions are clear so our arrow flies straight and doesn't do one of those wobbly, bobbly freefalls
we would gather our energy.
We would pull back our bow.
We would take aim.
We would hold our bow "in tension".
This holding position is important to landing our arrow where we intend it to go; to hit our mark.
(of course, if we are in some kind of life and death battle with that arrow then I guess we just let it fly and hope for the best, but most situations we makers are facing today are not quite so dire)
The same way an archer's "in tension" allows her arrow to hit her target, our own intentions release our energy where we need it to go.
Intentions are not wishes; they are not hopes - wanting to do something is 180 degrees from intending to do it.
Intention releases the potential that makes things happen.
That's why we need to get crystal with what it is we are intending with our maker businesses. Asking ourself, "what is my intention with this?" helps us get clear.
Sometimes our intention is clear but we are held up for some reason.
It is like we have our bow drawn and we are focused on the target, but suddenly the dog barks, the phone rings, the guy next door starts blasting Adele and you know we have to stop and listen to that.
The archer stays focused and holds herself "in tension" through all the noise.
(and sometimes this noise can last a while and sometimes life sends us noise to test our intentions and see how badly we want something or sometimes the noise could be there to delay us because there is something better for us later)
Of course, we always get to choose because it is our life after all - and there is no one thing we just have to do, in reality life has back up plans for our back up plans lined up for us.
Because once that arrow is released, it is released, there is no grabbing it midair
(unless you have some super power that I would be totally jealous to find out about)
and straightening that baby out.
Better to stay "in tension" and get clear (I know our shoulders hurt, but we are strong, WE CAN DO THIS) than send out a wobbler and stab ourselves in the foot.
* the headhunter tee from blackbirdtees