What we focus on we attract. If you were an arrow, where would you aim your thoughts, your intentions, and your expectations?
Taking aim is a powerful step
If I aim my arrow at negative thoughts and actions, that is exactly where my thoughts will go. If I aim my arrow toward attracting a new opportunity, it will direct my actions, thoughts, and expectations toward that objective. You can aim your arrow in any direction you choose. To understand why you are attracting what shows up in your life, notice where you are aiming your arrow with your thoughts and intentions.
Consciously aim your arrow at one area of your life at a time
One arrow can’t hit multiple moving targets; you must focus your aim on only one target at a time. It can be your health, your spiritual life, your place of service. If you were an arrow, where would you aim? I currently have my arrow pointed toward deepening my spiritual life. It enriches the personal journey upon which I travel every single day. Enhancing your self-awareness is actually a good place to begin because any self-cultivation magnifies itself in all areas of your daily life. What part of your life will you focus on today?
Can you aim for the future?
If the target you aim for is far away, you have to be a really good shot. When you have a long-term goal, you need to allow for changes in the wind and the circumstances. You might want to practice on a target that is closer in order to increase the accuracy of your aim. I found great relief when I began to focus simply on creating one insightful post at a time rather than working on a whole book. The target was closer and easier to hit. By focusing on writing short, meaningful articles, I find it is easier to edit and complete them and I post more often because. I often aim my arrow at qualities – mindfulness, allowing life and circumstances to unfold, compassion and patience. Those are subtle targets but reaching them has a profound impact on my life. Where are you aiming your arrow?
Practice your aim
Your accuracy will improve as you practice. If I aim my arrow toward mindfulness for a day, I will notice how mindfulness impacts my life because that’s what I’m focusing on. If I aim my arrow toward letting my day unfold, I become mindful of how I do that and can clearly see the results of my non-action. You can never miss as long as you’re still aiming The power that supports you is Tao. You are the arrow. You are also the archer, the one to take aim. Notice where your inner guidance suggests you aim and make conscious choices. Learn to accept where you land, especially if you are slightly off target. There is much to be learned from falling short. Keep your feathers trimmed and in good shape and ready for another flight. Most of all trust the Tao to place you where you need to be.
If you were an arrow, where would you aim?