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From the moment we are old
enough to listen, we receive
instructions to improve our aim,
buy better arrows, refine the 
grip of fingers on bow string.
Think of the irony. Here we sit
within the bull's eye, aiming
at externals.

The good news is that every 
practice done with love and focus
eventually reveals the insanity of
targeting a distant goal. By
then we've grown so used to 
holding the bow, drawing the
string back with just the right
amount of force, that its hard to
put the arrow down and just be
present in the bull's eye.
~ Danna Faulds. Taken from "From Root to Bloom"

An other beautiful reminder from Danna Faulds to take our attention away from targeting external goals and make time to step away.

With a shift in focus, along with compassion and love, we find satisfaction and joy within.


About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

19 comments on “Inside the Bull’s Eye

  1. Dear Val,
    thanks for sharing. Concentration is everything, isn’t it?
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. A wonderful analogy Val …

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  3. I can imagine that great calm one must feel when they step away from such pursuits. I often imagine what it will feel like when I retire…

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  4. Beautiful reminder to return to the sheer delight of the immaculate moment

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  5. i was taught to read
    and they hoped i would
    heed my need for oddities
    and need
    for attentions

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  6. Wow what a unique beautiful reminder for simply being without reaching for anything!!

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  7. I’m also doing some Feldenkrais…I’ve not been doing my practice with the same intensity so I’m starting and restarting I need more strength … with the pools closed … zoom yoga isn’t the same but I’m starting to enjoy it more 💫👌 hoping things are going well 💜☮️

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  8. What an interesting analogy and bit of wisdom in there, Val. Something to meditate on. Have a beautiful day. ❤

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    • Thank you Diana 💛 At the end of the day I fee it all comes down to balance and keeping in touch with our center. In that way we can live our lives fully and productively, without becoming monks.

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  9. Wonderful analogy, Val! Thanks for the reminder to “step away”. ❤️

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  10. This makes me think of all the ads about living to your greatest potential. I have found this kind of thinking to be distracting. Thanks for sharing. I appreciate the analogy. Be well. Ali


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