Terrific quote from author Paulo Coelho, taken from his book Warrior of the Light: Short Notes on Accepting Failure, Embracing Life, and Rising to Your Destiny, which came to me courtesy of my friend Kathi:

“When I draw my bow,” says Herridel to his Zen master, “there comes a point when I feel as if I will get breathless if I do not let fly at once.”

“If you continue to try to provoke the moment when you must release the arrow, you will never learn the art of the archer,” says his master. “Sometimes, it is the archer’s own overactive desire that ruins the accuracy of the shot.”

A Warrior of the Light sometimes thinks: “If I do not do something, it will not be done.”

It is not quite like that. He must act, but he must allow room for the Universe to act too.