Martial artists of old talk about letting the opponent take the initiative.  Makes good sense: initiative is punishable.  Initiative is form and form leads to structure.  And all structure is pattern.  Pattern means predictability.  Structure means loss of fluidity, a crystallization, a slowing down, and, thus, a liability.  That which has no structure - that which is still in motion, like a buzzing fly - is hard to damage.  Even if touched, it (formless process) yields harmlessly to external influence (since it has not yet committed to a finalized form, has not taken root in matter, in space, in identity).  I am rambling and because I am rambling, while I am rambling, I am hard to pin down.  But once this process of writing stops - as it's about to - it becomes a piece of writing and is forever open to critique.