I remember going to the movies and watching the Empire Strikes Back when it first came out (yes, I am that old)
It was, and still is BTW, an awesome movie (as is evident by all the fans that are still out there)
This has to be my favorite quote of the whole movie, maybe because it was yoda saying it, or maybe because it just makes sense. I’m still, as “old” as I am, still getting over my fear of ‘doing’ something, either for fear of failing or from fear of looking stupid, or from fear of making the biggest mistake of my life. The fear has lessened over the years, but I can do better.
And I will.
I hope you will too.
Oh, and this quote is especially appropriate since I am going to the Star Wars Celebration this weekend. Yeah baby!
And that’s all I have to say about that.
For most of us humans, acceptance, of anything, is so very hard to do. Whether it’s your current job, living situation, romantic life, physical attributes, or traffic issues, we just don’t want to accept things as they are. We are stubborn and fight and resist and pout and just want it to be the way it’s “supposed” to be.
But what we resist, persists.
So I’ve taken a cue from my dogs and have just stopped resisting. Animals are so adaptive, they figure it out quickly and just go with whatever is happening at the moment.
Anna (right) has been without her front right leg for almost 4 years now. The very next day after surgery she was in the backyard playing with Lola. Yes, really. She accepted what the world handed her and added something powerful to it.
So next time instead of resisting, try accepting then adding just one thing, however tiny it may be, and sit back and wait and see what happens. You may be pleasantly surprised.
Enjoy your day.
It takes so little to be kind. Give it a try, even to someone you don’t like. You’ll feel a little lighter and you’ll look like the bigger person.