No! Try not. Do or do not, there is no try: Yoda
How irritating is it when you are in the middle of a task you have carefully measured, weighed up and planned to perfection, checked and rechecked your plan of action taken up your position to start and someone comes up behind you and says “What are you trying to do?”
How many of you have Gritted your teeth replying “I’m not TRYING to do anything. I am doing something ?
How many people tell you all the things that could go wrong, or suggest better ways to go about completing your task ?
In our own lives we never think of trying for simple things we just do them for example lifting a glass of water or cup of tea or coffee.
But whenever we do anything which is painful in any terms ,which is not convenient or not of our interest, we usually say ‘I will try for it’ and the word ‘TRY’ is used as an excuse for these particular things.
A lot of the time people will say, “I’ll try,” as a way to brace themselves for failure. They want to do something but they still leave room for failure so if they mess up, they can always use, “I tried” as an excuse.
When you are “trying” you are not doing, you are lost in thought about the future outcome and not present, in the here, here and now.
If you are flying an airplane you can’t just try and see if there is enough runway because if there isn’t you get hurt or worse. You have to know that you have enough runway.
Helen Keller wrote 12 books, was a lecturer, met Mark Twain and every US president in her lifetime, and yet she was deaf and blind from the age of 18 months.
All of us have moments in our lives when the doing can seem overwhelming.
All the things that we want to do for our families, our homes, ourselves and our jobs can stop you dead in your tracks kind of like a rabbit getting caught in the headlights.
Where do we begin? What do we do? and no matter what you want to do, how many things there are to do … the bottom line is you have to start somewhere.
Impossible hurdles have been overcome by people who want to live their dreams, for almost any situation you can think of.
Once you have the necessary information and tools, then you can create your plan of action.
Make sure to take action by setting the plan in motion.
You must do all the things necessary to create the outcome you desire.
The human body is an amazingly intuitive machine, sometimes you must let it do its thing while your conscious brain only concentrates on the end goal.
Hence the saying ‘Stop trying to make it work and just Do it!’
Just be present in the moment and be who you are.
If you’re not living in the present, you’re living in illusion.
Resentment, fear, jealously, envy, worry, doubt and mistrusting are all things that can feel very real to us at the time we are experiencing them. However, they are of the mind, and just excuses to hang on to yesterday or to live in tomorrow.
If you’re living in the present, you’re living in acceptance and you’re accepting life as it is now, not as how you wish it would have been or could be.
Being present is undoubtedly the only way to enjoy life to the fullest and by being mindful, you enjoy your food more, you enjoy friends and family more, you enjoy anything you’re doing more.
To center ourselves in the present moment we have to get the past out of our head and stop projecting to the future.
As Master Yoda once said to a young Skywalker ” you must unlearn all that you have learned” and sometimes you just need to wash ourselves clean of everything you have ever learned or think you know and use your own “force”, that guidance that is a power greater than yourselves, that is that voice within.
Knowing nothing makes us teachable so let go of your perceptions of the facts and just let everything be as it may.
So reach inward for your force and let yourself be guided and inspired.
© John Seery 2015