I’m 8 years old, holding my dad’s hand while we walked back home from the Lux, we just watched “The Empire strikes back”. I’m talking about STAR WARS, the second episode of the saga ever being released. It’s the 80’s.

My young legs almost running to keep up with his longer legs. My head spinning about the enormity I had just been exposed to. The Force! Luke Skywalker! Princess Leila!

And Yoda.

Yoda, the Jedi Master. You know who I’m talking about, don’t you?

That little green-skinned creature, not even a metre tall. So small yet so powerful. Able to move things with the power of his mind.
Using the Force inside him, he extends his arm forward while closing his eyes to concentrate, and with intention can lift an entire star-fighter aircraft in the air.

Look:

WOW! How awesome is that?

My child mind thought: ‘I’m going to train now, and soon I’ll move things too’. 
I tried with the branches of the trees outside my primary classroom windows. Nothing.
I tried with dolls at home. Nothing.
Pens and pencils. Nothing.

Not. A. Single. Movement.

Fast-forward to now: I finally get it! 
can move things: I can move thoughts. Beliefs. I can be in control of how my mind makes me respond to situations.

I need to concentrate and have intention to do so. Just like Yoda. 
I have the Force inside me (Yeah!!). I just need to know how to use it. 

Yoda is responsible for my love for the mind and its immense power.

Is there a movie (or a book) character who’s responsible for who you are << Test First Name >>? Hit reply and let me know, I’m curious!

Decades later I first met Yoda I finally started training my mind, through meditation.

It requires practice. Training.
And it’s a joyful training.

“Patience you must have” Yoda said.
And also: “Do or do not. There is no try.” 
(His grammar is a bit unique, I know. But the wisdom is there). 

We either train our mind or not.
If we train it, we are in control. And we can change.
If we don’t, things will always be the same.

If you’re willing to improve and take things in your own ‘hands’ (without self-sabotaging your efforts to change), there’s nothing more that I’d recommend than: Meditate!
And you’ll finally truly enjoy your life.

“Do or do not. There is no try”.

May the Force be with you.

To a life to enjoy,
Laura