It’s May the 4th ‘STAR WARS’ day which presents us with a unique opportunity to reflect on these strange times that we find ourselves in, where life seems to be stuck on pause and are waiting to see where it will take us.
So I thought it would be fun to take a little time for some mindful reflection through the eyes of ‘Yoda’ who I remembered looking up to and taking comfort from in times of uncertainty growing up as a young boy, as he became my ‘Intergalactic Guru’. In fact I was reminded of his wisdom at Christmas this year when I was given a ‘Secret Santa’ gift titled ‘BE MORE YODA’ and I wanted to share with you just few enlightened extracts to celebrate this May the 4th 2020.
PLAN FOR THE FUTURE, BUT DONT IGNORE THE PRESENT
It pays to consider your endgame and how you might get there, but don’t let planning preoccupy you to such an extent that you forget how to act. You will never leave the moisture farm and find your destiny among the stars if you spend all your time dreaming and no time doing. But be flexible about your objectives – your dream may turn out unlike anything you had ever expected.
HAVE FAITH THAT CHANGE IS POSSIBLE
Forget proton torpedoes – the greatest weapon against the Empire is hope that good will always prevail. Yet, feeling that things will work out in times of great stress is difficult – especially if you feel you have to solve everything yourself after both your dad and your guerrilla warrior mentor abandoned you to go and play with crystals. Take heart in your friends and know you’re not in this alone – then reinforce your hope with action.
LET NOTHING CONTROL YOU
Mastery over yourself means freedom from anything that could control you. Perhaps there’s a silver lining to being hunted by a Hutt: taking on passengers for a few extra credits could offer you a chance to reinvent yourself. Yet being a truly free agent also means rejecting the need to always be in control – a need that’s as constricting as carbonite. Once nothing has power over you, you’ll be your own master. But don’t let it go to your head – destiny may have other plans for you.
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