In the words of Yoda, “Do or do not … there is no try.” there is great wisdom. To TRY, although it sounds a noble cause, is really something else in disguise. To TRY is to have an attachment to an outcome. Consider the statement “I am TRYing my best to get there.” with ‘there’ being an idea or an ideal that we hold in our minds as the goal, the nirvana, the place where we will truly find happiness. Or ‘I am TRYing to BE who I am’. Can we really TRY to be who we ARE? “Do or do not … there is no try.” Clearly there is no TRYing to be who you are, you just are who you are!
To let go of TRY is to allow yourself to BE. BEing is allowing your inner truth to be revealed and then taking inspired action in response to that truth. It is letting go of attachment to a specific outcome or destination and allowing yourself to be led by your own inner voice, to keep taking steps forward into that truth, even if they are uncomfortable.
Allowing this leading requires Trust … Trust in the process and Trust in your own Inner Voice. The questions often become “How do I know that what I FEEL called to BE is my Truth? How do I know I am on the right path?” I believe there is more than one answer to these questions and that the answers change and grow as we change and grow. No one answer is appropriate for everyone and every situation, yet there is a common theme that runs throughout them.
In my own growth process I have found clues to the answers to some of these questions in reviewing my journals, notes and drawings. In going through the contents of what I chose to document over the past several years I began to see patterns emerging. There are certain messages or thought patterns that are repeated in many different ways. Some of these have become a ‘great idea’ that has been put into action. Some of these patterns are things that I have outgrown or challenges I have overcome. Some are challenges I am currently experiencing and growing through. Some are emerging as new thoughts and ideas with no real discernible pattern, yet there is a common theme.
My journals, notes and writings are physical evidence of WHO I AM when I let go of TRY and allow myself to BE. One page by itself may not reveal much in the way of answering the questions of Trust and Truth yet the sum of all of the pages tells an incredible story of growth, of overcoming challenges, of building a solid foundation, of creating a space for ideas and passions to be born and then nurturing those passions, to blossom.
My own story reminds me to let go of TRY and to simply BE … be who I am … here … now … in this moment and every moment. The story affirms that when I allow myself to BE … when I treat myself with LOVE and ACCEPTANCE and allow myself the gifts of putting my thoughts to paper I grow … whether I realize or not in the moment … I grow …
The common theme of our own individual answers to these questions is that GROWing is evidence of BEing and is not evidence of TRYing. Look back in your own journals, see the patterns that create the 'evidence' that you have grown. Accept the gift of CONGRATULATIONS!!! on allowing yourself to BE WHO YOU ARE and know that with Trust in the process and Trust in your own inner voice you allow yourself to GROW into your full potential!
Today is the Perfect Day! As I trust the wisdom of my Inner Voice to guide me and as I love and accept myself exactly as I am in this moment I give myself the gift of my Self and awaken more and more each day into true Essence of who I was born to BE.
With love and gratitude,