I think it’s easy to get lost in planning. In processes. In setting future-oriented goals to move toward.
It’s all good.
In a lot of ways, our structure gives us freedom. To flow with our creativity. To be more intentional with it.
And then a bad day hits. Knocking our processes and plans for the future out of kilter.
And you wonder where all your tools and resources went for weathering this, another stormy season.
I would say if the fear Jedi had a daily practice, like Qi Gong or something, it would be the act of making it her intention to approve of herself, constantly. In a mantra-like way.
There are many ways of wielding the saber of light in our lives and this practice of daily acknowledgment is just that, a life saver.
Inside each Jedi is a deep well. It accepts deposits from a very specific institution. Although you can put other people’s acceptance of you inside your well, this well can really only measure deposits from the Institute of You.
Every Jedi has a dark side. In it, a voice that says things like …
”What if you just made the biggest mistake in your life… like ever? NOW what will you do?” or
“Just what exactly do you think you are doing? No one really cares about that. It’s not important enough to matter to anyone else.” and
“What will so-and-so think? Omg, if XYZ found out then this would happen (fill in the blank). You had better not do that!”
The only thing that quiets the dark voice of fear is turning the Jedi’s focus to the light.
“I acknowledge myself for staying anchored in my own self while the storm is happening.”
“I acknowledge myself for deciding that I matter more than any current drama.”
“I acknowledge myself for showing up again today & being more me than ever before.”
It’s the only way to keep the edges sharp and clear. And keep the inside well of self-approval full of You.
A daily practice of “I approve of me” that tilts you ever so slightly in the direction of Love. Building reserves of confidence and self-esteem that keep helping you be free to be more you.