“[Luke:] I can’t believe it.
[Yoda:] That is why you fail.”
“Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.”
“Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.”
— Yoda, Star Wars
Believing is challenge, especially when the going may get a little tough, but in the end, it is the only sure way through.
You ask someone to do something for you, and they say, “I’ll try.” Someone asks you to do something and you say, “I’ll try.” And, try as you may, we all really know there is no such thing as try, there is only do or do not. Think of trying as if you are willing the wrench to turn the nut, when doing by actually pulling on the wrench gets the job done nicely. I’ll try means absolutely nothing. It’s neither positive nor negative, but neutral. There is no action, no movement, not even and sincere interest–just hot air.
Trying is the same thing as wishing. Wishing, hoping, wanting are just trying to believe, but believing is the only way. Believing is turning the wrench. It completes the cycle and insures meaningful activity. Sometimes we say we believe, when what we are doing is wishing. Praying can be that way too. The Bible says to pray believing it is already done, not wanting, wishing, hoping, or even asking and begging–it is the belief that turns the wrench.
That’s why my favorite quote above is this: “truly wonderful the mind of a child is.” This quote teaches me how easy it can be to believe. We adults, who have grown up to “know better,” know far less when it comes to belief than does an imaginative child. Anything is possible to a child, until we teach them otherwise.
Reality is the mainstay of the adult, but there is nothing about reality that helps us believe as a child, except the absence of it.
Reality Is The Present Expressed In The Past. Imagination Is The Present Expressed In The Future. I’m Looking Forward To My Present.
Spread Some Joy Today–Get your head out of your reality! It won’t help you much. Let’s play a little game. . . imagine that you are. . .