In The Force Awakens, the Star Wars series recently released, the war between good and bad forces continues. The Resistance are working continually to save the light side of the force and Luke has exiled himself to Skellig Michael. Thank you Luke, I hope that attracts a lot of tourists to Ireland.

In Star Wars, they have the ability to mind read. Often we think we can mind read too. Really what we are doing is making assumptions based on past experience. We can get ourselves into fierce trouble within our own heads trying to mind read. Unless you have a recognised degree in mind reading, leave it to a Jedi.

And what of thougths. The good ones and the bad ones. Everything you think consciously (about 10% of your mind) is stored in your subconscious mind (about 90% of your mind). The subconscious will take everything you think on board, good and bad. It accepts your thoughts as truth. So you can see how important it is to interrupt negative thinking in its track (unless of course you are in front of a hungry looking hippo).

You can lose hours in a day getting attached to a negative thought which is not useful to you. It’s far better to learn to interrupt that negative thought and replace it with a more useful one that will help you see the light. And remember, as you do that more and more your subconscious is filing that away, building a storehouse of belief within yourself that you can learn to continually build upon.

The light is within you. The power is within you. You can make a difference. You can feel better. Be who you want to be but you have to take responsibility for that. You are the only one who can do that for you. If you have emotional stuff outstanding that you need to deal with, see someone who can help. Stop letting that hold you back. The force is within you to be what you want to be.

Even the Jedis had to train their mind. They had to train how to protect themselves. They had to work on it day after day until it became a habit. Until it became a pattern. Until it became their way of life.

And as we start stepping into a New Year, perhaps you can begin to look at the quality of your thoughts. Perhaps you can begin to retrain your mind to think more effectively, think more kindly about yourself, and work towards the power already within you.

And on that note I wish you a happy new year and may the force be with you.

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