Harrison Ford was once asked about The Force as described in the Star Wars movies. He said, yeah, “May The Force be with you” is charming but not important. What is important is that you become The Force—for yourself and then for other people, the world even.
So there it is. The Force is there, in you. You just need to recognize it, be able to access it and engage with it.
There is only one prerequisite. You must never be far from knowing that you already are the Force you want to become. Maybe your Force is latent, hidden covered up or hard to reach and express at the moment, That’s OK. This is the situation for most people.
Keep moving toward becoming the Force you know you can be. Don’t let the world tell you that you are average and you should just fit in as status quo. Harrison Ford and I encourage you to stand out!
You could call becoming the Force self-realization or self-actualization as described by Abraham Maslow.
If you don’t make the effort, take the time and invest in yourself to take on the project of becoming the Force or pursuing self-realization, you will be forever lost at sea or lost in the wilderness. You are bounced around by life; confused, frustrated, angry….and at a certain age you are embarrassed. You don’t know why you feel this way—like you’re always fighting something, never content.
It takes time, effort and investment to develop the ability to fully know yourself, become the Force and then comfortably fully express yourself to the world, without apology, explanation or justification.
This is the hardest thing to do and yet, the most necessary, the most essential thing to do. Maslow himself said only 1% of the population actually gets to self-realization. He knew of the distractions. The pull of mass culture away from what is essential is enormous and Maslow knew it.
You have to be single-minded and keenly alert to what is constantly influencing your thinking, your moods, your actions and behavior…Be heightened and supremely vigilant of what is operating silently and unknowingly in the background and animating you.
At the root is the awareness and ability to direct your experience through increased Insight, Illumination, Understanding—once you understand, challenges are surmountable and problems are no longer problems. This is the Force!
May you become The Force!