Many people probably remember this famous scene from Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back:
Those who practice know whether realization is attained or not, just as those who drink water know whether it is hot or cold.
(Pg. 156, Moon In A Dewdrop)
I tend to be the kind of person who likes to overanalyze something, and hesitate until I make a decision, which may never come. This has always hampered my Buddhist practice long-term as I tend to overthink it and let self-doubt take over.
But this quote (and Yoda’s) are a reminder not to try. Just do. In other words, don’t worry about the outcome and such. Just do it and see first-hand.
All I need to do is just start a Buddhist practice, ideally something that is suitable for my circumstances. Now if I only I could decide on one first… ;-p