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All of life's lessons can be explained (and solved) with Yoda

For an early Christmas present, the Man Beast received Star Wars: The Complete Saga box set. It is his favorite epic movie of all time and he's having a good time showing the Kiddos a timeless classic. It has taken us awhile to get through it, but tonight, we watched Return of the Jedi. While I was watching it, particularly the scene when Luke Skywalker meets Yoda for the first time, it dawned on me that much of life can be explained with Yoda:

 “Do or do not... there is no try.”
If you're going to do something, do it. If you approach something saying you'll try, it means that you will accept failure. Whatever we do in life, we should not accept failure. Instead, we should persevere.
“Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship.”
Regardless of your size (your age, your education, or how much money you make), you can accomplish great things.
“[Luke:] I can’t believe it. [Yoda:] That is why you fail.”
Success begins in the mind.

“Named must your fear be before banish it you can.”
Ultimately, we fear the unknown. Once it is known, we can begin to deal with it.

“The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see the future is.”
While the dark side is primarily anger and fear in the movies, the dark side in our lives can be anything negative that clouds our judgement.
“Happens to every guy sometimes this does”
Stuff happens. To everyone. You are not alone. But it's also not the end of the world.

Until next time...

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  1. Well said. Yoda was a very wise one. :)

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  2. Well said! Thanks for sharing.

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