To me, Yoda will forever exist in a swamp. Yoda is known for saying wise things. He is most famous for “do or do not, there is no try.” He also has the force which makes that saying practical. Could you imagine how hard it is for a Jedi to get gains? You either bench press 250lbs or you don’t, either way for a Jedi it is possible. I want to be clear most of us want to be like Yoda. We want to have the answers and help other people win. We don’t want to put our ass on the line and fight the empire. I like being Yoda online. Coming up with thoughtful things to say or tweet or make into a graphic and tweet. It is fun to do. But I see a redundancy in the activity. I see a lot of self projecting as if other people have my problem. I see a loop and I think it is time for me to step out of it.
I know that I will always be an internet Yoda, it is a part of who I am. But it isn’t all of who I am or the fullest expression either. I think I could be more. The thing about taking a personality test is you get to see your flaws that are common with others. You get to see your default pattern and have to rethink the way you live life. I am an Enneagram 5 which doesn’t sound like the most fun personality type to be. But here I am dealing with it. This is how; instead of being isolated, I choose to be extroverted. Instead of feeling separate from the world I think of myself as part of the world. Instead of hiding from my fear of not knowing enough to take action, I tell myself the only way to know is to take action. Instead of having to figure it out, I need to live it out. It is easy to be internet Yoda. It is easy because I have researched enough to know a lot about a lot, I mix it all together and outcomes answers, they might not be right, but they are there.
The solution, be Obi-wan Kenobi. It is to get out of the desert cave of Tatooine, teach some shit about the force and face the bad guy, knowing any kind of death will lead to a greater existence. Obi-wan is known for two things, fighting Vader and his force echo telling Luke to use the force as he destroys the DeathStar. You and I have a choice. We can be wise and afraid living in the swamp on a hidden planet or we can come out of our desert caves on Tatooine and fight the empire.
Do or do not there is no try
(one day you are going to die)The Force
Oh, one of the major setbacks to being a type 5 is not wanting to take on too much so the world doesn’t demand too much from me. I really don’t have a workaround from there except to try and look at all of life like a game. And as I write these words I just remembered the rule book. It is the same rules for improv. There you go. (Not sure where I stole this from, I just google searched the image to be quick.)