This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Wisdom of Yoda

Do or do not... there is no try.

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

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.

Luke: What's in there?
Yoda: Only what you take with you.

Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealously. The shadow of greed, that is.

Luke: I can’t believe it.
Yoda: That is why you fail.

Remember, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware. Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.

May the Force be with you.

Oh. Great warrior. Wars not make one great.

Feel the force!

Happens to every guy sometimes this does.

Named must your fear be before banish it you can.

Always in motion is the future.

Much to learn, you still have.

1 comment:

Paige Smith said...

While reading the wisdom of yoda in your blog, I feel like the one most applicable to me at least is when Luke says "I can't believe it" and Yoda says "That's why you fail." I find myself in this circle a lot. Often I don't take chances I need to because I feel under qualified or not good enough. I feel like I do the same thing when things are going really well for me, and then I worry about what is going to go wrong now that everything is right. This is so applicable to everything in business, life, school or whatever our goals are. wisdom of yoda