The Yoda Metaphor

Master Yoda, is one of awesome example of a lessons on getting back up after being knocked down. Accepting the facts that we will fail at times and that there’s both darkness and light inside and outside of ourselves, that at times we may turn ourselves in times of trouble, and that resilience is a primal virtue. Just like the story of two wolves.

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

It’s the one whom you feed become your manifested virtue.

Back to our Yoda metaphor.

The cave in Yoda’s swamp can be view as a place where we hide from ourselves those feelings or actions which we rather not face up to owning.

Or worse, it’s a place where, in the face of failure of any scale, we go to ground to tell ourselves one negative story after another which undermining our self-worth and personal value.

As Yoda would, we should leave the mind set, not to ‘try but to do”. Taking positive action involves separating the negative, despairing messages we’ve sent to our swamp from the true reality of our life.

When we are able to recognize that the voices attacking us are telling lies, we can rebound from the loss.

If you’re in need for some motivation, watch this. It helps me !


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