We are all Jedi

Want to hear something radical? Something weird?

This is something you might not be able to wrap your head around.

Ready? Here goes.

I am a Jedi.

“But Ryan, the Jedi aren’t real. And besides, don’t you have to be a badass with a light saber to be a Jedi? Oh, and there’s something about the Force.”

Roll with me here.

Yes a Jedi has skills with a light saber. Keep in mind; the Star Wars universe is a fictional one. Luke Skywalker is a character played by an actor named Mark Hamill.

I know I’m breaking some hearts right now.

But getting back to my point, I am a Jedi. And every one of you reading can be a Jedi if you’re not already.

Okay, okay! Calm down! The Force! I get it.

According to a Star Wars wiki page called — I kid you not — Wookieepedia, The Force is defined as “an energy field that connected all living things in the galaxy. The power of the Force could be used by individuals who were sensitive to it, a power that was tapped through the midi-chlorians.”

That doesn’t really help me.

The Force allows the Jedi to read minds. It allows them to telekinetically change minds. “These are not the droids you’re looking for.”

The Force can also give you the power to choke someone out with your mind.

But for our argument, we’re going to talk about the Jedi and stay away from the Dark Side.

I’m going to say something kind of off the wall. The Force is real. And the Force is in all of us.

The Force is the spirituality of a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

When one believes that there are forces outside of our control that can help us accomplish a big thing, that’s the Force. When you have faith in a power greater than yourself, that’s the Force.

I even think that the phrase “May the Force be with you” is almost like telling someone “God bless you.”

And another thing to consider is this: the Jedi have a rather monastic way about them. The devotion to their cause, the calm and levelheaded demeanor, even their dress is that of a monk.

This preamble is a set up. It’s an advertisement.

Yep, y’all have been duped.

I’m no Obi-Wan. I am no Yoda, for certain that is. Yes, hmmm.

I want to help you find your inner Jedi. To be a force for good in this world. To be a force for the light.

I want to help you become one with the Force. I want to help you become a badass for good and love in this world.

After the New Year, I’m going to start working as a life coach. I start training with Accomplishment Coaching in February.

Let me help you. Let me hear from you.

Do me a favor, go to my website team-ryan.team and click on the “Team Ryan Coaching” tab. There, you’ll find a contact form. Send me a message and we can talk. That way we can see if coaching is a fit for you.

While coaching has worked wonders with me, it isn’t for everyone. It doesn’t hurt that the coach I’ve been working with I’m pretty sure is a Jedi herself.

Send me a line. Let’s chat. And let’s see if we can help you feel the Force around you.

In closing, this might read that I’m saying I’m some sort of spiritual guru. That is about as far from the truth as possible.

The Force is not God. The Force is you. You just have to find your way.

The human spirit constantly amazes me. And if you can harness your own spirit, I guarantee you that you’re well on your way to becoming a Jedi.

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