Says Luke Skywalker in . . . uh, one of the Black Fleet Crisis
books (I think
It's not just a lever; you also need a place to set it.
It makes sense, really. When you use telekinesis, you move things in relation to yourself
. You can't move yourself.
A Jedi Master might
be able to "hover" for a few moments, but the concentration would probably give them an aneurism.
"The Beasts know much that we do not." -Ancient Jedi proverb