May The 4th Be With You!!
i was born in 1974 and A New Hope came out in theaters in 1977. from the age of three Star Wars, the Force, the Jedi – all of it, have been such an indelible part of life.
a work of fiction that points to bigger truths – light, balance, hope, heroism, family and friendship. and it probably isn’t surprising that it would also peak an interest in related real world philosophy like Taoism and Buddhism for me, that there is a connecting “force” in life, that unites all things and that we can have an active participation in that, that can benefit ourselves and all beings.
in that spirit, here are some favorite Force and wisdom quotes from Star Wars:
It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together.” ~ Obi-Wan Kenobi
“Luminous beings are we. Not this crude matter.” ~ Yoda
“Close your eyes. Feel it. The light…it’s always been there. It will guide you.” ~ Maz Kanata
“I’m one with the Force. The Force is with me.” ~ Chirrut Imwe
“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” ~ Yoda
“Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” ~ Yoda
“To answer power with power, the Jedi way this is not. In this war, a danger there is, of losing who we are.” ~ Yoda
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