it’s hard to imagine that seeing Star Wars so early as a kid, the Force, the Jedi, and especially this guy, Yoda, didn’t influence my life and the contemplative path and practice i’m on today.

Yoda’s speech to Luke on interdependence as the ground and connective tissue of life, rang true even at such an early age before i read the Christian and Sufi mystics, prior to entering the Buddhist path. When he told Anakin that “Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering” he laid out how harmful aversion and attachment can be, how harmful it can be to transmit, rather than transform and heal, to abide in equanimity.

here is my latest photographic art, created for this #StarWarsDay 😊

#MayTheFourthBeWithYou and #MayTheForceBeWithYou 🙏🏻

#StarWars #Yoda #Jedi #TheForce #LucasFilm #DisneyPlus #JMWart #JinpaLhaga #photography

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