Day 27- "Favorite Yoda Quote."
Quoting a wise Jedi Master? Awesomeness! :)
Yoda: Fear is the path to the darkside. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering. 'The Phantom Menace.' -
This quote is a very true statement, especially when you go through it bit by bit and think about it. Everything starts with fear. We fear something because it threatens us; we may not KNOW we fear it, but deep in our subconscious, fear is slowly entering our minds and filling us. Soon, our subconscious begins to get worried about our fear so it turns it to anger; anger at this thing that threatens us and at ourselves for being afraid. Our anger grows inside us, filling our minds with it's persistence until the anger is all we feel; and that is when it becomes hate. We have all hated someone or something in our lives; we may not always realize we do, but we do. We hate this thing that threatens because we fear and rage at it in our minds and because we know that hate is wrong and we wish we didn't have this feeling but we can't help it. And this leads to our last emotion in the spectrum- suffering. And we do suffer because that's what hate, anger, and fear cause- a negative emotion. And negativity inadvertently leads to suffering. We suffer because the negative is all we see once these emotions have clouded our vision. This negativity ends up controlling us and even though we know we are being controlled by it we sometimes don't know quite how to forgive those that hurt us and let go of our anger.
- Sorry for the long discussion on this quote. I was thinking about this in my head this morning while I was getting ready for the day and I came up with the above analysis.
"And well you should not! For my ally is the Force. And a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us… and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this… [nudging Luke's arm] crude matter! You must feel the Force around you. Here, between you, me, the tree, the rock… everywhere! Even between the land and the ship."- Yoda: The Empire Strikes Back
"Imaginary is the future. Always now, even eternity will be." - Yoda to Obi-Wan via comlink in the ROTS novel when the two prepare to fight their perspective Sith. (Sad scene :( )
"Do, or do not. There is no try." - I remember after first hearing this I took is to heart and worked on doing as Yoda said. :)
So, that's all for now, have a good day and May the Force be with you! :)
P.S. Here's another video! :) (Yeah, I know, I find a lot of them :)p )