Thanks for the love everyone! Here is my all time fav pic as promised. We were fortunate to escort #princessleia#carriefisher during a book signing. I waited until the end and was the last person in line. I had no idea she was telling me I’m #1 , just heard the laughter. She passed a couple months later.🖤
Greedo // Choices
Yoda did not have a lot of time to teach what he could to the last hope of saving the galaxy; a petulant farm boy. He taught him that strength flows from the quintessential life force that is created by, and also binds all living things. He taught him to be mindful of his own fear, which could lead him to become angry and aggressive. He taught him that this would be challenging, as he would be especially susceptible to these dark feelings when he was in his weakest moments; when he was threatened. He taught him that once he made choices in this direction it would be harder to turn away from the snowballing effect of doing it more, which would eventually consume and destroy him. He taught him that the urge to do this was not as strong as the urge to do the right thing, but that in a paradoxical way, it would seem easier. He taught him that he would know, though, the right path, deep in his being, as if listening to the difference between a liar and a small, quiet confident voice, that would come to him when he was calm, at peace, holding his awareness in the moment and not resisting anything. It would never coax him to attack, but would help him make the most knowledgeable choices and always help him to defend himself either way. And so, I propose a question to meditate on; knowing all this, and that Han shot first to defend himself from Greedo, was he listening to the light or the dark side of the Force?
This piece is part of the series “Star Stuff” focusing on the creatures, aliens, robots and tech from some of my favorite Sci-Fi.