Maybe I Long to be a Jedi Master.

“Fear is the path to the dark side.

Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate,

hate leads to suffering”


Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

(Master Yoda (896 BBY–4 ABY) was one of the most renowned Jedi in the Galaxy, and one of the few Old Republic Jedi to survive into the Galactic Civil War.)

Having a son is the greatest blessing of my life.

Being a parent is the most difficult spiritual path I have walked.

I am grateful for my son and all that he teaches me.

Last weekend I had to see The Phantom Menace, a Star Wars movie,

for the umpteenth time.

This time in 3-D.

I was once again astounded by the abysmal acting, the horrible screenplay

and astounded by my son and his friends desire to be Jedi Warriors.

This time I was also struck by the wisdom of the Jedi.




I doubt it.

Words of wisdom from the Jedi Master and the Buddha.

My God works in very mysterious ways.

Anger will destroy me.

Maybe I too long to be a Jedi Master.

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else;

you are the one who gets burned.”


“You will not be punished FOR your anger,

you will be punished BY your anger”


(Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)


May the Force Be With You…


~ by Step On a Crack on March 16, 2012.

13 Responses to “Maybe I Long to be a Jedi Master.”

  1. I had not heard the quote about the hot coal before. great addition to my journal and life. thanks so much


    • Louise,

      I am so glad to add to your stash. I LOVE quotations and have collected them since I was a little girl. This is one of my favorites. I am adding Yodas to the log now too!

      Thank you very much for being here…



  2. Love it Jen! And, just so ya know, to many you already are a jedi master. xo, S.


    • ahhh! Sean!

      I am going to pretend to be all Yoda-ish this weekend and see how it goes over. The whole weird sentence structure thing will be tricky, but good wordsmith practice. The patience and wisdom thing…

      THAT is gonna have to be a Fake it Till I Make it thing.

      Yoda really has is going on! Maybe he is the New Buddha just like my friend says brown is the new black; NOT!

      XO Jen


  3. Plus, Buddha spoke English better.



  4. Oh yeah. Punished over and over and over … in a wide variety of ways sister. Cool format to the post. Love, mel


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  6. Littered is your path so
    Bravely with life you go
    Hark the light before you
    Peace awaits evermore

    Luv and hugz, Eric


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