Sunday, February 19, 2012

Jedi mind tricks and A Scream of Consciousness

Rather than wander off to the movie theater to see the new 3-D rendition of Star Wars I: A Phantom Menace, Red and I ripped open a bag of Doritos and the DVD last night. It was a pleasant enough experience.

I was intrigued right away by the advice sage Jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn gives to his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, in the opening scene as they await a potentially confrontational moment ...
Don't center on your anxiety, Obi-Wan. Keep your concentration here and now where it belongs.

Master Yoda says I should be mindful of the future...

...but not at the expense of the moment. Be mindful of the living Force, my young Padawan.
It's as if the Jedi had adopted A Scream of Consciousness as one of their textbooks. I couldn't have summarized my book's themes better. Read more here.

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