Recently, the video of the laughing “Chewbacca Mom” went viral in social media, gaining millions of viewership in Youtube within a day. While this is spectacularly bizarre (a testament to the incredible power of social media), it has nevertheless brought back fond memories of my favourite movie – Star Wars.
If you think Star Wars series are just any popular movies for the impressionable ones, think again. There are numerous nuggets of wisdom and pithy sayings that could become our motto, maxim, and moral bearings in our daily lives.
Here are the 10 inspirational quotes that draw inspiration from the wisdom of Buddhism:
Quote #1: Focus on the Present Moment
“Keep your concentration here and now, where it belongs.” – Qui-Gon Jinn, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Quote #2: You Are Not Your Thought
“Your thoughts betray you, father. I feel the good in you.” – Luke Skywalker, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Quote #3: Mindfulness
“Remember, your focus creates your reality.” – Qui-Gon Jinn, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Quote #4: Love and Compassion
“Let go of your hate.”— Luke Skywalker, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Quote #5: Determination
“Do, or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Quote #6: Have Faith in Yourself
“Trust your instincts.” – Qui-Gon Jinn, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Quote #7: Courage
“Be brave, and don’t look back.” – Shmi Skywalker, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Quote #8: Letting Go of Attachment
“Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed, that is. ..Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” – Yoda, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Quote #9: Fear and Suffering
“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” – Yoda, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Quote #10: Prayer
“May the Force be with you.” – General Jan Dodonna, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
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