Breaking the Circle:

“Yoda” Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, 1999 was quoted as saying: “Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

In an article, Fear Leads to Anger. Anger Leads to Hate, Hate Leads to Suffering by James Thurber, He did his best to equate this to: Galatians 6:7-8 (MSG) 7-8 Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others—ignoring God!—harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.

At the end of the article Thurber asked if Yoda’s wisdom stood up to a Biblical teaching and had he made a sufficient case to believe it so.

A renowned speaker did his level best to explain the concept. As I listened intently to a speaker explain this spiral of life, Yoda, spoke about, a thought appeared in my world. This teaching did not teach a positive ending. The speaker spoke about the spiraling effect of Fear, pointing to Anger, pointing to Hate, ending in Suffering, and starting all over. Stating that humans remain in a state of fear that always ends in suffering.

It seemed to me that this thinking prolongs and extends the negative thought process bringing the reality of the spiral.

Let’s look at it from another vantage, positive outcome. Starting with Apprehension, brought on by misunderstandings, or Confusion. Confusion normally drives a person to the Inquiry stage where they ask questions. The Inquiry stage brings new Knowledge of the situation. New Knowledge provides the ability for good Choice. Good Choice brings in the Evaluation of thought and action. Evaluation brings with it New Thought and opportunity. New Thought brings a new acceptance and understanding of reality.

Wow, a positive outcome!

Apprehension leads to Confusion,  Confusion leads to Inquiry,

Inquiry leads to Knowledge,           Knowledge leads to Choice,

Choice leads to Evaluation,    Evaluation leads to New Thought,

New Thought leads to the  Acceptance of Reality!

D.W.(Dick) Powell   Earth Wind Fire Water Training and Development