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Let-go or Trust? - 27sep21



The Jedi counsel, upon Coruscant,

cautioned the juvenile Anakin Skywalker

that fear is the path to the dark side.


And yet a careful examination

of the prequel trilogy reveals


how very frightened of the dark side,

the council had grown;

ironic is it not?


In this galaxy, however,

we play with the synonyms:

trust, and rely, and believe.


All the while forgetting

that they are calls to grasp.

To hold onto certain thoughts,

and to hold onto certain emotions.


And yet, in the same breath

that we exhort others to trust

we also invite them to let-go?


Which is it?

Hold on or let-go?


Like the prequel council,

our metaphysics are confused.

The center will not hold.

Let us conclude

with a simple

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