I went to the cinema to see The Last Jedi. A Star Wars movie in 3D. Of course I brought my special glasses.
I noticed how spiritual The Last Jedi is. I've seen all Star Wars movies, but I never looked at them like this before. It spoke about breathing, the power of the mind, about energy, struggles and of course about The Force. Maybe it was because of this new Yogi me, but it had never occurred to me before that Star Wars is this spiritual.
I took some spiritual (or motivational) quotes:
- I Need someone to show me my place in all of this
- Live free, don't join
- This is how we win. Not by fighting what we hate, but by saving what we love
- Kill it, if you have to. That's the only way to become what you are meant to be
- Breathe. Just breathe. Now reach out. What do you see?
- Light. Darkness. A balance.
- I felt something. It awakened, but now I need to know how to wield it.
- Fulfill your destiny.
- Something inside me has always been there, but now it's awake and I need help
After three hours of sitting, my body felt as if it had broken down to pieces. My back hurt and I felt exhausted. The morning after, I practiced Ashtanga. My body needed it more than ever. It wanted to stretch. I thought back about the movie, about its energy and the similarities between a Jedi and a Yogi. I used its inspiration to stay strong in my practice, to not give up (a Jedi keeps going) and to stay in the vinyasa flow. It made me smile from the inside out.
Thank you, Star Wars. My friends say it is a nerd movie. But I now know it is a spiritual movie.