Yoda On Fear
Yoda Rap (sort of funny)
In The Phantom Menace, the great Jedi master Yoda says: “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”
Fear in one or both parties is often the root of conflict, and we all fear something.
Some people fear losing control. Some fear looking bad in front of others. Other people fear confrontation. Still others fear having to make a decision with limited information. I could go on and on listing the fears we confront in our interactions with others.
To successfully resolve conflict, someone has to step outside the fear and get a handle on it so that it doesn't lead to anger, hate and suffering.
The question for today is: What are you afraid of?