The Force is much like the Tao described in the first verse of the Tao-Te-Ching.
“The Tao that can be named,
Is not the universal Tao.
The named that can be named,
Is not the universal name.”
This means that there is a big gap between the unnamed (Our intuition) and the named (our words and reasoning). The Force cannot be described by words. We cannot understand the Force fully through word either. In order to understand the Force we must feel and experience it.
One thing we can do to learn more about the Force through words is gain the ability to see beyond the words used. Although we cannot understand the Force through words that doesn’t we cannot learn anything at all by them.
To understand some things about the Force through words we have to see beyond the words and open your mind to many possibilities. Someone who believes in God might dismiss the idea of the Force before looking into it to see if it is maybe the same as God, just because it has a different name. Therefore he never gave it the chance and may have lost a revelation to his own beliefs. He might of learned something new about God or that the Force and God are the same. By opening your mind to more and all possibilities you can understand more about the unnamed.
When I watched the film Avatar I noticed that the goddess Eywa was very similar to the Force I believe in. Below are a few quotes from the film and my description on how it relates to the Force.
“She talks about a network of energy that flows through all living things.”
This quote pretty much describes the basis of the Force. The Force is energy that flows through and within all things. This quote shows that Eywa and the Force are similar when it comes to this quote.
“She says that all energy is only borrowed. And one day we have to give it back.”
This to me relates to the Personal Force. When an organism is created the Living Force transferees energy into the organism giving it, it’s Personal Force. When we die our Personal Force is given back to the Living Force. As we live we borrow the energy given and ad we die we return it. The Living and Personal Force definitely have a connection the same as Eywa.
“Our great mother does not take sides Jake. She protects only the balance of life.”
This last quote is much like the Force as the Force is neutral and the Force does not favor one side more than the other.
The quotes from the film about Eywa relate very closely to the Force and I would say that Eywa to me is just another name for my own belief (The Force).
The Force is everything. In its most simplest form it is energy. All these little particles that make up everything are made up of this energy. Everything in it’s simplest form is this energy, such as the trees, the ocean, the planets, even our bodies.
The Force has many aspects but commonly they are three. These aspects are in no way separate from the Force they just help break it down to understand it.
The Personal Force gives all organisms, living beings, identity, values, beliefs, personality and uniqueness. The Personal Force is transferred from the Living Force and when we die our Personal Force is given back.
The Living Force is the source of all energy. It creates life, makes it grow. Gives us life and being. Without the Living Force life could not exist and we would not be here.
The Unifying or Guiding Force gives us Knowledge, a mind, concepts of right and wrong but very importantly reason and purpose. It’s all good being alive but there is no point if we have no purpose or reason.
All aspects are as important as the other. Without one we would not be like we are now and nothing would be right.