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Living Force


The Living Force is a powerful and influential philosophy within the Star Wars universe. It refers to a particular belief system held by some Jedi individuals who advocate a focus on the present moment. According to these believers, all attention should be put on the here and now, rather than dwelling on the past or being anxious about the future.

The Living Force is considered to be an aspect of The Force, the metaphysical energy that pervades the Star Wars universe. It is perceived as the aspect that is bound to life, allowing those who can manipulate the Force to feel the presence of living beings, anticipate moves in a fight and, for a gifted few, the ability to foresee the future.

Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn was one of the prominent proponents of the Living Force philosophy. Despite the Jedi Order largely focusing on the Unifying Force, Qui-Gon Jinn advocated for a balance in understanding both aspects of the Force. These teachings influenced his student, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and was later passed on to Anakin Skywalker.

The opposite of the Living Force is the impersonal Unifying Force that reaches through time and space, empowering visions of the future and existence after death. However, where the Unifying Force offers a broader perspective of the universe and future, the Living Force encourages its followers to be strongly grounded in the present, focusing on direct experiences and insight from the immediate surroundings.

``` This makes the Living Force a philosophy as much as a power source, teaching its proponents to live within the moment, appreciate life and be aware of their immediate surroundings. Its importance in the Star Wars universe cannot be overstated as it provides depth to the understanding of the Force and gives a more nuanced view of the Jedi and their beliefs.

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