Attachments vs solidarity and loyalty

Armorer: In order to master the ways of the force, Jedi must forego all attachment.

Din Djarin: That’s the opposite of our creed. Loyalty and solidarity are the way.

– The Book of Boba Fett, Return of the Mandalorian, 18 minutes in

This is an interesting topic.

ATTACHMENTS

We don’t really have attachments to people or places or things. We have attachments to certain stories telling us we need these and it’s terrible if we don’t. Attachments come from beliefs, issues, and hangups.

And although they come from innocence and are normal, they also function as a kind of prison. They limit our options and make us act from reactivity.

Without them, there is more clarity and kindness, and more possibilities for a range of actions.

And without attachments, we can still have friends and family and even be loyal and act in solidarity.

SOLIDARITY & LOYALTY

The question about solidarity and loyalty is who or what we are loyal to and in solidarity with.

Is it just a small group as opposed to everyone else?

Or is it to a much larger group or even life itself or something else?

We can be loyal to humanity, or Earth, or all life. We can even be loyal to the universe in the sense of the context of the universe as one seamless system that everything we know is an expression of.

We can also be loyal to honesty, kindness, our more fundamental nature, and so on.

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TWO

Attachments will limit our perception and options which is why the Jedi work on having a conscious relationship to attachments and find ways for them to undo themselves.

With a more conscious relationship with attachments and a lighter load of attachments, it’s easier to live from loyalty and solidarity, whatever is the focus for our loyalty and solidarity.

So the philosophies that respectively Grogu and The Mandalorian follow may have more in common than The Mandalorian seem to think.

INITIAL OUTLINE

  • forego attachments vs solidary
    • this is an interesting topic
    • attachment
      • come from beliefs, issues, hangups
        • it’s a kind of prison, limits our options, make us act on reactivity and so on
      • without is more clarity and kindness and more possibilities for action
      • can still have friends, family, etc.
    • loyalty and solidarity
      • can be limited or wider or even limitless
      • can be to a small group vs other groups
      • can be to everyone, the planet, all life, the universe (the context that we are all part of this universe, this seamless system)
      • can be to honesty, reality, kindness,
    • ….

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We can even be loyal to the universe in the sense of the context that we are all part of this universe, this seamless system.

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