- "All energy from the Living Force, from all things that have ever lived, feeds into the Cosmic Force, binding everything and communicating to us through the midi-chlorians. Because of this, I can speak to you now."
- ―The spirit of Qui-Gon Jinn communes with Yoda
The Living Force was a view on the Force, accepted by the minority of Jedi throughout ages, the Living Force was thought to be present in most living beings, surrounding and penetrating them, thus making all living things connected by it. The Jedi believed the Living Force relied on their instincts and were attuned to other living beings around them, they were mindful of the future and the possible consequences of their actions, but remained focused on the present.
The Living Force was viewed as having both the light and the dark side, the Jedi always had to be mindful of their actions to avoid the temptations of the dark side. Through following the Living Force, several Jedi were able to retain their identities after their physical death, becoming one with the Force and able to manifest themselves as Force ghosts. Proponents of the Living Force view, such as Qui-Gon Jinn, espoused a philosophy of "living in the moment", relied heavily on their instincts and concentrated more on sensitivity to living things, rather than fulfilling destiny, which was one of the main tenets of the Unifying Force philosophy.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Mentioned only)
- Darth Plagueis (Mentioned only)
- Cloak of Deception
- Darth Maul 1 (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (First mentioned)
- (Mentioned only)
- Republic 53: Blast Radius (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 22" (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Overlords"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ghosts of Mortis"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Disappeared, Part II" (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Voices"
- "Colony Crisis"—Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic UK 6.48
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- The New Jedi Order: The Unifying Force
- Fate of the Jedi: Abyss
- Legacy 7 (Mentioned only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Episode I: The Data File
- Living Force Campaign Guide
- The Dark Side Sourcebook
- The New Jedi Order Sourcebook
- Episode III: Revenge of the Sith: Prima Official Game Guide
- Jedi Academy Training Manual
- The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force
- Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side
- Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
- LEGO Star Wars: The Dark Side (Non-canonical source)