Obi-Wan Kenobi says: "Well, the Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together."
Taoism says: "The Tao (or Dao)is a power which envelops, surrounds and flows through all things, living and non-living. The Tao regulates natural processes and nourishes balance in the Universe."
Did Lucas have a SINGLE original idea??
I'm not altogether on anyone's side, because no one is altogether on my side.