This past weekend was a Star Wars weekend at our house. May the Fourth has come to be known as Star Wars Day, and my daughter is quite the Star Wars fan, and I have to admit, so am I! We celebrated not only May the Fourth but then we also viewed the movie Revenge of the Sith for that May the fifth…sixth kinda connection. (A bit of a stretch, but there you are!)
Revenge of the Sith tells the pivotal story of Anakin Skywalker becoming Darth Vader, who, whether you’re a Star Wars fan or not, you know Darth Vader is a key character in that story. It’s a very sad movie in a number of spots, to watch this vital young man get seduced into a dark way of life. My daughter turned to me at one point early on in the movie and she said, “You know mom, sometimes things have to get worse before they get better.”
This caused me to reflect a bit because she’s absolutely right. The Arc of the Star Wars saga is like our own history of struggle: give-and-take; the times when we feel the darkness is overcoming us; maybe those moments when we feel hopeless; or we wonder how situations are going to turn out, and how could good possibly come from painful and sad situations?
That’s our life, isn’t it? It’s a cycle of dying and rising. At any given moment, we are somewhere in that cycle.
Today, on this Revenge of the Sith May the Sixth I invite you to take a moment today to reflect on where you are in the cycle, and that awareness that whether you feel you’re in the light or darkness, keep in mind that this too shall pass.
And, as you make your way today, May the Force be with You.
So, what do you say? Let’s notice together the blessings of life. When we pay attention like this, marvelous things happen. Let’s live Everyday Inspired!