May the force be with you on Star Wars Day, May the 4th, get it. If you don’t it’s ok not everyone likes Star Wars. But I don’t think we should limit this sentiment to one day out of the year because it sounds so close to a phrase we hear in a Sci-fi franchise. And it reminds me of something we say at church every week “Peace be with you,” if you speak Spanish you say “La paz.” The full expression is “The peace of the Lord be with you.”
The point is we really should have this mentality daily, not just weekly, monthly or yearly. Wishing some walk with the power of the Force, the universe, behind them or the peace of God in them, should be something that we do all of the time. I know it is not something easy to do, especially with people who have brought harm to you. But regardless of your spiritual beliefs I think we can all agree that wishing anything but peace and fortune to anyone can weigh on you, if not spiritually, then mentally. Another way to look at it is from another movie, and just “Let it go.”
When we stay angry at someone, we have let them take our peace. We have given them the ability to control our happiness. When we let it go, and forgive them, we can then accept peace into our heart and mind. It isn’t easy, but not letting others control your feelings can be the best revenge, and forgiveness isn’t about them, it is about you. Forgiveness can be selfish, because it is about you, and whether you decide to let someone else tie a stone to your neck.
So, if there is someone in your life that has hurt your, or pissed you off, on Star Wars day, and every day, let it go, have peace, and may the force be with you always.