Nonfiction · Prose

Luke, Yoda, and 2016

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

As the ceremonious festivity around the world happened last night, comes the significant change for all of us – no matter what religion, nationality, gender, age. Everything that has happened in the previous year has now become a part of us – memories to cherish, some to forget. I can only hope that we used these limited number of seconds to be turned into moments as they happened. A wise man once said (okay, I’m definitely not sure about the wise man part) that life isn’t measured on the number of breaths you take, but on the moments that took your breath away.

And today, as the mark of another beginning, we are all filled with hopes and goals that we want to see through as this year progresses. Hopes of having a better, more fruitful one that of that passed; hopes of having breakthroughs and answered prayers; hopes of re-establishing lost connections; hopes of achieving own goals; hopes of having all these things come to life.

“I don’t… I don’t believe it.”

“That is why you fail.”

–  Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

And yet, more often than not, we get scared of the enormity of these things we believe to happen, and right there and then, our faith falters. And that’s exactly why it won’t come to life. We have a tendency to be like Luke Skywalker rather than Yoda on Episode V (quote above) and tend to look on the immensity of our problems, of our goals, of our dreams, rather than focus on the one behind our faith.  Remember, faith is being confident, certain even, on something or someone you believe in. It follows that we put our faith right where it belongs.

So as 2016 commences, before we ponder on our goals, hopes, and dreams, we should all focus more on developing a steadfast faith, because for 366 days this year, it’s all we can cling to.

Happy New Year!



7 thoughts on “Luke, Yoda, and 2016

  1. Great post! Even though I totally understand, it’s difficult to get over the hurdle of fearing the unknown. Thanks, for lending me strength! Happy New Year & continued success in all you do!

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  2. I liked the line about measuring life by the number of moments that took your breath away. I seem to do most of my living during my vacations and weekends and then the rest of the time be in a kind of suspended animation.

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