This article is for those who know the story of Anakin Skywalker 🙂 Actually for those who are reading this article and feel like the picture above.
Yes, you are in a spiral again, right? There is a great sadness that makes itself felt deep down. And your whole reality has become pessimistic again.
How does it happen? Why does it happen? Isn’t it a mystery to understand when you are in it? It’s as if you are watching a colorful movie and the colors turn black and white and disappear. You eat food but you can’t taste it. You do something but you don’t enjoy it. Life feels meaningless, let alone enjoyable.
There are things that everyone does to get away from this feeling of meaninglessness, or to suppress it. You do these things too, but none of them give you any flavor anymore?
Star Wars has always been a fascinating universe for me in my past. We used to go camping in the mountains with our friends and go on adventures we called Jedi training. There was a wooden house in Uludag, we used to stay there, we used to play FRP, we used to do sports, we used to travel in nature. We even had plastic sticks, we used to practice swordplay with them.
Something about this Jedilik affected us… but what was it? Years went by… new Star Wars movies came out… somewhere in the back of our minds there was always a part of this story.
What happened when Anakin Skywalker turned to the dark side? Obi-Wan has a conversation with Anakin in his last encounter with him. He’s ranting, he’s judging. He’s pretty angry with Anakin. And rightly so, in his own way. Anakin caused so much suffering. So if you were Jedi masters, why couldn’t you stop Anakin from turning to the dark side? Even Yoda couldn’t do anything, could he?
Of course, Star Wars is an imaginary universe that has developed around a script that George Lucas has been developing for many years, gradually going beyond it, with the influence of a team of thousands of people and millions of viewers… But there was something interesting in this universe, something enigmatic, something called The Force, which translates into Turkish as The Force.
Star Wars had somehow captivated millions of people, and now we’re talking about the dark side here.
What is the dark side in real life? Everyone has a shadow side. I am now defining the dark side as suffering, or trying to escape from this suffering, pursuing desires, wallowing in confusion, feeling many emotions in the background such as anger, guilt, shame, sadness, sadness, depression, boredom, which weigh on people, and experiencing a life story dressed on top of this.
So a movie is playing and you come to such a place, such a part in the movie that you don’t enjoy it at all, on the contrary you suffer. It’s as if the whole movie consists of the emotions in the scenes in this part. Actually this movie is your life. And your whole life is immersed in this negativity.
Now how do we get out of here? Since you are reading this article, you probably want to get out.
Obi-Wan Kenobi had some advice for Luke Skywalker.
“Remember: The Force will be with you, always.”
In the Star Wars universe, it’s called the Force… let’s come to our universe. Let’s use the word love. What am I talking about?
Let me give you an analogy. Let’s say you’re in a cold, dark room. You have a button under your hand and you can press it. When you press it, the room slowly starts to light up. A light that comes from nowhere starts to both illuminate and warm the room. When you take your hand off the button, the light dims and the room starts to cool down.
This is what the dark side is like. Just as when you take your hand off the button for a long time, you start to get cold and stay in the dark, when you forget Love, when you take your attention away from it, in the same way, your reality slowly starts to change towards the dark side.
I’ve been practicing a meditation for the last few years where I’ve been focusing directly on Love, and lately I’ve started realizing that whenever I stop focusing on this Love, then whatever state I’m in, my experience starts becoming a suffering reality. It makes no difference what I know, what I have experienced, my past, or what I have. Wherever I am, my reality becomes a reality where suffering starts increasing in the background.
You can know a lot, you can be very experienced in life. But if you stop pressing that button, all your knowledge and experience will become your prison of suffering. And you will have done it with your own hands.
Let’s talk about how we stop pressing that button… Actually, everyone does it in their own way in their own soul. But the common part is this. I’m going to use the word Love of God here, but it can also be called The Force. The patterns deep in your ego that somehow cover up the fact that God’s Love, God’s The Force is always with you and that you cannot reach this Love, this Force, that you are separate from God, have come into play, and when you focus on these patterns, you stop pressing the button at the same time.
These patterns are silently telling us that Love, The Force is not with us, that we are separated from God, that God has abandoned us, and we act believing them. And for that to happen, we have to be Spiritually not focused on Love at that moment.
So how do we get out of these patterns, this deepest core wound? So how do we come back from the dark side of power? The answer is very simple. We press the button again. We focus on love again.
Do you still have any questions? For example, you may have asked: How do we do that? How do we focus on love?
How does a person whose mind is very activated, whose thoughts, emotions are like a storm, how do we focus on love? Actually there are no preconditions. If you really want to, you can find this love within you and focus on it. But to make it a little easier, you can focus on the rising and falling of your chest and the passage of the breath through it. Every time you get distracted, you can focus again on this rising and falling, the feeling of the breath filling your lungs. The breath is a very powerful focal point that calms the mind and brings peace.
I don’t use the breath much. What I use is the Spiritual Heart, which is also powerful like the breath. I focus on the center of my chest and I intend to feel the Love there. The longer I stay here, the more and more I can feel this love.
The Breath and the Spiritual Heart are 2 different focal points used in meditation. Focusing on the breath will also take you to the Spiritual Heart after a while. The Spiritual Heart is the energy center in the deepest part of the human being, where God’s love, the Force, flows into us.
Another quote from Obi-Wan: “Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him.”
Yes, Star Wars, a fictional universe, contains elements that are actually quite close to reality. But don’t believe everything that is said in Star Wars. 🙂 Because even though George Lucas is a very intelligent and inspired person, Star Wars is just a universe that he slowly evolved in his mind… But the story of the Force he gifted to us is a magical story indeed.
Yes, just as a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him, we can feel God’s love flowing through us. The more you focus on that, the faster the awareness of that love will grow in your life.
Remember what I said when you really want to come out of the dark side.
The Force will always be with you, and the more you focus on it, the more you will feel it in your life, and your room will start to lighten and warm up. Focus on love, find it within you, don’t pay attention to the thoughts that say it is not within you, because it is those thoughts and beliefs that cause you to fall into the dark side every time. Just become aware of them and keep focusing on love. Your dark side will start to lighten up.
“Remember: The Force will be with you; Always.” Obi-Wan Kenobi
“Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him.” Obi-Wan Kenobi
Update: I wrote another article that can support this article shortly after… Link below: