For this year’s Star Wars Day, why not do some learnin’ and reflecting on the interesting life affirmations you can find throughout the Star Wars Universe?
Okay, it didn’t sound cheesy to me at least.
Because of the long history of the film franchise, you can find a ton of content out there revolving around the mantras, lifestyles, and pretty much the philosophy of Star Wars. We recently even dived deeper into the philosophies of the Mandalorian and of course the philosophies of Baby Yoda (chicky nuggies and choccy milk, duh).
There are quite a few messages to be found throughout all the movies and not just main the storyline–even in the spin-offs, the books, the comics, TV series, and video games. While I never got super into the books or games, I have been a big-time fan of the movies and wanted to talk more about three major affirmations that can be found in Star Wars.
And if you’re so inclined, here are books on the Jedi and Sith that you can pick up from Amazon!
Life Affirmations of the Star Wars Universe
This is the way. Here is a newer one from The Mandalorian television series on Disney+ which nearly instantly became a go-to phrase online.
While it is mostly meant as a saying to reinforce the lifestyle of the Mandalorian, it can be applied as a general life affirmation.
This is the way to success. This is the way to victory. This is the way to achieving your goals.
Mandalorian bounty hunters are resilient and creative thinkers. They find solutions to their problems no matter what. You can certainly do the same every day.
This is a quote from Sith Master Uthar Wynn from The Knights of the Old Republic game that is really interesting.
Most of the “Sith way” tends to be broken down into being swept up in emotion and allowing those emotions completely and utterly control you. Anger and desire being the biggest no-nos according to the Jedi. The Sith, in turn, embrace these emotions.
Despite the message of not allowing fear and anger to consume you in most of the Star Wars canon, this quote, in particular, is still a great affirmation.
Another way to look at strife is adversity. Our greatest goals will always have great hurdles, but, getting over them and finally achieving those goals is an amazing feeling. Your hard work paid off! That is certainly something to celebrate. In that same vein, when you haven’t struggled and every avenue in life is easily obtained, do those moments of victory feel the same? I’d like to think they don’t and the feeling of any accomplishment would feel hollow.
Achieving goals through hard work aside, we also grow as individuals from the challenges we face. This is where the thinking from the Sith might differ slightly. While the Sith might say to let anger, fear, and hate consume you, let’s take those challenging moments in life that can evoke those emotions and then learn to be better people who don’t inflict the same damage unto others. Let’s use those feelings for good rather than evil.
We have to talk about a Yoda quote, of course!
One of the pillars of the Jedi is Stoicism. While I don’t follow Stoicism personally, I do find it interesting and Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations is definitely worth a read.
We could be the most prepared, have the most knowledge, and yet still we are only human. We shouldn’t let that control our emotions, however. We should take in stride and continue to grow as individuals and as a society. At least that’s what I gather from this quote from Yoda.
It doesn’t mean having a defeatist attitude toward life. We should continue to be prepared for the future, but it doesn’t mean we are invincible. And that’s okay.
What are some of your favorite quotes from Star Wars to use as life affirmations?