May The Force Be With You

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

Warning: This article contains quotes from the upcoming Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.

It’s that time again. Within days from now, millions of children worldwide (and adults) will be back in the spirit of Star Wars, and talking about “The Force.” It doesn’t seem like 22 years since Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back made the following statements…

“Life creates it, makes it grow… Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you. Here, between you, me… the tree… the rock. Yes, even between the land and the ship.”

For many of us that grew up watching these films, these words took on profound meaning, like Nicene Creed of the Christian Faith. We grew up with an understanding that we were surrounded by energy and that we were all one. We tried hard to “feel the force” in our adolescent and young adult lives.

Since becoming a chiropractor, this concept of “Force” has taken on much greater meaning in my life. It has been more than once that I have heard someone compare principled chiropractors to “Jedi Knights”, something one should take as a compliment even though based on science fiction. Those Jedi are a philosophical bunch, protectors of the peace they are. They commit their lives to service. The point is that for many, this talk of “Force” is very real (and not just for us). Maybe it is just me but it seems millions are on the topic lately of Life Force, Innate, Being One With God, One With The Universal Spirit, etc… And just wait until a week or so.

Let me tell you this Star Wars film rocks and both Obi-Wan and Yoda bring us some great philosophical words throughout the film. This time around Yoda lets us know, “clear your mind must be…” “reach out, sense the force around you. Use your feelings you must.” (What do great chiropractic mentors say about preparation for the adjustment?, hmm?)

Obi-Wan Kenobi in his philosophical mentoring way tells us, “You have been focusing on negativity… be mindful of your thoughts.” Again he says, “Be mindful of your thoughts…” followed by “You have made a commitment to the jedi order. A commitment not easily broken.”

My chiropractic friends, be mindful of your thoughts, for what you think about you shall bring about. Your mind must not be focused on negativity. Do not forget you have made a commitment, a commitment that is not easily broken.

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