Luke Skywalker - Full of Surprises

One of the most heroes of all time is Luke Skywalker. The heroic kid that saved his family and brought Balance back to the Force. I am waiting patiently (to the best of my ability) to finds out what happens in the next upcoming movie. But it’s been a 40-year wait. I’m positive there will be surprises galore.

Full of Surprises

“You’ll find I’m full of surprises.” - Luke Skywalker *

In a galaxy far, far away…the villainous Darth Vader was once a Jedi Knight named Anakin Skywalker. Anakin Skywalker secretly married Padme’ Amidala. As Skywalker became Vader, Padme’ gave birth to twins. To protect the children, one child, Leia was hidden on the planet Alderaan and Luke was hidden on Tatooine. On Tatooine, Luke Skywalker lived a normal life as a farmer until the war between the Republic and Empire came to his farm. Through a series of events Luke met Obi-Wan Kenobi, an old Jedi Knight. Luke learned the ways of the force and became a Jedi Knight – the last Jedi Knight. Luke faced his father Darth Vader and brought his father back to the Light Side bringing balance to the Force.

Victory comes to those with surprise moves. The winner normally exhibits something different. Usually the underdog will develop something new just to be able to compete with the stronger faster contestants. It is best to keep the surprises hidden. This reminds us to always do our best, practice our best. In the practicing we will develop ways to become better.  This also reminds us of the Tao Te Ching’s suggestion from chapter 39, “Do not desire to shine like jade but wear ornaments as if they were stone.” To hide one’s strength is humility.

Luke Skywalker
First Appearance: Star Wars: A New Hope, episode IV, Twentieth Century Fox, May 25, 1977

Creators: George Lucas

* Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, episode V, Twentieth Century Fox, May 21, 1980, Mark Hamill (actor)