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    • Lightsaber burns... (Last post by Jedi_Roz)
    • [attachment] [attachment] [attachment] [attachment] Sorry my bad.....here are pictures for folks. Hope everyone had a great May 4th!
    • Workout Check-In Thread (Last post by Exarchias)
    • 10 x 3 x (2 hands) 3 kg triceps 20 x 3 x (2 hands) 3 kg biceps 20 x 3 push ups 20 x 3 air squats 20 x 3 x (2 hands) 3 kg biceps 10 x 3 x (2 hands) 3 kg triceps
    • Jedi and "Drugs" (Last post by Khaos)
    • There is also the argument, if im less inclined to be diplomatic, that many "Jedi" I have met, well, I wouldnt want there help, nor considered them qualified even if they were stone cold, sober. There are also levels to intoxication, or any substance use. I need not be slurring, falling down, drunk. Nor blitzed out of my mind on weed. Psychedelics? Well, were I going on such an experiment, usually, there is a sober person present, especially in the case of guided shamanic journeys, and even in the case of psychedelics, you can also control the dosage. What if, what if, what if. What if I have an aneurysm. What if I took Nyquil for a cold? Thats actually fairly intoxicating, though most cold medicine gives you an off setting. What if I trained to hard and my muscles are to tired to perform well, because you know, I may need to lift a burning car off of someone. :laugh:
    • Healing help and suggestions. (Last post by Silvermane)
    • Thank you all very much. I have been working on meditation. The pain starts to override the meditation within 15-20 minutes. Cyan, I wish you a speedy recovery too my friend. I do not like to see others in pain. Janice, that is what I'm doing for now. Rest and delax. Thanks again and MTFBWY. -Randall
    • Jedi Spirit (Last post by Streen)
    • Greetings all, I realize it's been a long time since I've spoken to some of you, but today is an important day for me and hopefully for the Jedi community. I'll get right to the point: http://www.jedispirit.org This site has been a long time coming. It has existed in various forms in the past and it's been up and down several times. Yesterday, however, I decided to make a commitment and create the site anew with it's own official domain. I honestly have NO idea what's going to happen now, but I am excited. I feel that I'm following what the Force is guiding me to do, so I hope that you can make use of it or gain from it. To be clear, even though the only writing on the site is my own, I strongly recommend you contribute to the site. I am not seeking to conflict with other Jedi sites, but rather to compliment them. I want to create connections and links between Spirit and others, as much as possible, and I would hate for my site to only be about me. I know some of you had already submitted some material, and I apologize for this, but I would really appreciate it if you could resend it. For the rest of you, send whatever you think people might want to read (it doesn't have to be great), and I'll put it on the site. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them. May the Force be with you...
    • sithism (Last post by Zenchi)
    • To our newer members, the TOTJO does sport a rather decent library covering a wide rnage of topics, including Sithism. It's there for a reason folks, take advantage of it. If you find something you feel should be added, please contact one of the librarians (or myself) and maby it'll be added...
    • The prison of your mind (TED talk) (Last post by OB1Shinobi)
    • "never believe in the predictions that dont empower you or else you will wither away and die" "if somebody pities me they are wasting their time because i have chosen a life of strength - the worst drug to ever hit the human race is pity" "you are not your condition" "the only disability [there is] is ones refusal to adapt" "its a belife in yourself that you bring value to the human race" "when we feel like we're not enough we do stupid stuff - we chase external validation to try to tell us that we're enough" "deep down inside ive found that every human being just wants to be loved - even if theyre tough, even if theyre scary, even if theyre vicious - get them in the right position at the right time, theyll tell you the truth; they just want to be loved. they want to be able to look in the mirror and love themselves, and if you can figure [how to do] that out, youre going somewhere" "but you cannot feel sorry for yourself" "at the other end is what i call bullying yourself, beating yourself up, telling yourself that all those negative predictions are true, that youre washed up, that youre a failure, that youre never going to amount to anything. bullying yourself is the worst thing that you can do" "you can not afford to pity yourself, you can not afford to bully yourself, you have to love yourself" ----- i can tell you this - im ok with the fact that im wrong about a lot of things im ok that ive made a bunch of really stupid mistakes, and that i know theres no way to change the fact that im still going to make a bunch more im probably going to cause a lot more problems in the course of my life, unless i LOSE my life altogether much sooner than im hoping im ok with all of this because i know that i am commited to bringing value to the world and that when i make mistakes i can adapt i refuse to belive the predictions that dont empower me because i have learned to love myself it is impossible for me to pity myself for very long or to beat myself up too harshly and i have the ability to forgive others as well and i dont feel sorry for very many and my life is good i enjoyed the talk i thought he was very compelling and he spoke from experience as someone who faces hardship personally and also as a therapist for prison inmates and therefore someone who is face to face with the tragedy of others on a daily basis, a situation which primes one for valueable insight and perspective on the human condition and i never did see a soccer ball give a lecture before thanks
    • How Do You Save the World? (Last post by efuller18)
    • Quote: Thanks for your posts Deciding to save the world and what change can be made, for most of us its an assessment of what we value. Humans value things that are desirable and necessary and we want to improve ourselves and strip away bad or undesirable traits in ourselves it's our personal approach, to change ourselves. However lets just say that humans saved the planet and more correctly that we 'saved the planet from ourselves' and that we did indeed became self-sufficient every single human had enough food and shelter. And that we had saved the world from unclean fossil fuels. It would have taken a financial investment of money to save the biosphere and if everyone worked to heal our planet and had achieved it, it would have cost us 300 quadrillion dollars to achieve. Could humans raise that much money before its too late and save the planet, perhaps not, we all will suffer climate change and worsening weather. No one will ever raise enough money in the near future to save the biosphere. Which is the most necessary resource we humans have. Our most desirable resource is Anti-Matter which would become a valuable resource for its power and energy and could be a cleaner source of energy than oil. To see how much it costs to heal the planet I believe the only solution is mass producing another energy source called Anti-Matter which is worth 65 trillion dollars per gram. But since we only have 5 trillion dollars of us dollars and a total combined value of all fiat currencies in the world is $60 trillion. It seems no one could afford to buy antimatter either. :lol: I expect that saving the world would cost a lot of money and if it were possible today to solve the problems by spending money then it wouldn't be a problem. But climate change is not something you can throw money at and neither can we reject technology and live in harmony with nature like our ancestors. However the solution to our problem of climate change and our addiction to fossil fuels is also much cheaper and in the future when saving the world becomes cost effective we will throw money at it. I think that this is the wrong way to view saving the world at least from my perspective as a graduate student in computer science. Instead you need to break the problem up of saving the world into smaller pieces. Think about things one step at a time. In my case I might visualize this as a series of small, but steady scientific breakthroughs that we need to make happen. One way you could do this is, for example, is to create a website for scientific researchers like the kickstarter website where scientists can put up projects for funding from the actual public. Where people could donate to the necessary research that might not get funded otherwise there's a lot of politics in how the government at least in the US funds research. Then for those of us who are scientists like me we join projects and work on things that have an impact on making those scientific breakthroughs. For example, as a computer scientist I could work on energy saving new computer architectures already a hot research topic in the field right now (currently this is outside my area of research)
    • Jestor's Ego (Last post by Luthien)
    • Quote: My ego is a joke... Fat bastard always trying to screw me up... :silly: [image]
    • Thoughts from my experience and lived on the spiri... (Last post by cédricq)
    • I will update as often as possible. " La Vie, Dieu, le grand Manitou enfin quel que soit le nom qui vous parle le plus, vous apporte et vous apportera toujours, toujours, toujours, ce dont vous avez besoin. Presque rarement ce que vous désirez mais toujours, toujours ce dont vous avez besoin. Alors oui c'est vrai que ce dont on a besoin est parfois douloureux mais toujours élevant si on le prend comme un cadeau. Lorsque vous réaliserez cela alors vous serez capable d'ouvrir les bras et serez comblés. Tout ce qui viendra sera alors un présent et vous ne vivrez plus aucune déception car vous serez en accord avec l'existence. Vous ne vous battrez plus, vous serez porté. Alors ouvrez les bras, désirez ce que la Vie vous offre et alors la paix vous touchera en plein cœur. Que la Force soit avec Vous ! " "Life, God, the great Manitou finally whatever the name that speaks to you the most, brings you and you will always, always, always, that you need. Almost rarely what you want but always, always what you need. So yes it is true that what is needed is sometimes painful but always rising if we take it as a gift. When you realize this then you will be able to open arms and will be delighted. All that will come will be a present and you do not live no disappointment because you will be in agreement with existence. You will beat you more, you will be taken. So open your arms like that life offers you and then peace will touch your heart. May the Force be with you! " Sorry if the traduction is not perfect ;)

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