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30 Jun 2007 22:45 #3629 by joshakin
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My life has been difficult (at least for me), though not as bad as several other people that I know. However, I would still like to tell others my story. At the age of 6 I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Since the second grade, I have been diagnosed with moderate clinical depression with suicidal tendencies. I have always been severely shy and have been more of a loner than a follower. This, throughout all of my life, has had adverse effects on my social life (few friends, and even fewer people I could trust) and my self-esteem. I would always belittle myself and create an inner hatred for myself and I all that I would try to do. However, to make a long story short, turning to Jediism and this community has helped me with so much. I have discovered an inner potential that i never knew I had, and it has brought about a tremendous boost in my self-perception. Though I still get depressed and negative, I am no longer close-minded; there is ALWAYS a way out. Now, I am not perfect- I am a work in progress. But, at least it IS progress...right?

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01 Jul 2007 00:21 #3630 by Justice
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You are very right. It is progress none the less. The growth you are experiencing is something that will be never ending. It is a part of our journey through this life and we are all here to help each other on that journey. Keep in mind, we here at this temple are here to help you. Never be afraid to ask one of us any question that may come to your mind. Jedi are always willing to help one another and we are here to help you.

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01 Jul 2007 00:24 #3631 by Jon
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It certainly took courage and self realisation to be so open about yourself. From what you say (fruits) we all can see the quality of the TOTJO (tree). Indeed our work with the Force allows all of our hurts to be healed.
In our healing there is joy. Through our joy we carry the light of hope into the world. What better gift have we than giving others a chance through hope.

The author of the TOTJO simple and solemn oath, the liturgy book, holy days, the FAQ and the Canon Law. Ordinant of GM Mark and Master Jestor.

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01 Jul 2007 06:26 #3635 by Serric
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Josh, I have seen progress already since the first day I spoke to you. I would again like to welcome you to the Temple and wish you the best on your road to self discovery and everything else. May the Force be with you.

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01 Jul 2007 23:17 #3642 by DAN
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we have never spoken to each other, but by reading what you just posted i feel it is safe to say this. through adversity you found perseverance, and with that you will never stop growing or learning. welcome the world needs more people strong like you to fight. MTFBWY

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02 Jul 2007 02:12 #3648 by joshakin
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thanks ya'll, i appreciate all of this...hopefully, more people will show themselves (who have gone through this) and will find comfort in my testimony

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02 Jul 2007 15:52 #3664 by War Beauty
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I definately notice a change in you Josh. You know i'm here for you anytime, just call me or whatever....and dno't forget the most important part of this : SMILE!!!

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