Happy Day of Recognition

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21 Mar 2022 15:48 - 21 Mar 2022 15:49 #367080 by jpadkins
“Namaste” is a word that you hear a lot these days. It roughly translates to “The light in me sees the light in you.” It is a nice sentiment, and it is what is at the core of the Day of Recognition.

As Jedi, we believe that the Force flows to us and through us. Some even believe it comprises us.

Today is a day to actually see that, to see those who cohabitate this beautiful planted with you.

Amanda Palmer wrote something that I believe is very fitting for this occasion.

There is a difference between wanting to be looked at and wanting to be seen. If you are wanting to be looked at, your eyes can stay blissfully closed. You suck energy. You steel the spotlight.

When you are seen, your eyes must be open as you are seeing and recognizing your witness. You accept energy and you generate energy. You create light!

One is exhibitionism; the other is connection. Not everyone wants to be looked at but everyone wants to be seen.


I challenge you as you walk through the day to look people in the eye, seeing those around you, recognizing their completeness in the Force and send a silent thank you for their existence.

May you feel the presence of the Force, for the Force is always with you!

You Are Loved!
Jeff

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21 Mar 2022 17:57 #367083 by Streen
Replied by Streen on topic Happy Day of Recognition
Thank you for that, Jeff, that was very enlightening :)

I think I tend to see people, rather than just look at them. I've always been curious what it would be like to see from someone else's perspective, since the only one I know is my own. When I go out, say, to the store, I pay attention to the shoppers, cashiers, etc., and I wonder what they're feeling and seeing. In other words, I see them.

The interesting thing is that I didn't realize I was doing that until I read your post ;)

It reminds me of the movie AVATAR. The common saying in that movie was, "Oel ngati kameie", or, "I see you."

The truth is always greater than the words we use to describe it.
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21 Mar 2022 19:25 #367090 by Carlos.Martinez3
Mahalo for this

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21 Mar 2022 20:12 #367095 by River
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This reminds me of the Quaker concept of "witnessing." It basically means, roughly, to see and understanding something or someone without tainting it with your own bias.
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21 Mar 2022 21:49 #367106 by jpadkins
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Interesting! I wonder how our own bias filters into how we look or see people?

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