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To live in the Present.

Today is the present. The present is the only moment we do have control over. The greatest moment is now. In the present, we find what truly is. Humans have a tendency to often think about the past or the future at the current moment. It leaves us in a state that can be confusing and even scary. Today, I call all Jedi everywhere to live in the moment. Live in the present. Be present. The greatest thing you can do for yourself, family, friends, and world is to be present. Show up with all the bells and whistles of, well, of you. What is present today? Who is present today? What type of Jedi are you presently? 

There are people who would harm others. I was a part of that band myself growing up with no remorse for others or anything. There are others who would pay no mind to you. There are those who want harm to come to the world. I cannot tell you why. I can tell you I know why I did when I did it. I can tell you why I don't anymore. 

I understand it is not easy. Why is it not easy? Fear can grip things tighter than we can release some. Our goal as Jedi is not to save the world. It's to find balance and aid one another in that balance. In that AID, we can be present, and we do save the world. We are the world and a part of it. To save us, is to save the world. To feed US, is to feed the world. To keep your circles of people you meet and family, safe is the world. How you keep yours, is how your world is affected. We do have that influence. 

On this day, I call all Jedi everywhere to be Jedi. Don't act, be. Live your life as every day and when things happen, be ready. Be vigilant. Know where your recourses are and stay safe. Do not go looking for fights.

It is in the present moment we find redemption. You cannot find redemption in the future or the past. Redemption only dwells in the present. As Jedi, we have an awesome path. It can be as present as you like. We can be as present as we like. Choose your level. 

It begins with your breath. The most present function we have is our breathing. Become aware of its presence. Where is it at, you're breathing and why? Now, take it to the place you want to be at. If you do not know where your breathing should be at, find out. Do some practicing but regulate or cultivate better breathing techniques. There are so many available.

The second is the mind. When our mind is filled with too much, it can be hard to understand. By paying attention to our mind and where it rabbits or trails off, we can have a better understanding as well. Sit down and think. Give your mind some much needed time to associate rather than just gather. Not everything we find in life is for edification and development. It can be up to us to know the difference. (Insert Jedi Tenets)

This world needs people who care for one another. This world needs people to care the way the Jedi do. The world needs the Jedi. 

Be present.

Stand in your "regalia." 

By being present, we are most effective. To become present, start by minding breathing and thought. You're breathing and your thoughts. The most amazing thing you can do at any given time, is become present. When things happen, be present and check on your own. In that, we check on the world. Be kind Jedi, to each other and to yourself. Be Jedi and be vigilant. 

Remember our Creed

I am a Jedi, an instrument of peace;

Where there is hatred I shall bring love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

I am a Jedi.

I shall never seek so much to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

The Force is with me always, for I am a Jedi.

Pastor Carlos