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Cowardice: a trait wherein fear and excess self-concern override doing or saying what is right, good and of help to others or oneself in a time of need—it is the opposite of courage. As a label, "cowardice" indicates a failure of character in the face of a challenge.

 

Courage: the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Physical courage is courage in the face of physical pain, hardship, death, or threat of death, while moral courage is the ability to act rightly in the face of popular opposition, shame, scandal, or discouragement.

 

Fear not jedi, for you are braver than you think.

 

It is natural to experience fear when faced with threatening challenges. Fear enables us to survive by triggering our fight or flight response. As a jedi we must be aware of our fear, and be able to avoid acting on our fear. If we give in to our fear we may survive whatever trial creates it, however we lose a part of our self in the process. “fear is the mind killer” it can paralyze us, prevent us from seeing the truth and keep us from acting rightly. A life lived in fear is a tragedy.

 

So how do we avoid this tragic life? By seeing our fear, by facing it head on, by having courage. How do we do this? By having faith in ourself, in our knowledge, in our abilities, in our family , in our friends. by knowing what is right and knowing that we have that support structure to hold us up when  we do what is right.

 

Cowardice is the abundance of fear. It is the result of allowing our fear to control us.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the acceptance of it. When we can face our fear and overcome it we are courageous and brave. We can achieve anything. We are jedi.

 

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.