Am I a Jedi?

Many things are considered traits of a Jedi... Here is one I see quite often...

It seems every so often, discussions get heated, or people's feelings get hurt. Someone goes on a bit about some bloody thing... Spouting their opinions as if it is Gospel... Getting the emotions of others all riled, and heated up, tempers flare...

We hear a person, commit an act in a fit of emotion.... Some people act a specific way, to obtain a desired reaction from others, we always have a target, sometimes it is to force a change in policy, other times, it is simply because we need a specific goal accomplished....

I must admit, I am as guilty of everyone else, this is not a judgement, instead, it is a reminder, to myself as well, to be aware of your motives... Be aware of others perceptions of your motives, understand not all see your actions in a positive light... Be understanding that others will not always agree, and may question your decision....

And, a reminder to stop the "Sith" name calling... As we have no set definition of what a Jedi is, or what a Jedi should believe, 100%... We have even less of a definition of what a Sith is, or thinks... Even though some of our Senior most members call themselves that...

I am allowed to have opposing views, as are everyone of you...

Sometimes, I think, when we all agree, as often as we do here, that when a opposing view, is presented, we feel, "ut-oh, that is opposite of my beliefs, and, as I am a Jedi, that must be Sith-ish." Someone acts in a manner we think as selfish, we see that as wrong, evil, or Sith-like...

Not, "oh, my opinion works for me, and theirs for them"....

Which is one thing we should all agree upon.... Tolerance...

Yes, I am a Jedi, as are each of you... Probably a little 'Sith' as well occasionally.... Whatever that exactly means... lol...

It is why I am a practicing Jedi, I am not perfect, yet, if ever...

Maybe when I rejoin the Force? Time will tell....

May the Force be with You..

Peace...
 

 

 

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Thank you Jestor, Your sermon hits closer to the mark than you know.<br />We are all human: we can make mistakes. <br />I can only hope to gain a better grasp of the force.<br /><br />May the force be with you ...always.

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That's a good point. Short, simple, and clear. Not to mention it is how we are different from one another that gives us more to talk about between us than a bunch of "mm hm", "yep", "of course", and the like. I love to be in agreement with...

That's a good point. Short, simple, and clear. Not to mention it is how we are different from one another that gives us more to talk about between us than a bunch of "mm hm", "yep", "of course", and the like. I love to be in agreement with someone else while having differing perspectives, as well as in disagreement having the opportunity to reflect and defend my beliefs when they are challenged. I probably couldn't count the times I have believed something whole heartedly until it was challenged. Faith is as flexible to that kind of change as we are of growing as human beings.

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I am reminded of one of the lessons I learned early on as a Freemason..Masonry is many things. It is different for every person. <br /><br />Each of us came to the Order for our own reasons, seeking something different, yet the same as the others...

I am reminded of one of the lessons I learned early on as a Freemason..Masonry is many things. It is different for every person. <br /><br />Each of us came to the Order for our own reasons, seeking something different, yet the same as the others of us. Each of us must find what being a Jedi means in our hearts. <br /><br />Someone once told me about Freemasonry, you get out of it what you put into it. I would say that being a Jedi works the same way. But, like Freemasonry, I find that I get out ten-fold what I put into it. The more I meditate on what it means to be a Jedi, and what the Force means to me, the more understanding I gain from it, and the more understainding I gain of myself. <br /><br />I enjoy reading these sermons, and look forward to reading many more. <br /><br />May the Force be with you all.<br />Michael

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