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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This sermon was written by Jestor in 29 May 2011 Hope it helps today as much as it did then. Enjoy

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Thank you Jestor Nice to read you again Hope to ear from you again . alwways lol

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Thank you for reposting this sermon Carlos, So thank you to the writer Jestor

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very well written. The message will always be true for all of us on some level.

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This is very true for me, and I'm glad I read this yesterday, so I could come back to it today. Last night on social media I mentioned that I hate someone. Someone who in my opinion is an awful person. A friend of mine, who is normally on the...

This is very true for me, and I'm glad I read this yesterday, so I could come back to it today. Last night on social media I mentioned that I hate someone. Someone who in my opinion is an awful person. A friend of mine, who is normally on the same side as me in many of our philosophies, commented that "hate" was the whole problem. And that pisses me off, that he can just sit there and (in my mind) judge me for my own opinion. Then I sat here this morning and realized that it's not a very "Jedi" thing to do, hating. I just keep picturing Anakin screaming "I HATE YOU" at Obi-Wan, and think about his whole descent to the Dark Side. (I do not tend to make references to the movies here in the Temple, but this is the most descriptive picture I can give that I think everyone may understand.) I proudly advertise on my social media bios that I am a Jedi Novice. So maybe it's not a great idea to go blasting out emotional outbursts if I'm trying to practice and maintain the Jedi path.

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Very valid points made! I can't believe I missed this one somehow...

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