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That's not very Jedi of you.
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Have you ever heard someone say that? Or perhaps with a different term? It's an interesting point to consider from a few angles.

Here's a fun and thought-provoking article: "That's Not Very Buddhist of You." It's about Buddhism, but it fits other belief systems, especially Jedi. It's also about never truly completing one's training and daily practice.

A quote in hopes of hooking you:
"Our intuition never actually fails, even though we often think that it does. We only fail to hear it over the noise we generate in our heads. Our practice is intended to allow for the development of an intuitive sense of what should and should not be said or done. We all have this intuition. But we’ve learned how to shout it down with our thoughts and emotions to the extent that it’s sometimes impossible to hear that still small voice.

In the end, Buddhist practice really is just that— it’s practice. We’re practicing to be Buddhists, hoping someday we’ll finally get it right. If we ever stop practicing, if we ever get to the point where we think we’ve got it all down pat and there’s no need for further improvement or refinement, that’s where the trouble starts."

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https://www.lionsroar.com/thats-buddhist/

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I see temples as hospitals. We don't come here because we're well. We come here to get well. Nearly everyone has something they need to work on. Welcome to the club.


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Greetings Master Octagon


I have to work on my system every day..lots of bumps usually balances out if you work hard enough at it lol

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Me too. So say we all!

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Too true.

I used to get lost thinking, "if I can just get past this, then I'll be fine." But you never actually get there - there's always something else. It was hard to unlearn that way of thinking and realize that living life is the same as the most basic instruction of meditation - when you get distracted, just come back to the breath. Every single time and all day long, over and over again, lol.

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Aye, I used to think that way too. "If only this or that changes, then I can finally be at peace and enjoy life in balance". Truth is, there's always going to be chaos ongoing, but we can see the harmony of it through balancing ourselves. Inner water nurtured, balanced and mindfulness to maintain it as such, and it won't matter what's ongoing outside and around us; we can find harmony and balance in every situation. Which takes practice! Bit at the time. The hard part? Our doing. We make things harder than they need to be, human beings are exceptionally good at that. Which is fine, no judgment. But when we become aware of it, then we can start working on doing less of it. Not meaning taking the easy road, but not to see the worst in every situation, not make it so hard on ourselves and focus on a glass half-full, rather than mostly empty.

I think most of us participate in activities or act/thinks/feel in a way that's lesser than the Jedi ideal from time to time. None of us are perfect. We're all just human beings, doing our best to be the better person, spreading life in this world. Albeit, to be perfectly honest, there are people out there who claim the title, yet who's never done any work, not interested in putting the effort into it. Some of these have even risen high, carrying titles in some Jedi communities. Also, there's the danger of hypocrisy. We all have to look into ourselves regularly, check that we're living what we're preaching. Following our own codes, ideals and way of living, because it's so easy, in a moment of passion, to neglect our duties and is in direct conflict with what we preach others. I believe that's a personal response in each and one of us, to regularly do those checks; did I act in the best interest of all parties? Did I follow my codes and ideals in this moment? If not, what could I have done differently? What is the lesson in this moment?

No judgment needed, simply, checking and growing. That's what this is all about, to me :)

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